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T O U R I S M In addition to school team sports, local towns support many different athletic leagues. The Norwich Family YMCA offers recreational opportunities for all ages, Chenango Summer Jam. photo courtesy of Lindsay Miles Photography including children’s sports teams, adult leagues, health club, six-lane indoor pool, jogging track, kids’ gym, Individual communities host Music in the Park, juried fitness studios, and racquetball and basketball courts. art shows, concerts, parades and numerous other cultural Performing Arts events throughout the area. Music lessons and dancing schools are prevalent in the Chenango County is a contrast between big-city culture area and adults and children participate. Dance classes are and small-town fun and entertainment. Whether its live available for the beginner to the most advanced, ranging music or theater, spectators and performers alike have from pre-dance, ballet, tap and jazz to ballroom dancing. ample opportunity to enjoy the arts. From sophisticated Area dance centers host yearly performances that turn out theater, music and art to museums, unique historic sites dancers who go on to compete at national competitions, and attractions that children and families will love. gaining recognition across the United States. The night life selection is varied and offers entertainment alternatives that include listening to a blues, folk, or a Museums and History jazz band. Cultural venues throughout the county offer See over 160 beautifully restored classic cars at the Northeast musical and theatrical performances on a weekly basis. Classic Car Museum. The museum is home to the world’s Most cultural venues also have galleries that are open largest collection of Franklin luxury cars made in nearby to the public and support a variety of artistic media. Syracuse, as well as other exhibits featuring vehicles from 1901 through the early 1970’s. Among the cars on exhibit are a 1910 Waverley Electric Car, 1918 Cadillac Brougham, a matched pair of 1956 Chevy Bel Airs, and many more. Other historical sites, cemeteries and museums include, but are not limited to: the Chenango County Historical Museum, highlighting exhibits of past and present industries from all corners of Chenango County (including Norwich Pharmaceuticals), Indian artifacts, history of the early railroads and the Chenango Canal; The Earlville Opera House, a two-story theater built in 1896 and currently used for cultural activities such as theatrical performances, films and operatic presentations; Preferred Manor, built in 1831, featuring one of two indoor weathervanes still in existence and was a stop on the Underground Railroad; and The Oxford Memorial Library, built in 1794 by famous bridge designer Theodore Burr. 28


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