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The Chapel at Elmira College

Cowles Hall, Elmira College, Park Place & W. Washington Avenue

Elmira, NY 14901


General Info
General Info
  • Months of Operation:
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    • July
    • August
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Mark Twain's connection to Elmira College began with his wife, Olivia, an alumnus. The study where he wrote his classic novels sits on the campus not far from Cowles Hall and The Chapel which contains several stunning stained glass windows depicting the college’s history and traditions, as well as Mark Twain and his wife. Twain's window is a representation of the importance the region played in his life, and also of his familial ties to the College.