607 756 7551 info@the1890house.org

The 1890 House Challenge

The 1890 House Challenge

Our current wheelchair lift is a mess! The motor is broken, the model is not rated for New York winters, and it is no longer code compliant. We are in the last stretches to raise the final funds we need to replace the lift!

We are so close to raising the final funds.

We recently received a $3500 Challenge Grant from the Emerson Foundation. If we raise $3500 in new matching funds by October 1, we will receive the final piece of funding to complete the lift!

Any amount helps. Checks can be made payable to the 1890 House Museum and Challenge Grant as the subject line. Or you can donate via PayPal in any amount below. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@1890house) to keep track of our progress. We want to make the Museum accessible for everyone in Cortland County-your support makes that possible.

Support Cortland's Landmark Building

The impressive collection found throughout the 1890 House Museum offer visitors the opportunity to step back in time to 19th century Cortland.  The unique history within our walls tells the stories of the Wickwire family, their servants, and the factory workers who toiled in Wickwire Wire Mills Factory.


We strive to educate and inspire every visitor through diverse programming and exhibitions.  With your help, we will preserve this Cortland County landmark for present and future generations.


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Thursdays to Saturdays 11 am – 5 pm

Sundays 11 am - 3 pm

WINTER (November-April)

Thursdays to Saturdays Noon - 4 pm



37 Tompkins St. Cortland, NY 13045

Telephone: (607) 756 7551

Email: info@the1890house.org


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