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September 2018

Lift Your Spirits – An Evening Tasting for Accessibility

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The 1890 House Museum, 37 Tompkins Street
Cortland, NY 13045 United States
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$15

Lift Your Spirits at the 1890 House Museum! September 28th, from 7:00 - 10:00pm. Tickets are $15. and all ticket proceeds are raised in support of a new wheel chair lift for the Museum! The 1890 House Museum is thrilled to welcome the Finger Lakes Tasting Room, Dragonfyre Distillery, and Lively Run Dairy! Come for an evening of spirits of all kinds, paired with some of Cortland's finest cheeses. The Museum will be open for exploration, and staff on hand…

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October 2018

October First Friday

October 5
The 1890 House Museum, 37 Tompkins Street
Cortland, NY 13045 United States
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death and mourning

Join us for a special Death & Mourning First Friday in October!   Chester Wickwire has died!  Experience a 19th Century wake this October at the 1890 House Museum.  You’ll learn about Victorian funerary customs and superstitions.  What were the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of mourning?  Hear Victorian funeral music, sample period food, and learn the truth about the death of Cortland’s most famous citizen!   Book online now! Tours are at 5:30 / 6 / 6:30 / 7…

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A Victorian Seance

October 19 - October 21
The 1890 House Museum, 37 Tompkins Street
Cortland, NY 13045 United States
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Victorian Séance This October at the 1890 House Museum, gather round a table and experience an authentic Victorian séance.  You’ll interact with famous Americans who visited séances, from Mark Twain to Harry Houdini.  After the séance, we’ll lift the tablecloth and expose the tricks psychics used to fool their clients.  Plus, we’ll reveal the power and influence that women discovered by leading séances. We know you’ll love it…our psychic said so! The Victorian Seance is available for 1 weekend only…

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Spirits in the Castle

October 26 - October 28
The 1890 House Museum, 37 Tompkins Street
Cortland, NY 13045 United States
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Spirits In the Castle Come explore the Wickwire Mansion and learn about funeral customs, superstitions, and the the story behind the death of Chester Wickwire. Then join psychic Anne Knight and Knightime Paranormal as they take you on an investigation of Cortland's premier Haunted House! There is limited availability, so purchase your tickets in advance. Individual Tickets are $15 Reserve 5 or more tickets, and each ticket is $10! Book online now!

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December 2018

Holiday Tea Party

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$15

Celebrate this special time of year with our annual Children's Holiday Tea featuring Magic Garden Puppet Theatre! Explore the wonders of a late 19th century holiday season as the house is fully decorated. Cucumber sandwiches, tea, sweet treats, and hot chocolate await! After tea, make your way upstairs for The Cat of Dovrefjell, performed by Magic Garden Puppets! The Cat of Dovrefjell is a traditional Norwegian folktale. The action is set in the North of Norway during Yule. Trolls take…

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