Framing the Past
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Founded in 1975 and receiving its NYS Charter as a historic house museum in 1984, the 1890 House Museum boasts an impressive collection of photographs. These photographs document the lives of the Wickwire family and their friends from the late 19th century through the 20th century. When inventor & industrialist Chester F. Wickwire moved into his home on June 1, 1890, he photographed each room as it was. These photographs have now been digitally preserved by Roger Theise from Roger Williams Photography. Some of these interior photos have never been on view to the public before.
WE NEED YOU
We need your help to finish this ambitious but important project that will help us enhance our interpretation of Cortland County’s Landmark building.
Purchase an interior photograph that will be displayed within its room at the 1890 House Museum. Your name will be displayed below the photograph as its sponsor.
There are just 14 opportunities to make a lasting impact for these important images.
ENTRANCE HALL (SOLD John R. Daniels Jr.)
INGLENOOK (SOLD Main Street Acupuncture)
EAST PARLOR (SOLD The Eves Family & WXHC 101.5FM)
GOLD PARLOR (SOLD Cortland Eye Center)
FERNERY & SUN PARLOR
HOW TO HELP
Please contact the museum at 607 756 7551 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage you to visit us so we may show you the photograph in greater detail and take you on a personal tour of the room.
First Floor Photographs
Upper Floors Photographs
Carriage House Photo
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.
SUMMER / FALL (May – October)
Thursdays to Saturdays 11 am – 5 pm
Sundays 11 am - 3 pm
Thursdays to Saturdays Noon - 4 pm
37 Tompkins St. Cortland, NY 13045
Telephone: (607) 756 7551