607 756 7551 info@the1890house.org

Meet Our Interns

The 1890 House Museum is pleased to welcome its new intern, Quinci Chapple. Quinci comes to us from SUNY Cortland, where she majors in History.  Quinci will be giving tours this fall, and will help us execute our robust slate of fall events.  Quinci will also perform historical research on the Wickwire Factory employees.

Quinci is in her senior year, and hopes to enter graduate school for history or museum studies upon graduation. Quinci’s career goal is to work in museums, libraries, or cultural centers.  When she isn’t sudying, Quinci enjoys reading about Maurice Sendak and going to concerts.

The 1890 House Museum is also pleased to welcome intern Robert Scalise. Robert comes to us from SUNY Cortland, where he majors in History.  Originally from Long Island, Robert transferred to SUNY Cortland in 2016 after receiving his Associates Degree in Liberal Arts.  Robert will give tours and help us execute fall events, as well as conduct research on a spy who worked in the Wickwire Brothers Factory in the 1910s.

Robert has worked at a local daycare for about 8 years and has a passion for working with children. After graduating, he hopes to continue his education and become a history teacher.

Robert is intrigued by the house’s architecture and preservation, and looks forward to learning more about the Wickwire Family’s interesting past.

Hi! My name is Amalia Tapia and I am a Business Economics Major with a Minor in Anthropology at SUNY Cortland. During the summer months, I love to go to the beach and play tennis with my family. During the winter months, I love to ice skate. I love history and want to full-time work in a museum, so interning for the 1890 House Museum is perfect for me!

Interested in joining our Internship team or volunteering? Email our Assistant Director & Curator Jarrett Zeman at info@the1890house.org

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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37 Tompkins St. Cortland, NY 13045

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Email: info@the1890house.org


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