Meet Our Volunteers
Patrick Snider will be our Curatorial Intern this semester. He is from Albany, New York and a senior studying history at SUNY Cortland. After he graduates, he plans to go to graduate school to study higher education. Snider’s primary area of interest is World War II. When he is not studying, he can be found helping out residents in the building he lives in, or competing in intramural sports. He looks forward to learning more about public history through his time at the 1890 House.
Rosalie Hopko joined the museum in 2019 as a volunteer Curatorial Assistant. She has spent most of her life dedicated to her love of history and the human condition. She studied Anthropology, History, and Museum Studies at SUNY Brockport, where she graduated Cum Laude. She recently earned her Masters of Science degree in Human Osteoarchaeology at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, where she also graduated with honors. She looks forward to pursuing her PhD at the University of Aberdeen in the coming year.
Rosalie is trained in cultural and biological anthropology, including skeletal anatomy, paleopathology, and osteological trauma. She is currently serving a year-long position with AmeriCorps at the Seven Valleys Health Coalition, where she gives back to her community by supporting staff in developing and facilitating public health education, programs, and initiatives.
Rosalie has been volunteering at The 1890 House since junior high school, and is excited to return to her favorite museum. Rosalie will be assisting The 1890 House staff with research, educational projects, and event preparation.
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.