Become A Member
The 1890 House Museum welcomes new friends from across the country to help support our programs, educational initiatives, exhibitions and preservation initiatives. Without your support much of our work would not be possible. Consider becoming a member today.
Benefits for all members
Yearly subscription to our newsletter “Whisperings Around the Inglenook”
Advanced Invitations to Museum Programs
10% at the Museum Gift Shop
$25 – Student/Educator: Admission for you and 2 guests
$30 – Senior: Admission for you and 2 guests
$40 – Individual: Admission for you and 2 guests
$50 – Duel– Admission for 2 adults and 2 guests
$75 – Household– Admission for2 adults, children under 18, and 2 guests
$150 – Fredric: Household benefits, 4 additional guest passes, Museum memorabilia, Preview of museum programs
$200 – Charles: Fredric benefits, Advance ticket sales to programs
$300 – Ardell: Charles benefits, 5% discount on program tickets
$500 – Chester: Charles benefits, 10% discounts on program tickets
Business Enhanced Memberships
$250 – The Grocery Store: Charles Benefits, 1 free hour of venue rental*
$500 – The Hardware Store: Grocery benefits, Name on museum newsletter
$1000+ – The Factory: Hardware benefits, 2 free hours of venue rental*, Name on museum website
*Must check with Museum Staff about availability.
The 1890 House Museum offers a large variety of opportunities for individuals and teams to volunteer. Volunteer placement is based on applicants interest, experience, abilities, availability, and current openings.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please click the “Apply Now” button below. From there you will be able to fill out our sign up form and start the process. Thanks!
House Guide: House guides make up most of the interpretive staff at The 1890 House Museum. They give tours to visitors and educate them on Wickwire, house, Cortland, regional, state, national and global history.
Greeter: Greeters are part of the interpretive staff at The 1890 House Museum. They are the first face visitors to the museum see and the ones that give brief overviews of the museum, collect fees and donations, and sell items in our gift shop.
Digitization Assistant: The 1890 House Museum has a great deal of undocumented items that are in desperate need of being digitized. Digitization Assistants will be working to save the history of the Wickwire family and Cortland by making sure things are put into digital form for preservation.
Historical Researcher: Historical Researchers will use the archives, library, and other historical sources to research the Wickwire family, Victorian ideals and daily living activities, Cortland and regional history, and other topics.
Grounds Assistant: The 1890 House Museum has a small amount of grounds that need caring for. Maintaining the lawn, small gardens and Koi pond (no fish) are important to the maintaining of the history of the house.
House Operations Assistant: The 1890 House Museum is large and maintaining this historic structure is a priority to the preservation of the history of the house. The House Operations Assistants will help the Museum Director and Assistant Director in the operational care of the building through fixing problems and cleaning.
Program Assistant: Program Assistants will help with the running of a variety of events.
Education Assistant: Education Assistants will help with educational programs held by the museum.
Collections and Archive Assistant: The 1890 House Museum has an amazing collection, which is in need of people to help catalog and rehouse a variety of things.
Exhibition Assistant: Exhibition Assistants will use the archives, library, and other historical sources to research the Wickwire family, Victorian ideals and daily living activities, Cortland and regional history, and other topics to create interesting exhibits.
Translator: Translators with help by translating printed materials and tour information into other languages.
Photographer/Videographer: The photographer/ videographer will take photos and/or videos of a variety of things at the museum.