The 1890 House Museum
Innovation lives here.
Within these walls, inventor Chester Wickwire created a worldwide wire industry that changed the face of rural life. Experience the world of the Wickwire family, and the daily lives of the servants and factory workers who sustained their lavish lifestyle.
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.