Museum Branding

The 1890 House Museum is proud to unveil its new logo.

The red machine gear — surrounding an outline of the house like a rising sun — symbolizes the innovative spirit of Chester Wickwire and the Industrial Revolution.  The windows in the house represent the many windows on the past that we open at the museum, revealing the stories of immigrants, strong women with broad aspirations, and children finding their place in a rapidly changing world.  Visitors will feel the connections in the present that tie us to the past, like the many pieces of wire that Chester’s factory workers wove together.

Inspired by Chester’s example, the 1890 House is committed to providing innovative programs, events, and experiences for the public.  Check our website and social media to find out how you can play a part in our future.

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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Thursdays - Saturdays

11 am – 4 pm


12 pm - 4  pm




37 Tompkins St. Cortland, NY 13045

Telephone: (607) 756 7551



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