Museums

Cortland County Historical Society and Suggett House Museum

Address: 25 Homer Avenue, Cortland NY 13045 (corner Maple Avenue)

Phone: (607) 756-6071

Contact: Mindy Leisenring, Director Cortland County Historical Society

E-Mail: info@cortlandhistory.com

Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday (except major holidays)
Gift Shop: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Library: 1 - 5 p.m.
Museum: 1 - 4 p.m.

Group tours and out-reach programs scheduled by appointment. Fees for non-members.

Description:

Located in the 1882 Italianate home of inventor and real estate developer, James Suggett, the Museum's first floor houses "AT HOME: CORTLAND COUNTRY INTERIOR SPACES, 1825-1900". This series memorabilia, toys, and business and industry artifacts, offer appeal to both children and adults, and further illustrate the county's 200 year history. Award-winning vignettes includes basic elements of styles of home décor typical of the area in the 19th century. An 1800's kitchen and changing exhibit rooms which display the Museum's collections of textiles, military memorabilia, toys, and business and industry artifacts, offer appeal to both children and adults, and further illustrate the county's 200 year history.

Connected to the Suggett House is the Kellogg Memorial Research Library, the climate –controlled wing which is the center for an extensive archival and genealogical collection, amassed since the Society's 1925 founding. The Gift Shop carries publications on local history and items related to Cortland County. Programs are free and open to the public.

The annual Doll House Holiday, which runs from Thanksgiving through the first week of January, features some 30 different houses and room boxes each year.

Membership in the Society provides many benefits: 10% discount in the Gift Shop, free use of the Research Library, free tours of the Museum, Periodicals - News Notes from the Suggett House, The Bulletin, and Roots and Branches.