ABOUT THE PROJECT

Founded in 1975 and receiving its NYS Charter as a historic house museum in 1984, the 1890 House Museum boasts an impressive collection of photographs. These photographs document the lives of the Wickwire family and their friends from the late 19th century through the 20th century. When inventor & industrialist Chester F. Wickwire moved into his home on June 1, 1890, he photographed each room as it was. These photographs have now been digitally preserved by Roger Theise from Roger Williams Photography. Some of these interior photos have never been on view to the public before.

SUPPORT US

Purchase an interior photograph that will be displayed within its room at the 1890 House Museum. Your name will be displayed below the photograph as its sponsor.

There are just 14 opportunities to make a lasting impact for these important images.

PHOTOGRAPHS

ENTRANCE HALL (SOLD John R. Daniels Jr.)
INGLENOOK (SOLD Main Street Acupuncture)
EAST PARLOR (SOLD Eves Broadcasting)

GOLD PARLOR
MUSIC ROOM
FERNERY & SUN PARLOR
LIBRARY
DINING ROOM
MASTER BEDROOM
CHILDRENS’ ROOM
MORNING ROOM
BILLARDS ROOM
BALLROOM
CARRIAGE HOUSE

WE NEED YOU

We need your help to finish this ambitious but important project that will help us enhance our interpretation of Cortland County’s Landmark building.

HOW TO HELP

Please contact the museum at 607 756 7551 or email info@the1890house.org

We encourage you to visit us so we may show you the photograph in greater detail and take you on a personal tour of the room.

First Floor Interior Photographs

First Floor Interior Photos
Name of Sponsor

Exterior Carriage House Photo

Carriage House Exterior Photo
Name of Sponsor

Upper Floors Interior Photos

Upper Floors Interior Photos
Name of Sponsor

Opening Hours

WINTER HOURS (October-April)

Thursdays to Saturdays Noon - 4pm

SUMMER HOURS (May - September)

Thursdays to Saturdays 11am - 5pm

Sundays 11am -3pm

Contact us

Feel free to contact us with Questions or Concerns by visiting our contact page located Here.

Give us a call during our hours of operation at 607 756 7551 or email us directly at info@the1890house.org

37 Tompkins Street

Cortland, NY 13045

Donate to the 1890 Museum Today!Donate