In addition to maintaining the Research Center, History Cortland Co. operates the James Suggett House Museum which showcases the stories of more than two centuries of Cortland County life. Built in 1882, this large, historic home anchored the Suggett family property, which also included the area now known as Suggett Park. Some eighty years later, James’s great-grandson – Chester Birdlebough – bequeathed the home to what was then known as the Cortland County Historical Society, finally giving the Society a space of its own after residing first in the Franklin Hatch Library on Church Street and then in the County Court House.
The Historical Society is open Tuesday-Saturday, 1:00 pm - 5 pm.
Director: Tabitha Scoville