5 Reasons Not to Miss the New Exhibitions at the CNY Living History Center this Summer.

The Flying Ace.

Levi Chase was an American fighter pilot and double flying ace during World War II. This exhibition, curated and built by his grandson, Bill Chase, will share some incredible stories related to the 512 combat missions that Chase flew during three different wars.

A Japanese Soldier’s WWII Diary.

Visitors will hear in his own words, the story of a Japanese WWII soldier during his final days. Made possible by a diary discovered by a US Marine during fighting on the Makin Island Chain visitors will experience a soldier’s story from a different perspective as they tour this unique display.

The Spirit of Innovation.

The new Tractors of Yesteryear exhibit celebrates innovations featuring mechanisms that were the first of their kind. There is a 1956 Brockway Tractor, the first tractor to carry the Brockway name.  Visitors will also see a 1953 John Deere Model R that was the first diesel powered tractor ever produced and only manufactured from 1949-1954.

New Brockways!

One of the largest changeovers at the CNY Living History Center are the Brockway Trucks. Get up close to these monstrous vehicles (some of their wheels can be taller than you!) and don’t forget the chance to see Brockway Trucks in action during the National Brockway Truck Show on August 11th.

Our Volunteers!

Every year, dedicated volunteers help to make these massive exhibition changeovers happen.  Make them feel appreciated by stopping in to see the fruits of their labor!

Explore all of these new exhibitions during 2018 or see it first at the May 19th New Exhibitions Reveal.

The CNY Living History Center is a three-museum complex: the Homeville Museum, Brockway Museum, and Tractors of Yesteryear. The Center is located at 4386 US Route 11 in Cortland, NY.

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Explore Cortland’s Museums

From the Gilded Age home of an industrial era inventor, impressive archives and intriguing stories, a massive living history complex of trucks to America’s Civil War, and an open-air museum that is a 19th century garden cemetery. Explore the stories that have helped create the Cortland County that it is today.