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                                                                                                                                    Come Walk Through History With Us … Visit Three Unique Museums for One Price!
                                                                                                                                     Brockway Trucks & Memorabilia  Military Memorabilia  Trains & Railroad History  Local History
                                                                                                                                                               Agricultural History   Vintage Tractors and More!

                                                                               LET’S GO ON A GEOTOUR!

                                               © Katie Keyser, Cortland Standard
                                                                               Experience the history and beauty of Cortland County
           NEW YORK STATE                                                      by taking the Experience Cortland GeoTour!                                                               A Hidden Gem in the Heart of Central New York
                                                                                                                                                                                          Offering a Spacious and Clean, Family Friendly Facility!
           W        hen you think of country music, the first thing that might come   County to the secret (and not-so-secret) hideaways   4386 US Route 11  Cortland                        Something for Everyone & Plenty of Parking, too!
                                                                               This tour will take you along the byways of Cortland
                                                                                                                                                                                           Friendly & Informative Staff    Handicapped Accessible
                                                                               where we’ve stashed caches for you to discover. Learn
                    to mind is Nashville, home of the National Country Music Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                    New Attractions and Exhibits
                    of Fame. But fans of country music in New York need not travel
                                                                               about a Civil War encampment, Cortland’s connection
                    any further than Cortland to get a taste of its rich history. Visit
                                                                                                                                                                                            OPEN:  Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
                                                                                                                                                  1/2 mile off I-81, exit 12
                    the New York State Country Music Hall of Fame and browse    to major league baseball, the most unusual grave marker    Halfway between Binghamton and Syracuse    Future Exhibit ~ ANTIQUE FIREHOUSE & 1st RESPONDER MUSEUM
                                                                               you’ll ever see, and more.
           the array of memorabilia from the many Nashville and local entertainers.                                                  607-299-4185                             Last Admission at 4:00
           There is Tammy Wynette’s $10,000 sequined dress, Kenny Rogers’ famous   If you like to solve puzzles, we’ve incorporated one into   HOURS:  Thursday - Saturday  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Visit our Website or Facebook Page
           white suit, Ernest Tubbs suit, Jeannie C. Riley’s dress, Jack Greene’s suit   our tour. Each geocache site contains a three-letter code.   Last Admission is at 4:00 PM         for More Information and Our Many Weekend Events
           and more, as well as memorabilia from local NYS musicians and singers.
                                                                               Visit all 20 sites, record all the code letters, decipher the   Groups & Buses Welcome Anytime with Prior Arrangements   Discounted Rates, Meal Packages & Meeting Rooms Available

           NYS COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME                                      correct message, and claim your prize at our office!                                                         Valid for up to 4 adults per coupon.  May not be combined
           1824 NY-13, Cortland • (607) 334-8109                               We hope you’ll explore Cortland County, have some fun,   $1.00 off Adult Admission                              with other offers or discounts.    Expires 4/30/2023
                                                                               learn a bit of history, and enjoy the great outdoors. Grab
                                                                               your favorite GPS-enabled device, print a map from our
                                                                               website, and get started on your geocaching adventure!
                                                                                                                                         CORTLAND COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
                                                                                                                                                                     Museum & Research Center

                                                                               FUN LOCAL HISTORY FACTS
                                                                                     Amelia Jenks Bloomer, a pioneer in women’s
           Established in 1853, this open-air museum is a beautiful                  rights and the temperance movement, was
           19th-century Victorian garden cemetery that sits on                       born in Homer, NY. She popularized women’s
                                                                                     apparel that came to be known as “bloomers.”
           50 acres and is the final resting place for 18,000 people.
           A     fine example of the rural cemetery (as a solution to the problem    Francis B. Carpenter, painter of Lincoln’s
                                                                                     portrait, Willian Osborn Stoddard, Lincoln’s
                 of overcrowding urban cemeteries), the Cortland Rural Cemetery
                                                                                     private secretary, and Eli Devoe, foiler of an
                 is a carefully-planned garden cemetery with a deliberate focus on
                                                                                     assassination plot, all hailed from Homer, NY.
                 architectural and landscape design. Walk the cemetery with an
           interactive “cemetrail tour” and admire the beauty of the headstones and the   The Lamont Memorial Free Library was
           diverse species of trees to discover those who helped shaped Cortland history.  the former home of Daniel Lamont,
                                                                                     the Secretary of War during one of Grover                Discover your family roots and explore Cortland County’s Past!
           Visitors may see the graves of the last Upstate Governor of New York,     Cleveland’s presidential terms.
           Nathan Miller; the graves of veterans of all American wars, including that                                                        Suggett House Museum   Kellogg Memorial Research Center   Gift Shop   New for 2022—Then &
           of Brigadier-General Joseph Reynolds, who served in the War of 1812 and   Truxton, NY was the home of John McGraw,                                          Now Children’s Room  NARM Affiliated
           Colonel Andrew J. Grover, who died at Gettysburg; and the grave of        a 30-year manager of the New York Giants.
                                                                                                                                                                    Visit us Wednesday-Saturday 12-5:00pm
           Dr. Julia Spalding, who arrived in Cortland in 1883 as one of the nation’s   He was inducted into the Hall-of-Fame in 1937            25 Homer Avenue, Cortland, New York 13045 - (607) 756-6071 –
           earliest women doctors.                                                   after compiling 2,763 victories and
                               THE CORTLAND RURAL CEMETERY                           leading the Giants to 10 National League
                               110 Tompkins Street, Cortland • (607) 756-6022        pennants and three World Series titles.
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