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CNY Living History Center

4386 US Rt. 11
Cortland, NY 13045


COVID-19 UPDATES:

The CNY Living History Center is open for limited hours with COVID-19 precautions. Our hours are Fridays & Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. As always, we request last admission not later than 4 p.m. to allow our visitors time to see all three museums and schedule predictability for our volunteers.


3 Museums in 1

A massive museum complex with a diverse collection from larger than life Brockway Trucks, including a 1925 Brockway Fire Truck that traveled back to Cortland from Argentina, to an impressive 10,000 items collected and curated by the late Ken Eaton illustrating America’s Civil War to rare items of local and national political significance, and the massive collection of antique tractors.

Brockway Truck Museum

Originally founded as Brockway Carriage Works in 1875 by William Brockway, the Brockway Motor Company played a key role in the manufacturing history for Cortland County. Examine these larger than life trucks up close including one Brockway Fire Truck that made an incredible journey from Buenos Aires Argentina to Cortland New York.

Homeville Museum

Ken Eaton purchased a Civil War rifle when he was a teenager and wanted to find out more about its past. The more he read about the Civil War, the more his interest grew. This simple pursuit of knowledge sparked a lifelong passion for history and the artifacts that go along with it. Explore the impressive military collection that includes a M-60 Battle Tank, a nearly full size replica of a Lackawanna 2-8-2 “Mikado” Locomotive #2107, and the rich history of central New York.

Tractors of Yesteryear

The T.O.Y.S. museum collection includes antique tractors, threshing machines, corn shellers, corn binders, ensilage cutters, stalk cutters, beet cutters, plows and many other items used on farms 50 to 150 years ago. The collection also includes butter churns, ox yokes, flat irons, shoulder water carriers, scythes, and cradles used in old rural America. The T.O.Y.S. collection gives life to the agricultural history of Central New York and all of rural America.

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