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Cortland County Historical Society

25 Homer Avenue
Cortland, NY 13045

(607) 756-6071


While the Cortland County Historical Society looks forward to returning to work on site, out of concern for everyone’s safety and the physical limitations of our facilities, the James Suggett House Museum and the Kellogg Memorial Research Center will remain closed to members, friends, and visitors. 

We will offer distance research (free to members) only. Our priority when we reopen is to respond to the growing backlog of research requests, in the order in which they were received.  Please email your research requests to

We will continue to assess and revise our Reopening Plan over the next several months. We miss you and we look forward to the day when we can welcome you in person at CCHS.

Founded in 1925, the Cortland County Historical Society collects, preserves, and interprets artifacts and documents representative of Cortland County's history.

Kellogg Memorial Library

The Kellogg Memorial Research Center serves as a repository for information related to the history of Cortland County. The Collection includes: maps, censuses, city and county directories, cemetery records, genealogies, histories, vital (birth, death, and marriage) records, surname files, military records, photographic files, scrapbooks, newspapers, and more. All research at the Kellogg Memorial Research Center is assisted. Members receive free assisted research, while there is a small fee for non-members. Research requests may also be submitted by mail and email (for similar fees). The Kellogg Memorial Research Center is handicapped accessible.

Suggett House Museum

The Suggett House Museum is home to exhibits related to Cortland County. These exhibits allow visitors a chance to see the items that have shaped Cortland County over the last 200 years. From Brockway Trucking Company to Wickwire Brothers, the businesses, industries and people of Cortland County are reflected in our collection and exhibits.

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