Cortland County Historical Society will reopen under NY Forward Phase 4 Guidelines on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. While we look 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 not be open for drop in visits.

We will offer distance research only (free to members). 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 are excited to announce that while the Museum remains closed, we will be installing a Children’s History Discovery Center in part of the exhibit area in the Museum. We look forward to hosting a grand opening for this interactive center when it is safe to do so. This project is funded in part by a Cortland County Bright Ideas Grant funded through the Central New York Community Foundation.

We will be resuming our Volunteer Program on an extremely limited basis, for assistance with specific tasks and projects.

Please contact us by phone (607) 756-6071 or via email for assistance or for more information.