July, 2019

Tom Kanalley -Collecting Old Fishing Tackle

The popular series returns this month with 4 exciting presentations at the Historical Society. Bring your own lunch or just enjoy a beverage and dessert with us. This program is free and open to the public. We start at 12:10 and finish at 12:50. Call 607-756-6071 for more information.


Wednesday, July 10

“The Cortland Academy in Homer: Its Origins and History”

Please join Martin Sweeney, Historian for the Town and Village of Homer, to learn more about the beginnings of a school on the green in Homer. This year is the bicentennial of state-approved education in Homer, NY. There has been a state-approved school on the Homer Green since 1819, starting with the Cortland Academy. Some highlights of the origin and history of that academy will be discussed.

Wednesday, July 17

“The Loomis Gang”

Please join the village of Morrisville and town of Eaton Historian Sue Greenhagen for a history of the Loomis Gang, the most notorious 19th-century crime family in central New York.


Wednesday, July 24

“Parker vs Roosevelt: The Making of the President 1904”

Please join former Cortland mayor Marty Mack to learn more about Alton Parker and the 1904 Roosevelt -Parker presidential election.


Wednesday, July 31