Be an important part of Cortland County history:
Become a member of CCHS


Please join us in supporting the Cortland County Historical Society by becoming a member. The Historical Society receives no operating funds from Cortland County. We rely on members like you to support our mission of preserving and sharing Cortland’s historic past.


A new membership perk!

With all levels of membership you are now able to visit over 20 New York State museums. The Empire State Museums Reciprocal Program brings together museums, art galleries, historic sites, and other great institutions from across the State of New York to share the benefits of membership. When you join one, your benefits extend to all. Join an ESMRP institution and start exploring Empire State museums today! Visit their website for all the details and list of all participating museums! 


Join or renew a membership now



You can support the Cortland County Historical Society at the following levels:

  • Senior: (62 and older) $25
  • Individual: $35 
  • Family: (spouse/partner and dependent children) $45.00  
  • Supporting: (Includes membership to North American Museum Association – NARM) $100
  • Sustaining: (Cody Higgins Club) $150 
  • Sponsor: (Charles Jones Club) $300 
  • Curator: (Mary Ann Kane Club) $500 
  • Benefactor: (Joan Siedenberg Club) $1,000

Members receive the following benefits:

  • Gift shop discount (10%)
  • Unlimited in-person research
  • Discounts on selected events
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Supporting level and above also include NARM benefits


What is a NARM membership?