Our Mission

Engaging its multiple constituencies, the CCHS promotes an informed perspective on Cortland’s past through the safeguarding and interpretation of the region’s historical resources.

Our Vision

The Cortland County Historical Society will be a vibrant and highly visible meeting place for the discovery and discussion of Cortland’s past through the promotion and stewardship of the community’s historical objects and stories.



Tabitha Scoville




Sophie Clough
Collections and Research Assistant




Board of Trustees


Marty Mack – President

Charles “Bud” Jermy, Jr. – Vice President

Deidre Joyce – Secretary

Paul Lorenzo – Treasurer

Board Members

Elizabeth Burns

Judah “Jay” Currie, III

Jean Edwards

Christine Gregory

Ann Homer

Charles “Bud” Jermy, Jr.

Charles “Chip” Jermy, III

Lynne Lash

Karl Ochs

Richard Penoyer

Jane Snell