A Gift from the Suggett Family

The Suggett House Museum is where we house our many artifacts and where we tell the stories of Cortland County’s past to our visitors through exhibits. As the great-grandson of James and Jane Suggett, John Chester Birdlebough was the last heir in this branch of the Suggett family. He inherited the house when his last aunt died and was Mr. Birdlebough who gifted the house to the Cortland County Historical Society. Before that, CCHS was housed at both the Cortland Free Library and the county courthouse. The house became available at a time when we had outgrown our space at the courthouse, so it was a welcome gift. John Chester Birdlebough asked only that we call it the “Suggett House”.


The Suggett House Museum is free admittance and open for guided tours Wednesday through Saturday, 12-5pm.
Stay tuned for news about upcoming exhibits!


Meet the Suggett Family!



A peek inside the Suggett House museum: