1890 House Museum is Focusing on Preserving It's History After National Spotlight Earlier This Week
With the national spotlight shined the on the 1890 House Museum in Cortland this week, museum supporters are trying to build on the recent interest and remind residents there’s more than ghosts at the 1890 house.
Now that the 1890 house on Tompkins Street has garnered some recognition on this weeks’ episode of the SyFy Networks Ghost Hunters, the focus for the museum operations and board of directors returns to preserving the history of the Wickwire family and their gilded age mansion.
Museum board president Mike Pizzola says the attention from the Ghost Hunters shoot has been great, he wants to remind prospective that the home is more than a haunt; it’s a wonderful resource in the community.
Currently the board of directors is focused on the on-going mission to maintain and refurbish the historic home. Recently the board of directors cut the ribbon on a new main staircase on the front of the home; the improvement cost thousands of dollars and restored the homes main entrance to active use.
The board is looking to restore other features of the home that are wearing out with the marches of time. To support that mission they are once again hosting the casino at the castle event on February 16th from 7-11p.m at the museum.
The event includes a catered dinner, live entertainment, and games of chance. Tickets can be purchased on-line at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 607-591-1286.