The Dream is Taking Shape

Well it’s official!  The museum if finally open!  After many years of hard work the dream has finally come into reality..  Officially known as the Central New York Living History Center, three organizations occupy the same property, including the Brockway Museum, the Homeville Museum and the Tractors of Yesteryear.  For more information regarding the History Center, click here http://www.cnylivinghistory.org/ (link is external)
The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.    It is suggested that admission be purchased by 4 pm to ensure enough time to see everything.
Admission if free for Members, $10.00 for adults, $9.00 for Seniors 65+, $5.00 for Children 6-18 and Free for Children ages 5 and under.  Active Military members with ID also receive free admission.

Brockway Museum

Since our Brockway Truck Show in 2004, the truck show committee has been incorporated into the Brockway Truck Show, Inc., a non-profit organization that manages the Brockway Truck Show in downtown Cortland. This show has been a great success by all possible standards. For quite some time this committee had been dreaming about the possibility of creating a Brockway museum. A place where Brockways could be on display all year round along with the wealth of memorabilia and history of the manufacture, selling, service and use of the trucks.

Taking Shape 1

These photos, taken in early 2007 show the interior of the Museum site as the walls, ceiling and floors are stripped away, returning to a shell of a building. This shell will be the foundation of the museum with new systems and interior layouts. There will be public rooms, private rooms, offices and of course displays.

Taking Shape 2

There will be Brockway trucks, Fire trucks, farm tractors and even military vehicles on site. What you see here is the beginning of a new chapter in the Brockway truck history books.

The Homer-Cortland Community Agency, Inc. that is run by a fifteen member board consisting of four members from the Brockway Truck Preservation Association, four members from the Homeville Museum, four exhibitors (including Tractors of Yesteryear, a clock collection, and an antique fire truck collection), and three members from the community at large.

Taking Shape 3

The Homer-Cortland Community Agency, Inc. has procured the property to house these various collections. The requirements will be an area that is temperature controlled for the smaller and more fragile items as well as an area large enough to house a rotating selection of Brockway trucks, the antique fire trucks and tractors, as well as clocks and other possible rotating exhibits.

Major Projects that await funding:

  1. Electrical and Plumbing Systems
  2. Heating and Cooling Systems
  3. Insulation, Interior Footpring/layout
  4. Completion of Interior
  5. Addition of Firehouse building
  6. Exterior

View the many projects to be completed…