Living History Center opens today

You may not have thought about this but Cortland has a unique place in the history of transportation. The Brockway truck line was manufactured here, and nowhere else,  for over half a century.

In 1875 Brockway Carriage Works set up shop in Homer, NY. The company started producing trucks in 1910 and opened their motor works company in 1912 in Cortland. There they stayed until closing up shop in 1977.

Brockway enthusiasts and collectors live all over the world and many of them will come to Cortland on August 11 for the 13th annual Brockway Truck Show.

But today is the opening of the Central New York Living History Center. From 1-5 pm you can tour the center for free. What will you see?

Plenty of restored Brockway trucks and Brockway memorabilia but much more. Military and railroad memorabilia, antique tractors and agricultural artifacts, and a collection of unique figurines of women from the collection of Catherine Bertini. There’s a theater and a gift shop.

All ages, male and female, will find something of interest here. Check it out.

Jan

 

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