The Schuyler County Historical Society has received a 25-HUNDRED dollar grant from the Corning Incorporated Foundation for building improvements.
This award will stabilize temperature differentials and preserve the collections associated with this exhibition space,” Paul Bartow, Historical Society president, said. “We are very fortunate to be a recipient of the Corning Incorporated Foundation’s generosity and fully appreciate its mission to preserve cultural history throughout the region.”
The Corning Incorporated Foundation is a charitable contributions organization established by Corning Incorporated in 1952. Through leadership and collaboration, the Foundation strives to foster vibrant, enriching and supportive Corning communities. The Foundation focuses on education, human services, culture and volunteerism in Corning business locations.
The Wickham Rural Life Center opened in 2017 as an exhibition space focused on agriculture and rural life before electrification.
The 600-square-foot space was developed in part with a generous gift from the Wickham Family, descendants of William Wickham, who, in the last years of the 18th century, was the first non-native resident of the Town of Hector. His descendants have maintained a continuous presence in the county’s agricultural community to this day.
The Wickham Rural Life Center and the Brick Tavern Museum are located at 108 N. Catharine St., Route 14, Montour Falls, and are open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, though donations are greatly appreciated.