Landmark Society of Homer NY


Greetings and welcome to the official web site of The Landmark Society of Cortland County. We are delighted you are visiting and hope you will find our web site interesting and informative.

Our Mission

To provide resources that will encourage and support preservation and restoration of historic spaces in Cortland County, primarily the town and village of Homer, through education, research, and community awareness.

Homer NY in the Summer
© 2013 Charles J Spina



Homer History Celebration Schedule of Events


Friday Night June 17

7:00 pm, Ringing of the Church and Elementary School Bells

7:15-7:45 pm, Unveiling of Francis B. Carpenter’s Painting “Portrait of his Fiancée” Donated to the Town of Homer by his family. Painting will hang in C4A Boardroom.

Video Presentation of Proposed Statuary Project Recognizing Homer’s Three “Lincoln Men” Martin Sweeney, Center for the Arts

8:00-9:00 pm, Minstrels & Melodrama: Entertainment in 19th Century Homer
Tom Knobel, Center for the Arts Theater

9:30-11:00 pm, Lighting of the Green

Saturday June 18

8:00-11:30 am, Buffet Brunch at The Sherman House ($)

9:00 am, Dedication to Roger Williams, Past President of The Landmark Society and Founder of The Homer History Celebration at The Sherman House

10-10:45 am, Celebrating More than 200 Yrs of Grassroots Community Revitalization

A Behind the Scenes Tour of C4A Linda Hartsock, The Center for the Arts

10:00-12 Noon, Free Coffee & Donuts Outside of Sanctuary, United Methodist Church

10:00-4:00 pm, Congregational Church and United Methodist Church Sanctuaries
Open for Visitors

10:00-3:00 pm, Get Your Picture Taken in a Period Costume on the Stage
The Center for The Arts Theater ($)

10-4:00 pm, Old Homer Photos/Memorabilia Exhibit, Artifacts, Local Art & Merchandise at the Congregational Church

11:00-11:30 am, Listen to Choir Practice Sanctuary, United Methodist Church

11:30-1:30 pm, Lunch at the Congregational Church ($)

1:00-2:00 pm, A Walking Tour of The Green with William Stoddard
Martin Sweeney. Meet at the Bandstand

1:30-3:00 pm, Free Cookies United Methodist Church

3:00-4:00 pm, 19th Century Vernacular Architecture
Russ Darr, Fellowship Room, Congregational Church

4:00-4:30 pm, Annual Anna Hilton Award - honors Individuals or Group who have made an important contribution to Landmark Preservation, Fellowship Room, Congregational Church

6:30 pm, Ringing of Church & School Bells

7-9:00 pm, Mystic Moon Dance with The Van Morrison Tribute Band
Center for the Arts ($10.00)

9:00-11:00 pm, Lighting of the Green

Throughout the Day

Info Booth on the Green

• Sidewalk Sales

• Old Fashioned Kids Games on the Green

• Farmers’ Market 9 am - 1 pm

Library Open

WXHC Radio Station 25th Anniversary Celebration
  2-9 pm, Music, Food, Prizes and More at C4A

Dasher’s Pub Homer History Exhibit, 2nd Floor of Restaurant

Cortland County Historical Society Exhibit, Sanctuary, Congregational Church

1890 House Exhibit, Sanctuary, Congregational Church

Appearances by Historical Figures

• Brewster House: Open to Visitors


The Landmark Society of Cortland County
Homer Business Association
Living History Museum
Cortland County Historical Society