History Notes by Bruce Brittain
Bruce Brittain is a native of Forest Home and has lived here his entire life. For many years he has acted as the Forest Home community historian.
Here are some articles about the history of Forest Home.
- Names on the Land–Tompkins County was a web based project to explore Tompkins County, New York. Here is an article that describes the history of the various names that have been given to the hamlet of Forest Home since it was first settled: Forest Home grew from mills along Fall Creek to a residential neighborhood.
- Lover’s Leap tells the story of the double suicide of Montgomery (“Gom”) Cornell and Addie (“Lucy”) Criddle.
Here are two sets of notes prepared for events sponsored by Historic Ithaca in June 2019.
- Historic Ithaca featured several Forest Home buildings for its 10th Annual
That Old House tour. Here is A Brief History of Forest Home that was written for that event.
- As part of a series sponsored by Historic Ithaca, Bruce gave a Walk and Talk about the neighborhood of the Byway. Here is a History of The Byway that he compiled for the occasion.