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.

Short articles

Here are some articles about the history of Forest Home.


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.