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Welcome! The History Center in Tompkins County helps you use the tools of history to understand your past, gain perspective on the present, and play an informed role in shaping your future.

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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS & FEATURES

Ithaca Artists Market

The History Center in Tompkins County will have a booth at the Ithaca Artists Market this Friday July 25, from 2pm to 8pm!! There will be 88 booth with 60 fine artists (paintings, photographs, prints, etchings, artists books. collage, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture, fine woodworking and more! We are one of 12 arts organizations who will be there. Visit us at booth no. 65!

Special Gallery Night Performance

Synthesizer and Cellist performance as part of First Friday Gallery Night.

A special Gallery Night improvised performance by Moog musicians Josh Oxford and Scott Callan, accompanied by cellist Kayla Sewell, as part of the interactive exhibition that tells the story of Bob Moog and the development of the groundbreaking instruments bearing his name.

Archaeology Program at the Eight Square Schoolhouse

The History Center in Tompkins County is offering a one-week Field School at the historic Eight Square Schoolhouse, a one-room school built in 1827 and used by generations of students and teachers.

Instructor: Brant Venables, Binghampton University Doctoral Program

Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer

The History Center in Tompkins County will open the highly anticipated exhibition Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer on Friday, May 2nd. Telling the story of Bob Moog and the development of the groundbreaking electronic instruments bearing his name, Switched-On will provide museum-goers an interactive, engaging opportunity to learn about this important chapter of our regionís history.

PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS
The Map Room

Visit our gallery and admire original historic maps that recount the evolution of Tompkins County and Ithaca's territorial zonings from 1853 to present day.

Tompkins County Timeline

Retrace our local history from geological times to the present day through a permanent photo exhibit in our entry hallway.

Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer

The History Center in Tompkins County has recently opened the highly anticipated exhibition Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer.

Life in the 1890's

Explore an interactive exhibit about people's daily life in the 1890's, with a 19th-century country store, an authentic cash register and a large-scale replica of the Eight Square Schoolhouse...

EVENTS

artists market Ithaca Artists Market
The History Center in Tompkins County will have a booth at the Ithaca Artists Market this Friday July 25, from 2pm to 8pm!!

Date & Time: July 25, 2014; 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Place: the Farmers Market on the Cayuga inlet

first night Special Gallery Night Performance
Improvised performance by Moog musicians Josh Oxford, Scott Callan, and cellist Kayla Sewell

Date & Time: August 1, 2014; 5:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Place: at The History Center

archaeology Archaeology Program at the Eight Square Schoolhouse
The History Center in Tompkins County is offering a one-week Field School at the historic Eight Square Schoolhouse, a one-room school built in 1827 and used by generations of students and teachers.

Date & Time: August 4 - 8, 2014; 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Place: at The Eight Square Schoolhouse

Moog Opening Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer exhibition
The History Center in Tompkins County has recently opened the highly anticipated exhibition Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer.

Date & Time: May 2014 through May 2015
Place: The History Center

propaganda Behind the Lens
In the early 1900s radio, print, and film were the media used to propagandize war, political agenda, health initiatives, and religion.

Date & Time: Opens November 8th;
Place: Tompkins County Public Library (Green Street)

Book Fall Book Group
For the final installment of this compelling fall book group focusing on women during the Civil War, we will discuss Tera W. Hunter's To 'Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women's Lives and Labors After the Civil War.

Date & Time: Thursday, November 21st; 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Place: The History Center

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NYSCA