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The History Center in Tompkins County
Tues. Thurs. Sat. • 11AM - 5PM (or by appointment)
& First Friday of Every Month • 5PM - 8 PM
401 E. State Street • Suite 100 • Ithaca, NY 14850
Who We Are
Directions & Map
Hours & Parking
Then and Now Column
In the Media
History Happenings, Late May - Early June
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See the History Center's current and past exhibitions.
Programs and Events
Explore the History Center's upcoming programs and events.
Research Library and Collections
The John Marcham Research Library and collections access.
Sharing Our Stories
The History Center in Tompkins County places much value on sharing our histories.
Eight Square Schoolhouse
The Eight Square School house and youth education.
Lifelong Discovery and Learning
We are committed to utilizing the tools of history for life-long learning.
Maps / History Forge
The History Center in Tompkins County is committed to engaging the public with the tools of history for discovery and to deepen connections among the generations.
The History Center is pleased to be part of Tompkins County’s Heritage Tourism network.
Tompkins County's Bicentennial
Tompkins County was formed in 1817 from the neighboring counties of Cayuga and Seneca.
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