Preview Our eNewsletter!History Happenings • November 2015 Get Our eNewsletter! ExhibitionsSee the History Center's current and past exhibitions. Sharing Our StoriesThe History Center in Tompkins County places a great deal of value on sharing our histories. Maps / History ForgeThe 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. Programs and EventsExplore the History Center's upcoming programs and events. Eight Square SchoolhouseThe Eight Square School house and youth education. Heritage TourismThe History Center is pleased to be part of Tompkins County’s Heritage Tourism network. Research Library and CollectionsThe John Marcham Research Library and collections access. Lifelong Discovery & LearningWe are committed to utilizing the tools of history for life-long learning. Tompkins County’s BicentennialTompkins County was formed in 1817 from the neighboring counties of Cayuga and Seneca.