Welcome! The History Center is requesting that all visitors continue to wear masks inside the Tompkins Center for History & Culture. Our visitors include young audiences and others who are unable to be vaccinated. We appreciate your respect and awareness in following our Health & Safety Protocols to keep all our visitors safe.
**The History Center Exhibit Hall and Research Library are closed June 14th-July 1st as we install our new exhibit Breaking Barriers: Women's Lives & Livelihoods. We will reopen July 2nd.**
The History Center is a generation-to-generation education and research center located in Ithaca New York. The Center helps people use the tools of history to understand the past, gain perspective on the present, and play an informed role in shaping the future.
The History Center is now located at the Tompkins Center for History & Culture on the Ithaca Commons.