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For a number of years the DeWitt Historical Society (now The History Center in Tompkins County) helped authors and researchers publish more than 60 books on local history. Since 2019 we have moved away from publishing books as our public programming and education offerings have grown in our new location at the Tompkins Center for History & Culture. We are happy to support local history authors with research needs, public programming, and promotion of their finished books. Contact community@thehistorycenter.net with any questions.


Books can be purchased in-person at our Exhibit Hall on the first floor of the Tompkins Center for History & Culture or ordered below. We encourage those interested in local history titles that are out of stock to check our local bookstores: Buffalo Street Books, Cornell Press, Odyssey Bookstore, and Autumn Leaves Used Books.

**Educators interested in acquiring discounted or free copies for their schools or classrooms are encouraged to reach out to us.**

Many local history books not available for purchase can be read in our Research Library

FREE DIGITAL LOCAL HISTORY DOWNLOADS AVAILABLE

BOOKS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

OUT OF STOCK

The titles below may be available to read in our Research Library, purchased through another bookstore, or at the Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale. There are no current plans by The History Center to re-print or re-stock these titles. 


  • Tompkins County New York - Images of Work and Play
  • Old Indian Trails in Tompkins County
  • Ithaca Drug Stores
  • Ithaca Radio
  • Images of America - Groton
  • Carrie Manning's Diary 1869
  • Barns of New York - Rural Architecture of the Empire State
  • A History of the Town of Caroline
  • The Sauna in Central NY

Professor Liberty Hyde Bailey in a library. 

Physical Address

Located inside the Tompkins Center for History & Culture

110 North Tioga Street

(On the Ithaca Commons) 

Ithaca NY, 14850 USA


Hours

Exhibit Hall -  Thursday-Saturday 10am-5pm / Sunday - 10am-3pm - CLOSED M-W

Cornell Local History Research Library & Thaler/Howell Archives - By appointment only. Please contact archives@thehistorycenter.net

Contact                                                     

Email: Refer to Contact page for individual emails, General inquiries to community@thehistorycenter.net

Phone: 607-273-8284

Web: thehistorycenter.net

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