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Community History Across Tompkins

Join us for an upcoming CHAT!

Community History Across Tompkins (CHAT) is an ongoing program series coordinated by The History Center in Tompkins County for citizen historians of all ages to present their projects and research on local history topics.

These programs are informal history presentations and provide an opportunity to share new research, community archives, and works in progress by any member of the community. Programs can be hosted at the Tompkins Center for History & Culture or other community spaces.

CHAT's are open to the public. Accessibility accommodations can be provided with advance notice. Learn more at

If you, or your class or community group are interested in presenting your local research at our next CHAT please contact

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CHAT - Learning to Fly Tommy w/ Roger Segelken

Saturday June 25th - 11am-12pm

The History Center Exhibit Hall inside the Tompkins Center for History & Culture on the Ithaca Commons

Join us for a CHAT (Community History Across Tompkins) living history performance by the Old Flight Instructor! Ithaca Heritage Ambassador Roger Segelken will perform LIVE Episode 1 of his 'Learning to Fly with Tommy' video series inspired by the 1918 Thomas Morse S4-B Scout, lovingly called Tommy, on display in our Exhibit Hall. 

Following the performance Roger will speak about his inspiration to create the Old Flight Instructor character from the Thomas Morse School of Aviation, and the creation of the 5-part 'Learning to Fly with Tommy' video series.

Please reach out to if accessibility options are needed. Learn more at
The program is offered through the CHAT (Community History Across Tompkins) program series hosted by The History Center in Tompkins County. See other upcoming CHAT's at

Past CHAT Events:

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Located inside the Tompkins Center for History & Culture

110 North Tioga Street

(On the Ithaca Commons) 

Ithaca NY, 14850 USA

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