Welcome! The History Center is requiring 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.
CHILDREN'S EDUCATION AREA
Square Schoolhouse located in Dryden NY. The children's area in our Exhibit Hall has a working antique cash register, school desks, slates and chalk.
You can request coloring sheets, puzzles, Exhibit Hall Scavenger Hunt, and activity guides for different ages from the front desk when you arrive.
Available Activities for All Ages (3-103):
BORROW A BOOK AT THE MUSEUM!
Enjoy story time during your museum visit! We have over 30 children's book titles related to local history available at our front desk! Books cover a range of topics and reading levels.
Children and families can "check out" up to three books to read during their visit. Check the front jacket cover for information about how these books connect to Tompkins County history!