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As we near the end of the year, the whole team here at The History Center is filled with gratitude for the incredible community that supports the preservation of our shared history. It takes an entire village - and we're lucky to count so many wonderful and impactful people as part of our village!

During 2023, gifts at all levels made a difference for our work. Your support made sure we could purchase top of the line preservation materials to save artifacts, pictures, maps, and so much more. Now, we can guarantee that all of it will be saved for your grandchildren... and for much, much longer! Your generosity also meant we could offer free programming for our community, so that we could explore our past and present together. Finally, contributions this year made sure that everyone continues to benefit from free, hands-on, research support and guidance. 

A $50.00 gift from David D. purchased an archival quality textile box to preserve hockey jerseys from the Shooting Stars - Ithaca's first formal women's youth hockey team!

A $100.00 gift from Hellen M. bought field trip supplies for a record number of time-traveling grade schoolers who visited the 8 Square Schoolhouse in 1892.

A $500 gift from Donna B. funded a free Corn Husk Doll workshop with Penny Minner (Seneca) exploring traditional Haudenosaunee art and craft.

We also accept online donations through Paypal, which you can access through the button below!

We still accept gifts the old-fashioned way! If you feel more comfortable supporting local history via check or cash, your contribution will continue to make an important difference to our misison.

Checks can be mailed to:

The History Center in Tompkins County c/o Ben Sandberg

110 North Tioga Street                 204 Suite A                               Ithaca NY 14850

Cash donations are accepted in our Exhibit Hall and Research Library

Physical Address

Located inside the Tompkins Center for History & Culture

110 North Tioga Street

(On the Ithaca Commons) 

Ithaca NY, 14850 USA

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Exhibit Hall Wednesday-Saturday 10am-6pm - CLOSED Sun-Tues

Cornell Local History Research Library & Archives - By appointment only. Please contact


Email: Refer to Contact page for individual emails, General inquiries to

Phone: 607-273-8284


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