GRANTS & COMMUNITY FUNDED PROJECTS
The History Center in Tompkins County receives multi-year award: NYSCA Support for Organizations
The History Center received $49,500 in unrestricted funds from the New York Stace Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support programming and community engagement.
The History Center in Tompkins County receives major award through the Digital Humanities Advancement Grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities.
HistoryForge: Mapping Census Data to Visualize Local History
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced a major award of $145,634 to The History Center in Tompkins County (thehistorycenter.net) for their digital application HistoryForge: Mapping Census Data to Visualize Local History. In addition to this critical piece of funding, The History Center’s project earned additional recognition in the application process, and was selected to receive funding through the NEH’s A More Perfect Union initiative.PRESS RELEASE
SCRLC Technology & Digitization Grant
Digitization of Historic Ithaca's 1954 Ithaca Tax Photograph Index Cards Collection
South Central Regional Library Council awarded a $7,651 Technology & Digitization Grant to The History Center in Tompkins County in collaboration with Historic Ithaca to digitize the 1954 Ithaca Tax Photograph Index Cards collection held by Historic Ithaca. This collection includes approximately 5,600 images, depicting all taxable buildings in the City of Ithaca including residences, businesses, and industries. The resulting images will be available online through Historic Ithaca’s collection on New York Heritage Digital Collections and on The History Center’s innovative open-source digital history platform HistoryForge (tompkins.historyforge.net).
A small, initial set of 112 of these images were previously uploaded to Historic Ithaca’s collection on New York Heritage Digital Collections (New York Heritage) as a trial. This project will benefit the region by completing the collection which provides a unique view of the built environment of a small Upstate New York city in the mid-20th century and by increasing its accessibility.