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HISTORY AT HOME

You can learn about Tompkins County history from home! These fun activities can be enjoyed by all ages (feel free to modify for your needs) and we welcome educators to use these activities in their classrooms and home learning spaces. Some activities may require adult supervision (ie. use of sewing needles, internet research etc.).
Please contact community@thehistorycenter.net with any questions. 

Click on each image below to download the full activity set. 

ALL ABOUT TOMMY

Five at home crafting, research, and storytelling opportunities inspired by the Thomas Morse Scout plane in our Exhibit Hall originally built in Ithaca in 1918.

THE ITHACA KITTY

Six crafting and storytelling activities inspired by the world-famous Arnold Tabby toy, affectionately known locally as the Ithaca Kitty, invented in Ithaca in the 1890's.


TOMPKINS COUNTY

COLORING BOOK

Eleven coloring sheets of local sites, inventions and more from Tompkins County. 


CEMETERY SCAVENGER HUNT

Self-guided field trip activity set that can be completed at any cemetery in Tompkins County. Includes pre and post-visit reflection questions, a vocabulary guide, 3-page Cemetery Scavenger Hunt, and a short history of local cemeteries. 

Our Voice Our Vote

Our Voice Our Vote is a collection of biographies of voting vanguards. Individuals who fought for the right to vote in America. Click on the images below to download 2 page PDF files written by local third graders about two voting vanguards, Dorothy Cotton, and Frederick Douglass who lived and educated others in Tompkins County. The full book can be purchased from Buffalo Street Books here.


    

HOME HISTORY SCAVENGER HUNT

Search for 10 local facts and history items from your own home!   Completed Scavenger Hunts can be emailed to community@thehistorycenter.net to claim a free local history book!



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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Hours

Exhibit Hall Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5pm - CLOSED Sun-Tues

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

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

Phone: 607-273-8284

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