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History Center educators, curators, archivists and volunteers wrote and published Then & Now articles through the Ithaca Journal for over two decades. These articles cover a vast expanse of local historical topics. We invite you to explore the articles below and discover more about Tompkins County history.

Explore The History Center Blog for recent newsletter columns. Select articles can be downloaded below. Or found through the Google Sheets from 2001-2020 below.

History Center Blog

Discover past Then & Now Columns! Search on the Google Sheets at the links below. Articles are divided by the year they were published. Click on the article title for a downloadable PDF version of the file. 

This project is still being worked on, not all Then & Now articles are available through these links yet. All previously published Then & Now articles are available through the digitized issues of the Ithaca Journal through, please be aware there is a paywall to access their archives. 

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