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Moving History Forward: Be a Part of History

 Registration is closed for this event

When: Sunday, October 21, 2018. Check in at The History Center between 1:30 and 2:15 p.m.
Help The History Center in Tompkins County move by passing an interesting  array of museum artifacts along a human brigade made up of your friends and neighbors stretching a 1/3 of a mile from 401 E. State St. to 110 N. Tioga St. (the Tompkins Center for History and Culture). Bring your Community Spirit. Learn about our Local History. Make New Connections. Get your Picture taken with the Ithaca Kitty. Share Your Local History. Be part of the Human Moving Brigade.

What: The History Center in Tompkins County is moving to the Tompkins Center for History and Culture ( in early 2019. We have a lot to pack and move including both archives and collections. We have already started the process and have set aside items to be moved by the brigade.

Why: The cost of moving, not including staff time, is approximately $40,000.

The last time The History Center moved was 25 years ago (when they moved from the Clinton House to the  Dean of Ithaca Building on East State Street). The History Center is delighted to be moving to the Tompkins Center for History and Culture and to be co-located with sister organizations.

There are many ways to be involved and to have fun! Wear vintage attire, dress as your favorite local figure or if with a group wear something that identifies that affiliation (hats or t-shirts with logo, uniforms, etc.)

Celebrate. At the end of the brigade, there will be brief presentations, music and food.
We need 330 people! Register here as an individual, family or group.


Update, 10/21/18 9:30AM: We have closed online registration for the sanity of our Volunteers. BUT you can still join the Human Moving Brigade! And we hope you do! Come to The History Center in Tompkins County (401 East State Street, Suite 100, Ithaca, NY 14850) between 1:30 and 2:15 PM today (Sunday, October 21, 2018) to register in person. Parking is available behind the Gateway Center in any spots without signs, in the Seneca and Green Street parking garages, and on nearby streets. We also encourage you to walk/ride the TCAT/carpool if possible. See you soon!

October 21st, 2018 2:00 PM   through   October 4th, 2019 12:00 AM
401 East State Street, Suite 100
Ithaca, NY 14850-14850
United States
Phone: 6072738284  ext. 227
Suggested Donation
Suggested Donation Per Mover $ 25.00
Suggested Donation Per Motivated Mover $ 35.00
Suggested Donation Per Stellar Mover $ 50.00
Suggested Donation for Stellar Mover $ 45.00
I am unable to donate, but would still like to participate $ 0.00
I do not want to support. $ 0.00
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