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Oral History Quilt Griot Program w/ Leanora Mims

  • Sat, September 23, 2023
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tompkins Center for History & Culture

Oral History Quilt Griot Program w/ Leanora Mims

WHEN: Saturday September 23rd, 2-3pm

WHERE: CAP ArtSpace Gallery (First Floor) in the Tompkins Center for History & Culture on the Ithaca Commons - 110 North Tioga St. Ithaca NY 14850.

PRESENTERS: Leanora Mims

Leanora Mims is a Master Quilt Griot living in Tompkins County. She has created quilts for members of her family, members of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity in celebration of the 140th Commencement of Hampton University and quilts honoring the service of USMC NCO's in her family.

Ms. Mims will show her most recent oral history quilt created with 33 English Juniors Honors Students from Tompkins County. The students were taught lessons via Zoom about Dave the Potter and Author, Toni Morrison.

A research paper written by Ms. Mims regarding the quilt will be made available at the History Center.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Contact Zoë Van Nostrand at with any questions or accessibility requests

COVID-19 POLICY - The History Center will follow the most up to date guidance from the Tompkins County Health Department. Our organization is a mask friendly space and encourage visitors to practice what is most comfortable to them regarding mask wearing. Learn more at The event space can hold up to 45 people. There is no current plan to offer a virtual option for this program.

This event is brought to you through the 'Knot Sew Fast: Patchwork of Tompkins County' exhibit, on display February-December 2023. Learn more at

This event will take place in the traditional and contemporary lands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫˀ Nation (Cayuga), one of the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Learn more at

Physical Address

Located inside the Tompkins Center for History & Culture

110 North Tioga Street

(On the Ithaca Commons) 

Ithaca NY, 14850 USA

Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫˀ Territory


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