Public programs and meetings as listed on the calendar will be held at the Tompkins Center for History & Culture, 110 North Tioga Street, Ithaca, New York on the Ithaca Commons, unless otherwise noted.
Exhibit Hall Open Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 11-5pm - Thursday 11-7pm - Sunday 12-4pm
The Cornell Local History Research Library is open Tuesday through Saturday 11-5pm. Find more visitor information here.
You can learn about upcoming History Center events on our Facebook events page.
For information about public events in the Tompkins Center for History & Culture.
For information about the current exhibit in the CAP Artspace.
Sisters of Change Exhibit Unveiling & Reception
"Dorothy Cotton and Unsung Sheroes for Racial Justice, Human Rights and the Vote, whose names everyone ought to know" is a four-month long celebration of themes central to the work and legacy of civil rights leader Dorothy Foreman Cotton. Dorothy Cotton was Education Director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) from 1961-1970. She was the only woman on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Executive Committee and was a close colleague and friend of his. A keystone of her work with SCLC was the Citizenship Education Program (CEP). CEP trained thousands of people throughout the southern states to know their constitutional rights, and how to create effective community-based strategies for non-violent direct action. She served as the Director of Student Activities at Cornell University from 1982-1991 and lived in Ithaca until her death in 2018.
Ithaca Loves Teachers Week - February 14th-23rd
The History Center in Tompkins County is thrilled to welcome educators from across the country to Ithaca for this week of entertainment, activities, family fun and discounts throughout the Tompkins County community. Registration links for each event can be found in their calendar listing below. All listed events will take place at the Tompkins Center for History & Culture at 110 N. Tioga St, Ithaca NY 14850 on the Ithaca Commons.
Stop by The History Center in Tompkins County any time during our open hours to pick up your free book on local history! Seven titles to choose from!
2/16 From Seeds to Wisdom - Exploring Haudenosaunee Cycles Family Program - 12:30 - 2pm
2/17 Henry Hinckleys Chocolate Affair - Wine & Chocolate Pairing @ Ports of New York Winery - 4:30-7pm ($10 tickets must be purchased in advance)
2/18 Ithaca Heritage Guided Tours of the History Center Museum and Exhibit Hall- 1-2pm
2/19 Ithaca Kitty Loves Teachers Sew Your Own - 9:30am-12:30pm - ($20 materials fee, must pre-register)
2/21 Ithaca Heritage Guided Tours of the History Center Museum and Exhibit Hall - 11:30-12:30pm
2/22 Ithaca Heritage Guided Tours of the History Center Museum and Exhibit Hall - 11:30-12:30pm
2/22 Cider Tasting Event at The History Center of Tompkins County
Please register for events at their link on the calendar below.