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Upcoming Events

    • Sat, August 08, 2020
    • (UTC-02:00)
    • Sat, December 19, 2020
    • (UTC-03:00)
    • 10 sessions
    • Online


    Help build the HistoryForge database! We've transitioned our transcription bees to virtual group sessions online while our community is practicing physical distancing for public health and safety.

    Please complete the Volunteer Application here: https://forms.gle/HQ3LKQX8QPc76MnA9 for access to the Zoom conference link. To help with our behind the scenes processing of volunteer materials, please complete the volunteer form at least 4 days before the session.

    HistoryForge is a digital mapping and transcription project from The History Center in Tompkins County. We need help digitizing information from the 1940 Ithaca census to add to our HistoryForge database! Volunteers will read through the handwritten census notes from 1940, re-type/and or scan information about individuals, buildings, and businesses from that time period.

    YOU WILL NEED: A laptop or desktop computer, stable internet connection

    HistoryForge is a digital history project from The History Center in Tompkins County which combines historic maps and photos with census records of the people who lived in Ithaca, creating a way to visualize the history of Ithaca in the early 1900s. Learn more about the project here: thehistorycenter.net/historyforge and the start of our database creation here: www.historyforge.net

    Not available Saturdays but interested? Contact Eve at HistoryForge@thehistorycenter.net

    • Fri, October 16, 2020
    • (UTC-02:00)
    • Sat, October 31, 2020
    • (UTC-03:00)
    • 13 sessions
    • The Bernie Milton Pavilion
    • 12


    Please select the blue Book Now in the bottom of your screen in order to secure your reservation for the Haunted History Tour in Downtown Ithaca.

    Although Ithaca might be better known for its gorges, vibrant community, and colleges, it also holds a macabre past. Join Heritage Ambassador Sherri La Torre and The History Center in Tompkins County for a haunted exploration of murder, jealousy, insanity, and perhaps some ghostly visits along the way. This program is for ages 16 to 116.

    The tour will take about 1 hour of walking in Downtown Ithaca. Group size is limited, and distancing and mask wearing among participants will be strictly enforced. Tickets are $15 per person, and we will not be accepting any walk-ups for this program.

    Tours begin at 6:30 or 8:30pm and will meet at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Ithaca Commons outside The History Center in Tompkins County. Available tour dates: Friday 10/16, Saturday 10/17, Thursday 10/22, Friday 10/23, Saturday 10/24, Thursday 10/29, Friday 10/30, and Saturday 10/31. 

    Explore more of our Haunted October events at The History Center at thehistorycenter.net/october


    • Sun, October 25, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (UTC-03:00)
    • Grove Cemetery - 8825 Falls Rd, Trumansburg NY 14886
    • 0
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    **THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED - ADDITIONAL REGISTRATIONS WILL BE PUT ON THE WAITLIST**

    Cemetery Scavenger Hunt

    Learn the hidden symbols of cemeteries, and find out who is buried in Trumansburg!

    WHEN: Sunday October 25th 2-3pm - Youth ages 8-14

    WHERE: Grove Cemetery - Trumansburg 8825 Falls Rd Trumansburg, NY 14886

    PRESENTERS: John Wertis - Ulysses Town Historian, Zoe Van Nostrand - The History Center in Tompkins County

    Kids (ages 8-14) & families are invited to Grove Cemetery in Trumansburg for an afternoon Cemetery Scavenger Hunt! John Wertis, Ulysses Town Historian, will share some of the history of Trumansburg and the cemetery. All children will then be given an hour to search out hidden stones, shapes, and names throughout the graveyard. Every participant will receive a local history prize!

    **Parents/guardians must drive children to the event. We are not able to coordinate or offer carpools for this program**

    This FREE program is intended for kids 8-14. Reading comprehension is necessary for this program. Interested adults may download the Cemetery Scavenger Hunt booklet from thehistorycenter.net/history-at-home and complete the activity in their own time at any cemetery in Tompkins County. 

    Donations to this program will support future youth programs at The History Center in Tompkins County. 

    This event is brought to you by The History Center in Tompkins County, Ulysses Historical Society, and the Grove Cemetery Association and is generously funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New York State Council of the Arts.  

    If you have registered but become unable to attend, please contact community@thehistorycenter.net so we can offer your space to others on the waitlist.  



    • Sat, November 14, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (UTC-03:00)
    • Tompkins Center for History & Culture - 110 North Tioga St, Ithaca NY 14850
    • 15
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    Music of Central New York w/ Dave Ruch

    WHEN: Saturday November 14th - 2-3pm

    WHERE: CAP ArtSpace in the Tompkins Center for History & Culture on the Ithaca Commons

    PRESENTERS: Dave Ruch - Music Historian & Performer

    Kids (ages 6-14) & families are invited to take a musical trip around Tompkins County and Central New York with songs and stories from the Erie Canal, the Haudenosaunee people, the underground railroad, rural farms, traveling circuses and more. Dave Ruch is a full-time musician and performer widely noted for his ability to engage audiences of all kinds. With banjo, mandolins, jaw harp, washboard, bones, spoons and more, his music has been featured on American Public Media, NPR, PBS, CBS Sunday Morning, and on stages across the United States, Canada and the UK. www.daveruch.com

    We are inviting 15 children to attend the live-streamed program at The History Center on the Ithaca Commons on November 14th. These children will be given the opportunity to talk with Dave in a live Q&A session following the presentation, and time to explore the History Center Exhibit Hall. 

    PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED 

    The program will also be live-streamed through The History Center's Facebook page (facebook.com/tompkinshistory) where it can be viewed by anyone from home. 

    Donations to this program will support future youth programs at The History Center in Tompkins County. 

    This event is brought to you by The History Center in Tompkins County and Dave Ruch Music through grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New York State Council of the Arts. 

    This FREE program is intended for kids ages 6-14. Participants must pre-register, preference for registrants will go to youth although we will accept a waitlist. NO DROP-INS. Registration is limited to 15 children for the live event.

    If you have registered but become unable to attend, please contact community@thehistorycenter.net so we can offer your space to others on the waitlist. 

**Can't seem to find the event you're looking for? Sharing a building with 12 other wonderful organizations can be confusing when navigating calendars; it might be that the event you're looking for is hosted by another organization but not The History Center. Explore the Tompkins Center for History & Culture page for links to go directly to our building partners websites.

Tours on local architecture are likely hosted by our friends at Historic Ithaca; you can register and pay for their tours directly through their website

UPCOMING EVENT SPOTLIGHT



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Physical Address

Located inside the Tompkins Center for History & Culture

110 North Tioga Street

(On the Ithaca Commons) 

Ithaca NY, 14850 USA


Hours

Exhibit Hall -  Thursday-Saturday 10am-5pm / Sunday - 10am-3pm - CLOSED M-W

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