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Then and Now Column

About our column

History Center educators, curators, archivists and volunteers have been writing Then & Now articles 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.

Then & Now articles are sponsored by The History Center in Tompkins County and published by the Ithaca Journal on a monthly basis.


Then & Now

The piano that “virtually cannot get out of tune”

Donna Eschenbrenner
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History Center Program Connects Generations

Rod Howe
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History Center's packing offers unique opportunity

Donna Eschenbrenner
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A New Interactive Exhibit About Old Toys

Donna Eschenbrenner
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When Theodore Roosevelt visited Newfield

Matt Watros Jr.
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Historic Ithaca Celebrates 50 Years

Donna Eschenbrenner
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Suffrage Movement Worth Celebrating in Spite of Flaws

Christine Nobles Heller
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History Center Photo Exhibit Features 'Our Community'

Donna Eschenbrenner
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Meet the 'Overlord of Tompkins County'

S.K. List
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Making History One Stitch At A Time

Wendy Skinner
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Exploring History Through Voices

Lisa Peck
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Black Diamond Trail Soon Becoming Reality

GENE ENDRES
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The Dutch Roots of Ithaca Dey Street

Patricia Longoria
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History Center to Display Old Artifacts

Donna Eschenbrenner
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Students Create Exhibit on Tompkins Landscape

Donna Eschenbrenner and Keith Millman
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One More Hurrah for the Men of the Union Blue

John Wertis
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Essays offer vivid memories of Forest Home

Donna Eschenbrenner
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Women Who Made a Difference in Tompkins

Carole West
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Collecting and Sharing stories

Carole West
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Erie Canal Launched Boating Boom on Cayuga Lake

Carol Sisler and Donna Eschenbrenner
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Scrapbooks Trace Women's Suffrage in Tompkins

Donna Eschenbrenner
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What Wallpaper Can Say About a Home's History

Shannon Lindridge
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Ithaca Has History Of Crashes

Mary Raddant Tomlan
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Eight Square, 200 Years of School History

Carole West and Brant Venables
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Ithaca Gun Once an Area Staple

Gene Endres
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Books Preserve History of Salt Mines

Donna Eschenbrenner
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Historical Society Looks at Decorated Home Pieces

Anne Dimock and Charlie Gruman
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Many Worked to Create, Preserve Story of Treman Park

Donna Eschenbrenner
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Ithaca Kitty was a Success Across America

Gretchen Sachse
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Woven Coverlets Tell Story of Past

Nancy Ostman
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The Fight for LGBT Rights

Donna Eschenbrenner
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