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A Rural Culture, an Urban Culture and a Distinct and Unique Integrated County Culture

Rod Howe

The History Center recently submitted grant proposals with the thought that Tompkins County has, generally speaking, a rural culture, an urban culture and a distinct and unique integrated county culture. We hope to explore this more fully as it may lead to further creating a sense of place as we recognize and celebrate our mosaic of cultures. Further, the work may suggest narratives to highlight in future exhibits and programs. There will also be opportunities for engaging with artists to help interpret these various cultures including utilizing a folk arts lens. 

Rod Howe,


Executive Director, The History Center in Tompkins County

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