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MASK ANNOUNCEMENT

Welcome! The History Center is requiring that all visitors continue to wear masks inside the Tompkins Center for History & Culture. Our visitors include young audiences and others who are unable to be vaccinated. We appreciate your respect and awareness in following our Health & Safety Protocols to keep all our visitors safe. 

VIRTUAL EXHIBITS

For most of the history of the DeWitt Historical Society, now The History Center in Tompkins County, our organizational focus was on tangible physical connections with local history. We grew our archives and our three dimensional object collection, created in-person programming, and curated exhibits in our space and across Tompkins County promoting the rich and varied stories and experiences of this region. As virtual learning and engagement has grown in leaps and bounds over the last decade we've started to work on creating more virtual resources and learning opportunities. Scroll down for a small selection of the many programs we hope to create digital versions of in upcoming years. 

For self-guided learning we also encourage you to peruse our other online resources: 

Please credit The History Center in Tompkins County if you reference these materials elsewhere. Eg. The Timeline of Reggae in Ithaca courtesy The History Center in Tompkins County, Ithaca New York, 2019. 

INVENTIONS, ARCHITECTURE, AND BUILT HISTORY OF TOMPKINS COUNTY

AFRICAN-AMERICAN/BLACK HISTORY IN TOMPKINS COUNTY

Peter & Phyllis Webb - Formerly enslaved by John James Speed in the Town of Caroline

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ARTS, CULTURE, AND MUSIC IN TOMPKINS COUNTY

Street Musicians, 1984, Ithaca Commons - Picture by Jon Reis

WOMEN & SUFFRAGE IN TOMPKINS COUNTY



Available Self-Guided Tours: Ithaca Literary Tour, Ithaca Women of Note, Ithaca LGBTQ History.

RURAL VOICES ON THE PATH TO WOMEN'S RIGHTS

These resources were created through a Humanities New York grant. 

RURAL VOICES ON THE PATH TO WOMEN'S RIGHTS

These resources were created through a Humanities New York grant. 

Physical Address

Located inside the Tompkins Center for History & Culture

110 North Tioga Street

(On the Ithaca Commons) 

Ithaca NY, 14850 USA

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Hours

Exhibit Hall Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5pm - CLOSED Sun-Tues

Cornell Local History Research Library & Thaler/Howell Archives - By appointment only. Please contact archives@thehistorycenter.net

Contact                                                     

Email: Refer to Contact page for individual emails, General inquiries to community@thehistorycenter.net

Phone: 607-273-8284

Web: thehistorycenter.net

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