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Welcome! The History Center in Tompkins County helps you use the tools of history to understand your past, gain perspective on the present, and play an informed role in shaping your future.


CURRENT EXHIBITIONS & FEATURES

Captains, Commerce, and Community: The Impact of the Erie Canal on Tompkins County

The History Center in Tompkins County opened their new exhibit Captains, Commerce, and Community: The Impact of the Erie Canal on Tompkins County on Friday, September 5th. The artifact-based exhibit explores the lasting effects of the Erie Canal on Tompkins County.

Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer

The History Center in Tompkins County is now showing the highly anticipated exhibition Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer. Telling the story of Bob Moog and the development of the groundbreaking electronic instruments bearing his name, Switched-On will provide museum-goers an interactive, engaging opportunity to learn about this important chapter of our region's history.

PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS
Tompkins County Timeline

Retrace our local history from geological times to the present day through a permanent photo exhibit in our entry hallway.

Life in the 1890's

Explore an interactive exhibit about people's daily life in the 1890's, with a 19th-century country store, an authentic cash register and a large-scale replica of the Eight Square Schoolhouse...

EVENTS

eirie canal Captains, Commerce, and Community: The Impact of the Erie Canal on Tompkins County
The artifact-based exhibit explores the lasting effects of the Erie Canal on Tompkins County.

Date & Time: September 6, 2014 through April 30, 2015
Place: Opening reception during FFGN: Friday, September 5th, 2014 5-8PM

Moog Opening Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer exhibition
The History Center in Tompkins County is now showing the highly anticipated exhibition Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer.

Date & Time: May 2014 through May 2015
Place: The History Center

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With major support from:
NYSCA