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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

Conversation and Performance with Adam Holzman and Trevor Pinch

Join us for a conversation with famed jazz legend and Moog performer Adam Holzman, former musical director for Miles Davis, and Prof. Trevor Pinch, musician and author of Analog Days, for a conversation and live music.

The Exorcist

The State Theatre of Ithaca will partner with The History Center in Tompkins County and the Bob Moog Foundation, as part of their exhibition Switched On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer to bring a special screening of William Peter Batty's The Exorcist, with an introduction by composer and Moog musician David Borden.

Moogtober

This October The History Center in Tompkins County, in partnership with the Bob Moog Foundation, will celebrate the halfway mark of their ongoing exhibition Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer with a month-long celebration of unique educational programs and performances.

Cornell Cinema Film Series: A Celebration of the Moog Synthesizer

This series is presented in conjunction with The History Center in Tompkins County's exhibition Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer, taking place in downtown Ithaca through May 31, 2015.

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

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

Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer

The History Center in Tompkins County will open the highly anticipated exhibition Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer on Friday, May 2nd. 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.

Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer

The History Center in Tompkins County has recently opened the highly anticipated exhibition Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer.

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

moogtober Moogtober
This October The History Center in Tompkins County, in partnership with the Bob Moog Foundation, will celebrate the halfway mark of their ongoing exhibition Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer.

Date & Time: Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 11AM to 5PM
Place: at The History Center

Moog Movies Cornell Cinema Film Series: A Celebration of the Moog Synthesizer
The series includes three films. Prof. Charles Van Loan will introduce the first film of the series.

Date & Time: Thursday, October 23rd and 26th, 2014 at 7pm
Place: at The Willard Straight Theatre, Cornell University

adam Conversation and Performance with Adam Holzman and Trevor Pinch
A conversation with famed jazz legend and Moog performer Adam Holzman, former musical director for Miles Davis, and Prof. Trevor Pinch, musician and author of Analog Days, for a conversation and live music.

Date & Time: Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 from 7PM to 8PM
Place:at Keeton House, West Campus, Cornell University

Exorcist The Exorcist
A special screening of William Peter Batty's The Exorcist, with an introduction by composer and Moog musician David Borden.

Date & Time: Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 8PM
Place: at The State Theatre of Ithaca, 107 West State Street, Ithaca

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

Date & Time: September 6, 2014 through August 29, 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 has recently opened 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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