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Community History Across Tompkins

Join us for an upcoming CHAT!

Community History Across Tompkins (CHAT) is an ongoing program series coordinated by The History Center in Tompkins County for citizen historians of all ages to present their projects and research on local history topics.

These programs are informal history presentations and provide an opportunity to share new research, community archives, and works in progress by any member of the community. Programs can be hosted at the Tompkins Center for History & Culture or other community spaces.

CHAT's are open to the public. Accessibility accommodations can be provided with advance notice. Learn more at

If you, or your class or community group are interested in presenting your local research at our next CHAT please contact

 Exhibit Hall  Research Library 


Check our our Events Calendar for other programs from The History Center!

If you would like to present on your local history project, please reach out to us at!


Past CHAT Events:

Physical Address

Located inside the Tompkins Center for History & Culture

110 North Tioga Street

(On the Ithaca Commons) 

Ithaca NY, 14850 USA

Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫˀ Territory


Exhibit Hall Wednesday-Saturday 10am-6pm - CLOSED Sun-Tues

Cornell Local History Research Library & Archives - By appointment only. Please contact


Email: Refer to Contact page for individual emails, General inquiries to

Phone: 607-273-8284


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