Ithaca Loves Teachers and so does The History Center in Tompkins County! Teachers are invited to book private visits to our Exhibit Hall on the Ithaca Commons, claim free local history books from our collections, and sign up for our virtual educator events from February 12th-28th. 

Learn more and register for Ithaca Loves Teachers here:


Event details TBA. 


Private Museum Visits for Teachers!

Schedule a private museum visit for a group of your choosing at The History Center in Tompkins County! Engage and learn about Tompkins County history in a safe, sanitized, and secure museum setting for your Ithaca Loves Teachers pod. Book in advance at February 12th-28th we will be open 10am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday. Requested $5 donation for each adult in the visiting group (up to 10 people per group). Review our Health & Safety Guidelines at Activities (scavenger hunt, coloring sheets and more!) available from the front desk on request. Questions regarding our health and sanitation protocols can be sent to Z at

Win a Box of Books for Your Classroom or Learning Space! 

ILT participants could win a box of books for their school or classroom! Box options are: "The Local History Shelf" (15 titles covering a range of local history topics) or "The Classroom Set" (25-50 copies of Cayuga Lake, Towns of Tompkins County, One Day in Ithaca, Images of Rural Life, or Architectural Heritage in Tompkins County - winners choice). Winners will be selected on March 1st. Enter your name to win by visiting The History Center in Tompkins County on the Ithaca Commons February 12th-28th during our open hours

2 Free Books for Teachers! 

All ILT participants are invited to claim two free Tompkins County history books at The History Center in Tompkins County. Seven titles will be available. Show your ILT pass to museum staff at the front desk between February 12th-28th to claim your titles from our museum on the Ithaca Commons. 

Educator Book Specials on Local History!

Go to to take advantage of our "Educator Specials" limited sales! For only $25 you can purchase 10 copies of Architectural Heritage of Tompkins County, Cayuga Lake: Past, Present, and Future, or Farmboy. For $20 buy the Learning & Activity Collection for Homeschoolers which includes 2 books and 3 History at Home printed activity guides!

Purchases must be picked up at The History Center in Tompkins County on the Ithaca Commons. 


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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Exhibit Hall Thursday-Saturday 10am-5pm - CLOSED Su-W

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Phone: 607-273-8284


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