The History Center Exhibit Hall is CLOSED January 1st-February 2nd 2023 for the installation of our next exhibit Knot Sew Fast: Patchwork of Tompkins County.
The History Center is a generation-to-generation education and research center preserving the history of Tompkins County, New York. The History Center helps people use the tools of history to understand the past, gain perspective on the present, and play an informed role in shaping the future.
The History Center is located in the Tompkins Center for History & Culture on the Ithaca Commons.
For a full list of our programs explore our Calendar
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The History Center in Tompkins County and all of our programs occur on the traditional and contemporary lands of the