Welcome! The History Center is requesting that all visitors continue to wear masks inside the Tompkins Center for History & Culture. Our visitors include young audiences and others who are unable to be vaccinated. We appreciate your respect and awareness in following our Health & Safety Protocols to keep all our visitors safe.
**The History Center Exhibit Hall and Research Library are closed June 14th-July 1st as we install our new exhibit Breaking Barriers: Women's Lives & Livelihoods. We will reopen July 2nd.**
Wednesday - Saturday 10AM - 5PM
CLOSED - Sunday-Tuesday
*Please be aware our hours and open days have changed due to COVID-19. Refer to our Events page for the most up-to-date hours.
The History Center is now located at the Tompkins Center for History & Culture at 110 North Tioga Street. TCHC is a heritage tourism space shared by 12 organizations located on the Ithaca Commons in Bank Alley.
We look forward to seeing you!
The History Center archival collections can be accessed by the public any time the Research Library is open without an appointment. An in-person visit offers you the most professional assistance and archival access. However, if you cannot come to the library, some services can be accessed from a distance. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
If you are looking to bring a large group for a guided tour, contact email@example.com.*
If you are looking to rent a room in the building, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.*
If you would like to bring an educational group or school trip to the Exhibit Hall, or would like to visit the Eight Square Schoolhouse in Dryden, contact email@example.com for more information.*
**PLEASE NOTE** Our in-person group attendance is limited by state and local regulations regarding safety and reducing transmission of COVID-19. Please contact us for details on the group sizes we can admit.