If you have questions about donations of historical papers and artifacts or conducting research here, contact Donna Eschenbrenner.

If you have questions about local history, contact Donna Eschenbrenner.

If you have questions financial donations or renting an event space in the Tompkins Center for History & Culture, contact Ben Sandberg.

If you would like to schedule a tour contact Zoë Van Nostrand

If you have questions about visiting The History Center, go the Visit Us page or call the docents any time the Exhibit Hall is open at 607-273-8284 ext 223.

Not sure who to ask or where to go? You can visit us in person or contact


Have a specific research question? Ask our archivist to see what we have in our collections.

MAIN PHONE: (607) 273-8284


The History Center in Tompkins County

110 North Tioga Street, Suite 204A

Ithaca, NY 14850


Ben Sandberg | Executive Director | Phone ext. 222

Donna Eschenbrenner | Director of Archives & Research Services  | Phone ext. 224

Cindy Kjellander-Cantu | Curator and Design & Support Specialist  | Phone ext. 223

Eve Snyder | Project Coordinator for HistoryForge

Zoë Van Nostrand | Marketing & Visitor Experience Coordinator | Phone ext. 227

Dave Dier | Bookkeeper and Office Manager | Phone ext. 225

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Physical Address

Located inside the Tompkins Center for History & Culture

110 North Tioga Street

(On the Ithaca Commons) 

Ithaca NY, 14850 USA


Exhibit Hall -  Thursday-Saturday 10am-5pm / Sunday - 10am-3pm - CLOSED M-W

Cornell Local History Research Library & Thaler/Howell 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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