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In 2022 our annual fundraiser Traverse Tompkins explore Tompkins County through major floods and disasters in our community over the last 150 years. The exhibit below highlights some of the historic flood images and locations highlighted during the 2022 program.


Click on the display or use this link to explore this interactive audio-visual exhibit on the history of Women's Suffrage Movement in Tompkins County.

Click on the ">" symbol to navigate between pages. Select "Play" for audio to play on each page. 

Use this link to share the exhibit:

The booklet can also be downloaded as a PDF.

Designed by Cindy Kjellander-Cantu. © 2022 The History Center in Tompkins County 

Please credit The History Center in Tompkins County if you reference these materials elsewhere. Eg. Overcoming Barriers to Vote: Woman Suffrage Movement in Tompkins County courtesy The History Center in Tompkins County, Ithaca New York. 

FACING FLOODS - Self-Guided PocketSights Tour

Image of a flooded street and storefrontsExplore historic flood sites across Tompkins County!

Tompkins County has suffered several major floods throughout its history. Situated in New York’s Finger Lakes region, its many creeks and streams, (and Cayuga Lake itself), pose considerable threats during and after heavy rainfalls. In 1857, 1901, 1935, 1956, 1972, and 1981 the area was devastated by floods that destroyed property and threatened (and took) lives and livelihoods. 

Download the FREE PocketSights app and access the tour through your personal device. 

This tour was created through the support of: 

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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

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

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