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We are currently hiring a new Bookkeeper, who would work at Historic Ithaca in addition to The History Center in Tompkins Center. You can read the job posting here. Send cover memo and resume to Rod Howe, The History Center in Tompkins County, 401 E. State Street, Suite 100, Ithaca, NY or by February 4, 2019.

Docents for New Space in TCHC

When we open the museum space in the new Tompkins Center for History and Culture, we will be starting a new docent program to guide visitors. If you are interested, please attend the Docent Interest Meeting here at The History Center on Wednesday, February 20, 4:00 – 5:00pm. If you cannot attend, contact 607 273 8284 ext. 227 or

Volunteers & Interns

The History Center is always looking for volunteers and interns to help us carry our mission forward. Internships are available for High School and College students in the areas of Education, Visitor Services, Research, Collections Management, Communications, Community Outreach, and Development. 
For more information, please contact the appropriate department. Note that as we move and unpack in our new space, staff may have a slow response time and/or not be presently able to take on new volunteers and interns. However, there will be many new opportunities there, so other staff may be in great need!

And consider volunteering in the new docent program, as noted above.

Julia Taylor, 607 273-8284 ext. 229 or

Research Library:
Donna Eschenbrenner, 607 273 8284 ext. 228 or

Rod Howe, 607 273 8284 ext. 222 or

Communications, Visitor Services, Community Outreach:
Lucy Walker, 607 273 8284 ext. 227 or



Schoolmarms Wanted: Become A Teacher at The Eight Square Schoolhouse

Take some local history, a landmark building, a flair for the dramatic and a roomful of kids – mix well and you will have an unforgettable trip to the past. The History Center is looking for teachers at our 1827 schoolhouse on Hanshaw Road in Dryden. In the spring and fall, area 4th grade and home school children spend a day immersed in rural one-room school education of over a century ago via our Living History program. If you are interested in becoming part of our unique teaching team, please contact Julia Taylor, 607 273-8284 ext. 229 or

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