PRESS COVERAGE in 2021
Tompkins History Center Honors Indigenous Wampum Tradition
IthacaWeek - by Leah Aulisio-Sharpe
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the Center created an exhibit (Art of Wampum) to educate the community on the history and tradition of wampum belts, an indigenous craft which serves both as political doctrine and storyteller.
Marker to honor Ithaca birthplace of Tuskegee Airman
Cornell Chronicle - by Patti Witten
A new historic marker will be installed this fall to commemorate Verdelle Louis Payne, who was born in Ithaca in 1919 at 212 Cascadilla Street, where the marker will be placed. Payne was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, who were the first African American military pilots in the US Armed Forces.
History Center director bikes 200 miles in 24 hours
Tompkins Weekly - by Jessica Wickham
Ben Sandberg, director of the History Center, biked more than 200 miles and raised over $10,000 in the second annual Traverse Tompkins fundraiser for the History Center. His route took him to sites of historic fires throughout Tompkins County as residents donated, biked shorter routes, and toured the sites.
My Internship At The History Center: Exhibits, Archives, And Oral Histories
The IHS Tattler - by Raia Gutman
Raia Gutman, a recent intern and Ithaca High School student, writes about her work on oral history projects and in the archives at the History Center.