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MASK ANNOUNCEMENT

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. 

BOOK YOUR VISIT!

**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.**


If you have difficulty with the booking software, call 607-273-8284 ext 229 and leave a message with your preferred visit time, and we will call you back to confirm.

Bookings must be made 24 hours in advance to secure a specific time slot. 

EXPLORE THE MUSEUM ACTIVITY CRATES

Add adventure and fun to your museum visit by reserving one of our Explore the Museum Activity Crates!  Filled with puzzles, books, crafting projects, coloring pages, and scavenger hunts for the museum. 

Activity Crates can be checked out for $5 when scheduling your visit. Kids may take home all work sheets and coloring pages, but other supplies and games must be returned to the front desk at the end of your visit.

HEALTH & SAFETY: Following each use crates and activities will be quarantined for 3 days before going through a full sanitation process. Thanks to grant funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, we were able to purchase multiple sets of activities in each crate, allowing us to rotate them while maintaining necessary health and safety standards.

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 These materials were purchased with funds from a New York State Council on the Arts 2020 Youth Programming grant. 


We understand that visiting public spaces during COVID-19 has presented a new set of challenges and considerations, and we at The History Center and all the organizations at the Tompkins Center for History & Culture want to ensure that your visit is as safe and secure as possible. To that end we have instituted new safety, sanitation, and security measures throughout the building. 

Health & Safety Protocols

  • All individuals (staff, volunteer, and visitors) in the building will wear face masks at all times in public spaces of the Tompkins Center for History & Culture. 
  • The Exhibit Hall will only be open to you and the individuals/group you book at the time of your visit. No outside visitors or other members of the public will enter Exhibit Hall for the length of your scheduled visit. 
  • History Center staff will sanitize all touched surfaces within the Exhibit Hall between each visitor. We have planned for a minimum of 10 minutes between visiting groups to allow for this process. 

We are all very excited to welcome you back to the museum, and these measures have been instituted for the safety of the public, and the staff and volunteers of The History Center in Tompkins County. Review our full list of Health & Safety Protocols.

If you have any reflections or suggestions on how we could improve our practices for your comfort please contact Ben Sandberg at director@thehistorycenter.net.

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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Hours

Exhibit Hall Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5pm - CLOSED Sun-Tues

Cornell Local History Research Library & Thaler/Howell Archives - By appointment only. Please contact archives@thehistorycenter.net

Contact                                                     

Email: Refer to Contact page for individual emails, General inquiries to community@thehistorycenter.net

Phone: 607-273-8284

Web: thehistorycenter.net

Find us on social media @tompkinshistory




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