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Soon The History Center Will Be Even Better

A new home on the Commons is presently being created for the History Center, which has invited 8... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Vlodrop, The Netherlands
An absolute gem.

Local and state history is the focus of The History Center. The staff are absolutely top-notch... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2017
Ithaca, New York
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18 Jun 2018
“Soon The History Center Will Be Even Better”
18 Jan 2017
“An absolute gem.”
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401 E State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4400
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

A new home on the Commons is presently being created for the History Center, which has invited 8 other cultural organizations in Ithaca to partner with them in creating a new Center for History and Culture in the heart of downtown Ithaca.

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Reviewed January 18, 2017

Local and state history is the focus of The History Center. The staff are absolutely top-notch: helpful to a fault, knowledgeable, and never reluctant to refer to another source of information. I have spent hours pouring through documents and photographs; a combination of museum and...More

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Reviewed November 14, 2016

This was our first stop on weekend visit - and it was very enjoyable. Staff was very helpful and the timeline was a great starting point. It was helpful to see the industry in the area over the years.

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Reviewed August 1, 2016

This is an excellent place to learn about the history of Ithaca and Tompkins county. The staff was very helpful in helping individuals seeking information about ancestors who settled in the area. One of the best historical research places that I have been in throughout...More

Thank Susanplae
Reviewed July 27, 2016

Free! There are a few display items from the past but I found the map room to be the most interesting. Helpful staff too.

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Reviewed February 8, 2016

A calm and welcoming venue to bring out of towners to when they also are interested is our history. Very well displayed over a long range.

Thank Etienne M
Reviewed November 12, 2015

Unusual in that we find a source and resting place for local stories which have New York State ramifications.

Thank anavidpalate
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Working with the League of Women Voters we are helping to increase the amount of information the HIstory Center makes available to the Community. The Center has a wealth of information to share with the local schools and colleges; data used for research that is...More

1  Thank bwes
Reviewed September 11, 2015

I enjoyed the history center very much! I may be partial as my family helped settle this area 200 years ago

1  Thank helen t
Reviewed June 30, 2015

We had my niece's gradation party here. She is going to major in history in the fall so what better place to have her party than here! The staff was so pleasant and helpful too! They have some timeless pieces on display so it is...More

Thank Kathryn D
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