110 North Tioga Street, Suite 204A
Ithaca, New York 14850
Phone: 607-273-8284


The History Center in Tompkins County is the hub of local history for this small Central New York county. Located in Ithaca, in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, The History Center preserves its rich collections of three-dimensional objects, books, scrapbooks, historic maps, manuscript collections, genealogy files, and over 100,000 historic photographs, all highlighting the history of Tompkins County. Access to the collections is available through The History Center’s Research Library, which is open to the public Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, from 11:00 to 5:00. Many collections, besides those photo collections on New York Heritage, are available for research or just browsing.

History Center in Tompkins County is a member of the South Central Regional Library Council.