Walk & Talks with Historic Ithaca

As part of this year's county Bicentennial celebration, stroll and explore selected landmarks in Tompkins County this summer. Guided by municipal historians from communities throughout Tompkins County. Various Saturdays this Summer. All Walk & Talks begin at 11am and last for approximately 45 minutes.



Ithaca Pioneer Forest Walk

A tour will be led by Eric Gervais, a local history researcher who is also a land steward on John Welch's historical lot. The original farmhouse itself is privately owned, and the tour will focus more on remnants of pioneer life in the forest today on his land. He wants the history of Ithaca's amazing forests to be better known.  

Saturday, July 1st, 9 – 10:30 am, at The History Center



Smith Woods Walk

Join The History Center in Tompkins County for a guided walk around the historic Smith Woods, following up on a recent publication of "Smith Woods: The Environmental History of an Old Growth Forest in Central New York State." Just outside the Village of Trumansburg, in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, is Henry A. Smith Woods, a 32-acre plot that is one of the largest remaining flat tracts of old growth forest in the area.

July 15th 11 - 12:30 am, across from the Trumansburg fair grounds


Come Dig with Us! Archaeology Day Camp

Join The History Center in Tompkins County in a field school to the public at the historic Eight Square Schoolhouse. Participants will learn archaeological field techniques and research skills by working side-by-side with several professional archaeologists; contribute to the historical record of the Eight Square School.

August 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2017, 9 am –  4 pm, at the Eight Square School House.



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