History Happenings | February, 2014
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Woven Meanings
Exploring the Symbols of Woven Coverlets
Saturday, March 8th

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


The History Center

401 E. State St., Ste. 100



On Saturday, March 8th, The History Center in Tompkins County welcomes Alling Coverlet Museum's Bonnie Hays for a presentation on the meanings and origins of symbols and designs used in historical woven coverlets. Hays is the Executive Director of Historic Palmyra, and a woven coverlet expert within the region.


This event is free and open to the public.
Please be sure to visit
Historic Coverlets Unwrapped, on exhibit through April 5th, 2014. Members of the Tompkins County Quilter's Guild will be unwrapping coverlets from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. each Thursday during the exhibition.




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Four Centuries at Taughannock Falls
Thursday, February 27th
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Only one park bears his name but the impact of the generosity and leadership of Robert H. Treman will forever be a part of the Finger Lakes Region of State Parks.  Treman's life, his many endeavors and his role as the first Commissioner of the Finger Lakes Region of NYS Parks will make up a portion of this two-part presentation. The second part of the presentation will detail the history of the last 400 years of the site that we now call Taughannock Falls State Park.


Josh Teeter will be speaking about Robert H. Treman and is the Environmental Educator for the Finger Lakes Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.


Tony Ingraham, trustee and past president of the Friends of Robert H. Treman State Park, will then explore the history of the last 400 years of the site that we now call Taughannock Falls State Park. From 1979 until 2003, Tony was in charge of environmental education and recreation services for the Finger Lakes State Park Region, working at the regional headquarters at Taughannock Falls State Park.  

Please join us for this free program on Thursday, February 27th at 6:00 p.m.



photo courtesy of moogarchives.com
Switched-On:  Bob Moog & the Birth of the Moog Synthesizer
Coming Soon!

From behind the door of the R.A. Moog, Co. factory in Trumansburg, the strangest of strange sounds began reverberating onto Main Street and into the ears of passers-by in the late 1960's. It was there that Bob Moog produced some of the world's most innovative and interesting musical instruments, including the mammoth Moog Modular, full of cords and knobs, and the sleek Minimoog. Inspiring artists from the Beatles, Byrds, and Beach Boys to Wendy Carlos and Herbert Deutsch, Moog's new electronic instruments changed the face of music in the ensuing decades.

In May, The History Center will open the exhibition Switched-On:  Bob Moog & the Birth of the Moog Synthesizer, telling this uniquely local story through first-person accounts of those who knew Bob Moog, worked with him, and were inspired by his spirit of innovation.  

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The History Center in Tompkins County

401 E. State/MLK Jr. St.
Suite 100 

Ithaca, NY  14850

In the Gateway Center, just one block from The Ithaca Commons.
Free parking available in the rear lot.


Phone. 607.273.8284  


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