History Happenings | November 2014
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Death, Hell, or Canada

War of 1812 Presentation


Saturday, November 8th, 2014
3pm - 5pm

 

The History Center

401 E. State/MLK Street, Suite 100

Ithaca, NY 14850

 

Two centuries ago, Dryden militia crossed the Niagara River into Canada in one of the early battles of this often forgotten war. Thomas Jefferson was wrong: conquering Canada was more than "a mere matter of marching". The attempt on Queenston failed, though British General Brock died in its defense.

Come learn about the perilous adventures of Dryden men and the state and national political whirlpools that were more hazardous than the Niagara River itself. Meet Governor Daniel Tompkins, namesake of our county, as he fought to keep New York State together in difficult times.

We like to remember "the rockets' red glare", our surprisingly good performance at sea, and Andrew Jackson's victory at New Orleans after the peace treaty was signed. We also need to remember our town's role in the war, even when it didn't go so well.

 

For more information, please contact Kayla Sewell, at 607.273.8284 ext. 0 or at

Community@TheHistoryCenter.net.

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Captains, Commerce, and Community: The Impact of the Erie Canal on Tompkins County
An Installation Update

The History Center

401 E. State/MLK Street, Suite 100

Ithaca, NY 14850


The first installation of Captains, Commerce, and Community: The Impact of the Erie Canal on Tompkins County will come a close on December 18th. The second installation of the exhibition will focus on boats, boat building, and captains, and will be open to the public in early January. More precise details will be given in next month's eNewsletter.

Holiday Closings for The History Center
Fall and Winter Holidays

The History Center

401 E. State/MLK Street, Suite 100

Ithaca, NY 14850


The History Center will be closed Thursday, November 27th and Saturday, November 29th, and will resume regular hours beginning Tuesday, December 2nd.

The History Center will be closed Saturday, December 20th, and will resume regular hours beginning Tuesday, January 6th.

Happy Holidays!

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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  

www.TheHistoryCenter.net


Hours: Tues, Thurs, Sat from 11-5pm and by appointment

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