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Bicentennial List of Upcoming Events

Tompkins County Bicentennial Events


Event Date: Friday, April 7, 2017 - 3:00pm
Event Location:
Participating Trumansburg area businesses

In celebration of Tompkins County's exact founding date, a number of Trumansburg area businesses will participate by offering Bicentennial specials to customers.  Ulysses Town Supervisor Liz Thomas and Trumansburg Mayor Marty Petrovic have joined to make a formal declaration of the day as "Toast to Tompkins" Day.  Copies of this proclamation and some details about the relevant history will be available for visitors and customers at the... Read More

Event Date: Friday, April 7, 2017 - 6:30pm
Event Location:
Groton High School Auditorium, 400 Peru Road, Groton

Launching of the Town of Groton Bicentennial Celebration--Celebrating the Past, the Present, and the Future of the Town of Groton!  Presentations and entertainment will be followed by light refreshments.

Event Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 2:00pm
Event Location:
The History Center, 401 E. MLK, Jr./State Street

In recognition of Tompkins County's Bicentennial, Tompkins County Public Library and The History Center in Tompkins County will partner this spring for "Mapping Tompkins," a community celebration of what it means to live, learn, work and play in Tompkins County.

Inspired by the book "Mapping Manhattan: A Love (and Sometimes Hate) Story in Maps by 75 New Yorkers," "Mapping Tompkins," offers an opportunity for community members past and present to share-through writing and illustrating... Read More

Event Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 2:00pm
Event Location:
Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E. Green Street

In recognition of Tompkins County's Bicentennial, Tompkins County Public Library and The History Center in Tompkins County will partner this spring for "Mapping Tompkins," a community celebration of what it means to live, learn, work and play in Tompkins County.

Inspired by the book "Mapping Manhattan: A Love (and Sometimes Hate) Story in Maps by 75 New Yorkers," "Mapping Tompkins," offers an opportunity for community members past and present to share-through writing and illustrating... Read More

Event Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Location:
Tompkins County Legislature, 121 E. Court St., Ithaca

A dramatic reading of this brief play, authored by Tompkins County Historian and Bicentennial Commission Co-Chair Carol Kammen, presented by members of the Tompkins County Bicentennial Commission.  This play offers a lighthearted look at a representation of the first meeting of the Tompkins County Board of Supervisors 200 years ago, and how the County since has developed over time.  The inaugural reading of this play before the Tompkins County Legislature officially launches the Tompkins... Read More

Event Date: Friday, May 5, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Location:
The History Center - 401 E. MLK,Jr./State St.

This exhibit by students atTompkins Cortland Community College students examines the altered landscape, and is part of the larger celebration of the 200-year anniversary of Tompkins County.  The artworks explore the visual and functional conditions of Tompkins County over time by drawing on primary source materials.  What makes Tompkins County a unique place is answered, in part, by the growth and changes to the area through geological time, human activity, and social conditions. 

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Event Date: Friday, May 5, 2017 - 6:00pm
Event Location:
Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E. Green St., Ithaca

A dramatic reading of this brief play, authored by Tompkins County Historian and Bicentennial Commission Co-Chair Carol Kammen, presented by members of the Tompkins County Bicentennial Commission. This play offers a lighthearted look at a representation of the first meeting of the Tompkins County Board of Supervisors 200 years ago, and how the County since has developed over time. This play is presented as part of Gallery Night.  It will be performed around the County at various locations... Read More

Event Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 11:00am
Event Location:
Forest Home

Offered by Historic Ithaca.  Stroll and explore selected landmarks in Tompkins County this summer with our local municipal historians!  This program is one of a series taking place on Saturdays and will last for about an hour.  For more information, including the meeting point for each walk, contact Historic Ithaca  at 273-6633 or visit the organization's website at www.historicithaca.org.

Event Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 2:00pm
Event Location:
Groton Town Hall - 101 Conger Blvd.

A celebration of the Town of Groton, which is also celebrating its Bicentennial, and its many contributions to Tompkins County!  Community members are invited to the celebration, as the Bicentennial Commission and Town officials dedicate the historic marker presented to the Town by the Bicentennial Commission, recognizing the Town and its people, as part of the Bicentennial. 

Join us at this event for celebratory consumption of the official Bicentennial ice cream, "Tompkins Swirl,"... Read More

Event Date: Friday, June 2, 2017 - 6:30pm
Event Location:
Cayuga Street, Downtown Ithaca

UPDATE:  County employees and members of the Bicentennial Commission joined in celebration of Tompkins County's 200th Birthday as part of the Ithaca Festival Parade, featuring our 10-foot-tall birthday cake built by County employees! 

See a vdeo of our Parade festivities HERE

Thank you to all who participated!

Event Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 11:00am
Event Location:
Outside the Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E. Green St., Ithaca

Get to know your county government at this event, happening alongside the Ithaca Festival!  Representatives of County departments will be on hand to speak with you about Tompkins County and its services.  Play "Tompkins County Jeopardy" and engage in other interactivie activities.  We hope to see you there!

Event Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 11:00am
Event Location:
Ithaca Town Park - East Shore Drive

A celebration of the Town of Ithaca and its many contributions to Tompkins County!  Community members are invited to the celebration, as the Bicentennial Commission and Town officials dedicate the historic marker presented to the Town by the Bicentennial Commission, recognizing the Town and its people, as part of the Bicentennial. 

Join us at this event for celebratory consumption of the official Bicentennial ice cream, "Tompkins Swirl," created by Sweet Melissa's!

Event Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 11:00am
Event Location:
Town of Ithaca - Town Park, East Shore Drive

Offered by Historic Ithaca.  Stroll and explore selected landmarks in Tompkins County this summer with our local municipal historians!  This program is one of a series taking place on Saturdays and will last for about an hour.  For more information, including the meeting point for each walk, contact Historic Ithaca  at 273-6633 or visit the organization's website at www.historicithaca.org.

Event Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 11:00am
Event Location:
Town of Lansing - Ludlowville

Offered by Historic Ithaca.  Stroll and explore selected landmarks in Tompkins County this summer with our local municipal historians!  This program is one of a series taking place on Saturdays and will last for about an hour.  For more information, including the meeting point for each walk, contact Historic Ithaca  at 273-6633 or visit the organization's website at www.historicithaca.org.

Event Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 11:00am
Event Location:
Cayuga Heights - Sunset Park

Offered by Historic Ithaca.  Stroll and explore selected landmarks in Tompkins County this summer with our local municipal historians!  This program is one of a series taking place on Saturdays and will last for about an hour.  For more information, including the meeting point for each walk, contact Historic Ithaca  at 273-6633 or visit the organization's website at www.historicithaca.org.

Event Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 11:00am
Event Location:
Town of Ulysses - County Home Building

Offered by Historic Ithaca.  Stroll and explore selected landmarks in Tompkins County this summer with our local municipal historians!  This program is one of a series taking place on Saturdays and will last for about an hour.  For more information, including the meeting point for each walk, contact Historic Ithaca  at 273-6633 or visit the organization's website at www.historicithaca.org.

Event Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 11:00am
Event Location:
Town of Enfield - Main St., near the Grange Building

Offered by Historic Ithaca.  Stroll and explore selected landmarks in Tompkins County this summer with our local municipal historians!  This program is one of a series taking place on Saturdays and will last for about an hour.  For more information, including the meeting point for each walk, contact Historic Ithaca  at 273-6633 or visit the organization's website at www.historicithaca.org.

Event Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 10:00am
Event Location:
Danby Town Hall - 1830 Danby Road

A celebration of the Town of Danby and its many contributions to Tompkins County! Community members are invited to the celebration, as the Bicentennial Commission and Town officials dedicate the historic marker presented to the Town by the Bicentennial Commission, recognizing the Town and its people, as part of the Bicentennial.

Join us at this event for celebratory consumption of the official Bicentennial ice cream, "Tompkins Swirl," created by Sweet Melissa's!
 

Event Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 11:00am
Event Location:
Town of Newfield, Covered Bridge, Bridge & Main Streets

Offered by Historic Ithaca. Stroll and explore selected landmarks in Tompkins County this summer with our local municipal historians!  This program is one of a series taking place on Saturdays and will last for about an hour. For more information, including the meeting point for each walk, contact Historic Ithaca at 273-6633 or visit the organization's website at www.historicithaca.org.

Event Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
Event Location:
Newfield Town Hall - 166 Main Street

A celebration of the Town of Newfield and its many contributions to Tompkins County! Community members are invited to the celebration, as the Bicentennial Commission and Town officials dedicate the historic marker presented to the Town by the Bicentennial Commission, recognizing the Town and its people, as part of the Bicentennial.

Join us at this event for celebratory consumption of the official Bicentennial ice cream, "Tompkins Swirl," created by Sweet Melissa's!
 

Event Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 11:00am
Event Location:
Trumansburg - Conservatory, 5 McLallen Street

Offered by Historic Ithaca.  Stroll and explore selected landmarks in Tompkins County this summer with our local municipal historians!  This program is one of a series taking place on Saturdays and will last for about an hour.  For more information, including the meeting point for each walk, contact Historic Ithaca  at 273-6633 or visit the organization's website at www.historicithaca.org.

Event Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 10:00am
Event Location:
Caroline Town Hall, 2670 Slaterville Rd., Slaterville Springs

A celebration of the Town of Caroline and its many contributions to Tompkins County! Community members are invited to the celebration, as the Bicentennial Commission and Town officials dedicate the historic marker presented to the Town by the Bicentennial Commission, recognizing the Town and its people, as part of the Bicentennial.

Join us at this event for celebratory consumption of the official Bicentennial ice cream, "Tompkins Swirl," created by Sweet Melissa's!

Event Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 11:00am
Event Location:
Ulysses Town Hall - 10 Elm St., Trumansburg

A celebration of the Town of Ulysses and its many contributions to Tompkins County! Community members are invited to the celebration, as the Bicentennial Commission and Town officials dedicate the historic marker presented to the Town by the Bicentennial Commission, recognizing the Town and its people, as part of the Bicentennial.

Join us at this event for celebratory consumption of the official Bicentennial ice cream, "Tompkins Swirl," created by Sweet Melissa's!