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110 North Tioga Street, Ithaca, New York, 14850

Located in Bank Alley on the Ithaca Commons, visitors can enter through the front door adjacent to the Bernie Milton Pavilion.


Street and garage parking are available nearby. Street parking is free evenings and weekends. There is one handicap accessible space at the back of the building. Most nearby street parking is handicap accessible.


The building also includes offices for some of the partner organizations, along with two shared meeting rooms, one named in honor of civil rights pioneer Dorothy Cotton.


Individuals or groups interested in renting a meeting room or the CAP ArtSpace for an event may reach out to Ben Sandberg at director@thehistorycenter.net. Please use the virtual tour below to explore different spaces in the building available for rental: CAP ArtSpace Gallery, Dorothy Cotton Conference Room, and Joe Mareane Conference Room. Availability and rental prices may vary.


Downtown Visitor Center

Downtown Visitor Center is open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm.

Community Arts Partnership’s ArtSpace (within the Ithaca College Gallery)

Open to the public Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm each week, and from 10am-8pm the first Friday of each month for Gallery Night.

See current Virtual Exhibit at ArtsPartner.org

Learn more about Gallery Night at GalleryNightIthaca.com 

The History Center’s Exhibit Hall

The History Center Exhibit Hall is open Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, or by special appointment (contact community@thehistorycenter.net).

CLOSED – Sunday-Tuesday

Private visits can be scheduled ahead of time at www.thehistorycenter.net/schedule.

**Daily hours may vary for special events. Visit www.thehistorycenter.net/events for details.

The History Center’s Cornell Local History Research Library & Archives

Open by advance appointment only. Contact archives@thehistorycenter.net regarding research options.

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