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Following the grand opening of the Tompkins Center for History and Culture on May 10, The History Center in Tompkins County invites the public on May 11 to the panel, "Our Indigenous Past and Our Gayogo̱hó:nǫ Present."
The panel will focus on the atrium exhibits, "Gayogo̱hó:nǫ; We Are Still Here" and "Indigenous People and Tompkins County: 13,000 Years and Counting," as well as the stylized animation inside The History Center's exhibit hall. These were all developed in collaboration with Cayuga Nation leaders and academic colleagues.
This discussion will follow the creation and curation of these narratives and designs with Debbie George (on behalf of Sachem Sam George), Kurt Jordan (Associate Professor in Anthropology and American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program at Cornell University), and Joseph Karadin (Creative Director for Tessellate Studio).
It has been crucial in the development of The History Center's new exhibits to anchor all timelines in the county's indigenous beginnings before the arrival of Europeans.
As a shared space for all twelve partners in the Tompkins Center, the atrium exhibit tower will rotate three times a year to highlight different facets of Tompkins County's history and culture. Tompkins Cortland Community College will be next with a look back across its institutional history in celebration of its 150th anniversary, followed by partner Dorothy Cotton Institute.
This atrium exhibit tower is sponsored by the Ongweoweh Corporation. The animation within the exhibit hall was supported in part by the Tompkins County Bicentennial Commission.
This program is free and open to all. Come see The History Center at its new location within the beautiful Tompkins Center for History & Culture.
The History Center is now operating out of the Tompkins Center for History & Culture at 110 North Tioga Street, a new heritage tourism center shared with eleven other non-profit organizations
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