When people ask what we do at the Tioga County Historical Society, there are no simple answers. We could say that the Tioga County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization which collects, preserves, and interprets the history of Tioga County and its people. According to our mission statement, we preserve artifacts from every town in the county with the goal of educating the public about our local history and how it ties into national history as a whole.
But this is not our only endeavor. In addition to preserving local history, we provide genealogy and research assistance through our Research Center; exhibit unique artifacts from Tioga County in our museum; offer educational programming for children; hold community events such O Tannenbaum; provide performance space for local musicians and artists; partner with other local organizations and businesses; and we provide volunteer opportunities for residents.
Perhaps a better question would be, what don’t we do at the Tioga County Historical Society?
In reading our blog, we hope that you will better understand what it is that we do. Our blog is written and produced by a collaborative team at TCHS that includes staff and volunteers. On our blog you will find stories, images, artifacts from our collections and archives, as well as behind-the-scenes looks at our exhibits, information about upcoming events, news stories, and musings from our staff.
It is our hope that those reading our blog will feel welcome to participate. Please feel free to comment on postings, ask questions, write your own blog posts, and engage with other commentators.