TCHS changes exhibits in two of our galleries 2-3 times a year. The remaining galleries are host to several “permanent items” that can be enjoyed whenever you stop by the museum. Many of these items have a rich history and have been local favorites for some time.
View our upcoming exhibits to see what we have scheduled!
Tioga County Behaving Badly
Tioga County behaving badly?? The museum will take a look back at some of the legal, somewhat legal, illegal and otherwise shady activities of the counties past. From alcohol and tobacco to organized crime, there is sure to be a topic of interest for everyone on display. Do you know what a disorderly house is?? If you aren’t familiar with the less discussed topics of the area, stop in and see what you might learn.
Did you know we grew tobacco right here in Tioga County? Not only was tobacco grown here in the county, we also manufactured it. Check out our section on tobacco and manufacturing done in this area as well as photographs and items from that time. The museum even has a humidor, made out of a real white rhinoceros foot, given to J.A. Loring (AKA Todd Loring) from a former President of the United States of America.
A beautiful quilt top made of flannel sent from the tobacco company, with a tobacco purchase, that date back to the early 20th century. Each swatch of fabric is adorned with patterns and symbols.
From prohibition, tobacco and disorderly houses, mobsters, scandals’ and more, this is exhibit will surely appeal to the appetites and appreciations of those looking for the more precarious facts of history. Come down to the museum and check out all the different items on various topics that are on display.
Our “Behaving Badly” Exhibit it set to start February 4th, 2023 through October 14th, 2023.