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Cemetery Scavenger Hunt - Finding #TompkinsWomen


Pick up a Cemetery Scavenger Hunt booklet (or download at thehistorycenter.net/History-At-Home) and explore the cemeteries of Tompkins County! This annual program is part of our Haunted October offerings. While the oldest grave sites in Tompkins County are those of the Gayogo̱hó:nǫ' (Cayuga) Native Americans and their predecessors, the first recorded non-indigenous human burial took place in the 1790's. Tompkins County has over 100 cemeteries within its borders ranging from small family plots, rural settlement cemeteries, to larger municipality and private owned cemeteries in each of the nine towns of Tompkins County. This year as part of the 'Breaking Barriers: Women's Lives & Livelihoods' exhibit (https://thehistorycenter.net/Breaking-Barriers) on display at The History Center in downtown Ithaca, we've selected gravesites of notable #TompkinsWomen buried across Tompkins County. See if you can find the final resting place of these early suffragists, civil rights educators, and pioneers as you explore Tompkins County cemeteries!