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Tioga History Museum


Tioga County was one of the earliest settlements in the Southern Tier and has a rich Native American, Colonial, and Civil War History. One of the most popular exhibits is a coat worn by Benjamin Loring, one of the men who carried Abraham Lincoln after he was shot at Ford's Theatre. A recent test confirmed the presence of Lincoln's blood on the coat. Tioga History Museum collects, preserves, and interprets the history, heritage, and culture of Tioga County. The museum's collection features objects, photographic images, and archival material. They curate rotating exhibits two to three times per year highlighting agriculture, industry, military, arts, firefighting, prehistory, and daily life of Tioga's history.