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The Tioga Point was founded in January 1895 as the Tioga Point Historical Society. The purpose of the museum as stated in the original incorporation was: "To collect and procure relics and records of local and general interest to the former and present inhabitants of Athens and vicinity; to collect and procure genealogical records of the first settlers and their descendants; and to provide proper care for, the preservation of the relics and records so collected by the maintenance of a museum where they are placed."  Over 120 years later, the Tioga Point Museum continues to live out that purpose.

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The museum will be closed the week of October 20th and the week October 27th and reopen November 5

The Tioga Point Museum has been in existence for over 120 years as a repository for our communities cultural heritage, and a center for learning about our world.  The Tioga Point Museum,  receives no state, county or local funding.  We rely on membership and donations to stay open.  The collection of the Tioga Point Museum is one of the best in northeast Pennsylvania -  from rare books to Samurai weaponry, from the Pacific Rim to Turkey, from ancient Native American stone objects to beautiful Native American beaded objects, the breadth and depth of this collection is amazing.

The Tioga Point Museum was founded in 1895 by several local residents including Louise Welles Murray, archaeologist and historian, to give a permanent home to the wealth of history, archaeology, and the art and artifacts of world cultures here in Athens, Pennsylvania.   Often described as " A museum of a museum", this one hundred and twenty year old institution houses a unique and exciting "collection of collections" of local people who traveled the world and gifted our community with eclectic and beautiful  examples of Native American, Japanese, Chinese, Turkish, Polynesian, Micronesian, European and Middle Eastern art, objects and books.

Volunteers play essential roles in sharing our rich collections, exhibitions, research, and educational programming with the public. We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist with cataloging items, scanning documents, website maintenance and research. for more information about how you can help, call, email or visit the museum