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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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 Portrait Gallery 

Our North Room exhibit hall contains a number of portraits of the early settlers of the Athens area. Among the more interesting pieces is a portrait "The Kingsbury Girls" attributed to american artist Susan Waters. Waters was an itinerant artist who traveled the Southern tier of New York and the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania. In 2009, the Tioga Point Museum commissioned the Buffalo State College Art Conservation Department to repair and conserve the painting.