Local History

The Tioga Point Museum has an extensive collection of artifacts, manuscript documents and photographs of Athens, Sayre, Waverly and surrounding areas. The early industries of the area included the North Branch and Junction Canals, Lehigh Valley Railroad, Bridge building and manufacturing.


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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