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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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Native American Collection

Our Native American collection consists of several thousand artifacts from prehistoric civilizations of northeastern Pennsylvania. Most of the artifacts were collected along the Susquehanna and Chemung River corridor from the New York state line to Ulster. In addition, much of the collection consists on baskets, pottery and quill-work from Western tribes including the Ute and Sioux.

Basket
Basket
Quillwork
Found where Sitting Bull was killed
Quillwork
Club
Basket
Quillwork
Drum
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