April 7: The History Center in Tompkins County

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The History Center in Tompkins County 401 E State St

Henry N. Hinckley & the Hinckley Foundation Museum: A Remembrance and Celebration

The History Center will host a presentation about Henry Hinckley and the Museum named in his honor during the April 7th First Friday Gallery Night at 6:00 p.m.

Henry N. Hinckley was born in Trumansburg, NY. The family moved to ithaca and Henry attended Cornell University, graduating with a degree in architecture in 1911. He worked as an architect and for the Thomas Morse Air Craft Corporation. During World War I, he served in the Signal Corps and with the Air Force in France. After the war, he returned to Ithaca and worked as an investment banker, city building commissioner, owner and manager of residential properties, and collector and authority on antiques. After Henry’s death in 1969, his house became the Hinckley Foundation Museum. The museum closed in the 1990s.
Attendees are also welcome to view the interim exhibition “Seeing Double: Stereoviews from the Collection” and enjoy light refreshments.