Mission and Governance

The Cayuga Museum of History and Art is the premiere cultural institution in Auburn, presenting exhibits, preserving the birthplace of talking movies and operating a multi-arts performance venue.

The Cayuga Museum of History and Art has a dual focus – local history and the invention of sound film.  We provide a forum for the public to realize, interact with and appreciate our shared past and unfolding present to help shape a better future.  We operate the Museum, the Case Research Laboratory and the Carriage House Theater. We collect, preserve and interpret objects from Auburn, Cayuga County and the Finger Lakes region.


Board of Trustees

Christina Calarco, President
Jeff DeChick, Vice President
Kathleen Kelsey, Secretary
Barb Sroka, Treasurer

Sara Brown
Victoria Calarco

Tessa Crawford
Jack Hardy
Tom Hughes
Kristin Garland

Fred Kerr
Debbie Leone
John Mack
Craig Mietz
Michael Nunno
David West Nytch

James Orman
Cammy Sherman

Jeff Weigand