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 Theater Mack. We collect, preserve and interpret objects from Auburn, Cayuga County and the Finger Lakes region.


Board of Trustees

Christina Calarco-Lukins, President
Jeff DeChick, Vice President
Barbara Graney, Secretary

Victoria Calarco
Kathleen DeChick-Kelsey
David Gould

Dr. Joseph Graney
Jack Hardy
Lisa Hoff
Tom Hughes
Fred Kerr
George Kerstetter
Paul Lattimore
Debbie Leone
James Orman
Ron Thompson
Jeff Weigand