Your tax-deductible donations help us keep the Museum open.  Thank you!

2017 has been a banner year at our Cayuga Museum:

Our Becoming American exhibit, sharing the stories of Italian immigrants making new lives in Auburn and Cayuga County, was enormously popular and helped us create a whole new audience for what we do.

Through the help of local foundations, we began construction to remove an obsolete restroom from the mansion, replace it with gallery space, and install a new exhibit in those galleries.  Pioneer Physicians: the Infancy of Modern Medicine will open in March 2018 in the very rooms in which Dr. Sylvester Willard housed his medical practice.

We have continued regular programming that enhances the cultural life of our community. Word, revisited- our poetry program, and Classics at the Carriage House, a movie series, draw great crowds monthly, and our History Book Club is now entering its 15th year.  We hosted our first annual Earth Fest event, which we plan to continue in 2018.

We have forged new partnerships with other museums, near and far.   We have hosted lectures by distinguished historians on subjects as diverse as the role of Italian women in WWII, the silk industry in Auburn Prison, and the fight for women’s suffrage in New York State.  2017 was filled with an ambitious schedule and we have no plans of slowing down, we have exciting new programs and events in store for 2018!

None of this can be done without the support of our community.  We need your help.  Please consider making an end-of-year gift to your Cayuga Museum.  A gift now, over and above your annual membership dues, will help us meet the ever-increasing challenges of keeping our Museum the cultural cornerstone that it has been for more than 80 years. 

We rely on the generosity of our friends and neighbors to keep the doors open, now more than ever.  Thank you for your support.