Presenting the Past

The Cayuga Museum’s mission is to provide a forum for the public to realize, interact with and appreciate Cayuga County’s shared past and unfolding present – to help shape a better future.  Through exhibits, lectures, and public programs for both adults and children, we place the past in context for today’s audiences.   None of these projects and programs is without cost.   Our operating expenses continue to rise, while non-profit funding sources tighten up.

Membership dues are one of the few funding streams that go directly to the operating budget.  Member dues help pay utilities, salaries, insurance and the myriad other costs connected with running the Museum.  But the most important benefit of membership – at every level — is knowing that you are helping keep history alive in our community.   

Joining the Museum – at any level – is a way of expressing your belief in the importance of history and the arts in Cayuga County.  Please join us, we need you.

Basic Membership Benefits:

Free Admission for one year.
Invitations to all private Museum receptions, exhibit openings and special events.
Discounts on Museum programs and events.
The pride of belonging to an engaging community organization whose members share a common interest in celebrating local history.


Student/Senior $25
Unlimited admission for one

Individual $35
Unlimited admission for one

Family $50
Unlimited admission for two adults and children under 18

Sponsor $75
Unlimited admission for two adults and children under 18

Two guest passes

Enhanced Membership Benefits:

In addition to your basic membership you will receive the following benefits-

Patron $125
Unlimited admission for two adults and children under 18

Four guest passes
Two program passes

Honorary Historian $250
All of the above
Four program passes

One free ticket to the annual holiday party

Walter Long Society $500
All of the above
Two free tickets to the annual holiday party
Behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum campus

Ted Case Society $1,000
All of the above

Free 2 hour rental of Carriage House Theater

Become a member today!