Support your Museum by making a tax-deductible gift to our Appeal for Adaptability!

Through a contribution to the Cayuga Museum, you are making an act of hope to ensure that your stories are preserved for future generations.

Thank you for your generous gift!

To make a gift to our Appeal for Adaptability, click the donate button below:

Or you can mail a check to:

Cayuga Museum of History & Art
203 Genesee St.
Auburn, NY 13021

A special new tax provision will allow you to easily deduct up to $300 in donations made to qualifying charities like ours by December 31, EVEN if you don’t itemize!

Create a Legacy

As we always say (including a few times on this page), we are your community museum. Your legacy and how it is preserved for future generations is our responsibility. Contact your financial advisor and say you want to establish a charitable gift to your Cayuga Museum. Beyond cash, you can leave stocks, real estate, insurance policies, and personal property. Or make the Museum a beneficiary of your life insurance, pension plan or IRA. For more information about planned giving or to notify the Museum of a planned gift, please contact Geoffrey Starks at or 315-253-8051.

Note that for 2020 only, the required minimum distribution (RMD) provision from any form of IRA is suspended. You can still make charitable gifts from your IRA account to your favorite charity directly from your IRA without any impact on your tax return.

You can also support us anytime you shop online:

Interested in discussing other ways you could support your community museum? Contact us at or 315-253-8051.