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“Look, Touch, and Smell Your Way Through Cayuga County’s History at The Cayuga Museum"

“Look, Touch, and Smell Your Way Through Cayuga County’s History at The Cayuga Museum’s Upcoming History Exhibit”

Join the Cayuga Museum for this unique opportunity to engage with your favorite parts of the collection. If you are interested in learning more about this exhibit, reach out to Director of Development and Outreach Geoffrey Starks at or call (315) 253-8051. The Cayuga Museum is located at 203 Genesee St. in Auburn. Parking is available on Genesee Street and behind the museum.

For nearly 84 years, the Cayuga Museum of History & Art has been the forum for remembering our community’s past, cultural heritage, and scientific achievements. Our massive collection of Cayuga County artifacts was the key to so many memorable exhibits, and now, the Museum is asking you to help determine how your history is represented for years to come.Explore Your History: Nine Decades of Collecting, a new history exhibit at the Cayuga Museum, invites visitors to interact with Cayuga County history in new ways. Write a letter after looking at the “portable” desk of Enos Throop, guess which spice is contained in a decades old spice rack, and carry an old yoke once used to carry water from place to place. You will then be encouraged to vote on parts of the exhibit which you enjoyed the most, with the intent of one day building a permanent exhibit on the history of Auburn and Cayuga County that truly reflects the interests of the community. Visitors are also invited to come to the second floor and take a look at the active inventory of our painting collection. Come talk to us about the work we do behind the scenes and see it for yourself!  Dive into our historic collection and tell us what you want to see more of in the future!

Explore Your History will be presented throughout the year, with the official kickoff on First Friday, March 6 from 5:00-8:00 PM. Admission will be free during this time, and refreshments will be provided. Relevant programming and events will also be held throughout the coming months, so make sure to look out for all these exciting opportunities to engage with the collection!

Explore Your History is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the Walter K. Long Exhibition Fund.


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