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The Cayuga Museum of History and Art and Case Research Lab

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Largest Ginkgo Tree in NY State

One of the best parts of Fall is to see the amazing Ginkgo tree turn sunshine yellow. Sure it is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris M
Auburn, New York
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Ya Gotta Ask---and find a gold mind

The history museum has various memorabilia commemorating WW1 and its rigors. Though we mentioned... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Bill P
Atlanta, Georgia
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“both sides”(2 reviews)
“enjoy today”(2 reviews)
The Cayuga Museum campus operates in three buildings: the mansion, the Case Research Laboratory, and the Carriage House Theater. The mansion is home to several changing exhibits each year as well as a permanent exhibit about Auburn Correctional...more
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203 Genesee St, Auburn, NY 13021-3304
+1 315-253-8051
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Museum beautiful. Lots of history to peruse. Want to come again during regular business hours. Prison exhibit and medical exhibits awesome. The photography exhibit was very informative and was my favorite. Nice museum.

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 4 August 2015

We visited on a Sunday and the young girl "running" the attraction was all on her own. She had a large group of rude and uninterested Chinese students to contend with and was doing a very good job. We paid our $10 and looked at...More

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CayugaCurator, Curator at The Cayuga Museum of History and Art and Case Research Lab, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2015

Hi Dave, I am sorry that you had a poor experience at the Cayuga Museum. We are in a period of financial hardship, with a shoestring budget, two full-time staff members, and one part-time, the young woman working on the weekends. We are not a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best parts of Fall is to see the amazing Ginkgo tree turn sunshine yellow. Sure it is great in the summer to get some shade but try your best to visit in early November for all the color

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 14 August 2018

The history museum has various memorabilia commemorating WW1 and its rigors. Though we mentioned we were interested in the filmmaking aspect, the teens seemed disinterested. Fortunately, I got a hearing ear and a wonderful lady came up and escorted us to the Case Research Lab---where...More

Thank Bill P
Reviewed 10 August 2018

The best part of this experience was having "Eileen" take us through the Case lab and learn about the development of sound movies. The local history and the personality of Mr. Case was fascinating as well.

Thank Barbra G
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We were in town to see a play and decided to stay overnight and see some of the rest of the places Auburn had to offer. I should have done some research on this place before visiting so I would have been more informed. I...More

Thank swampfox14505
Reviewed 28 June 2018

The exhibits were ok, not very interesting. I enjoyed the military artifacts, but the museum staff weren't helpful or even happy to be there.More

Thank Rachel C
CayugaCurator, Guest Relations Manager at The Cayuga Museum of History and Art and Case Research Lab, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Hi Rachel, Thanks for sharing your feedback. We try to provide art and historical exhibits covering a variety of topics, in hopes that there is something for everyone. I hope that you had a fulfilling museum experience at another institution in Auburn, and that you...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017

Granting women the right to vote took 70 years of hard work by many women in New York and around the country. There were many who opposed it, including some women. This exhibit presents both sides of the issue. There are many lessons for those...More

Thank Larry087_12
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Our family spent 3 hours touring the museum. I was very well laid out with some very interesting exhibits involving local history. Worth visiting if you’re in the area.

Thank gmb2213
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This museum is actually a couple rolled into one. The main building always has interesting historical exhibits. The last, about Italian immigrants was really good. The museum also exhibits the Case Lab which is the place Theo Case invented the "sound-on-film process" still in use...More

Thank P5946FFjamesl
Reviewed 8 September 2017

There are many stories within of the citizens of the area and how their lives were. When we visited the feature was the Italian immigration into the area. The Case Laboratory is a must see. Where "the talkies" in motion pictures was invented.

Thank johnnyv316
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Had no idea the movies we enjoy today started with technology invented in the lab behind this museum by a man named Ted Case. Thanks to Eileen for giving us an amazing tour showcasing his inventions and vital role in motion picture history. We then...More

Thank tinal716
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