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Cayuga Museum of History and Art

The Cayuga Museum is housed in the historic Willard-Case Mansion and offers a variety of changing exhibitions and public programs about the history of Cayuga County and the Finger Lakes region. The museum boasts a collection of thousands of artifacts, archives, and photographs from Cayuga County.

Located just behind the mansion is the Case Research Lab where Theodore Case invented the first commercially successful system of sound on film. Regularly scheduled guided tours offer visitors the opportunity to see Case’s darkroom, chemistry lab, and recording studio; the first sound camera; experimental recording equipment; and learn about the history of the commercialization of sound film.

Adjacent to the Case Research Lab is the newly renovated Theater Mack. Once home to Case's working theater, the space now offers a new performing arts venue that features local musical and theatrical performances.

Cayuga Museum of History and Art

203 Genesee St.
Auburn, NY 13021

(315) 253-8051


$5 Non-Members

Members & children under 12 free


Monday Closed
Tuesday Noon - 5 pm
Wednesday Noon - 5 pm
Thursday Noon - 5 pm
Friday Noon - 5 pm
Saturday Noon - 5 pm
Sunday Noon - 5 pm

Closed January



Finger Lakes Film Trail screening of Within Our Gates