Cayuga Museum And Case Research Lab

203 Genesee Street
Auburn, NY 13021

315-253-8051

About Us:

The Cayuga Museum was founded in 1936 as the Cayuga Museum of History and Art. Theodore Case and his wife, Gertrude, gave the estate to Professor Walter Long for use as a museum. The original plan for the Museum was to serve as a civic center for the cultural groups of the city of Auburn. Activities were broad based and fell into four categories: Art, History, Music and Children's programs.

Since then, our mission has become focused on the Case Research Lab and the history of Cayuga County and the Finger Lakes region.

The Cayuga Museum presents changing exhibitions, public programs, and serves hundreds of researchers annually on three floors of the historic Willard-Case Mansion. We care for thousands artifacts, archives and a photographs from Cayuga County and the Finger Lakes region as well as the complete archives and collections of the Case Research Lab, where Theodore Case invented the first commercially successful system of sound on film.

Our 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.

Images provided by AmericanTowns.com, Ticketmaster
Please use "Flag This Place" to alert us about content that is inappropriate or needs immediate attention. Nothing you submit will be shared with other site visitors.

Upcoming AARP Events

View All AARP Events »


Find information about getting a COVID-19 vaccine in your state. CDC information is available at cdc.gov/coronavirus; additional AARP information and resources are at aarp.org/coronavirus. En español, visite aarp.org/elcoronavirus.

AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today

JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR

  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in Auburn
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner
JOIN NOW