The Cayuga Museum of History and Art in Auburn, NY was awarded a $50,000 Inspire! Grant for Small Museums from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The grant will be matched 1:1 by a donation from Brad Schwartz, to fully support a Curator position for two years.
This Curator will have the task during this time period of developing an interpretive plan for a major new project: a comprehensive exhibit exploring the entire history of Cayuga County.
The interpretive plan is expected to include research from the Cayuga Museum collection as well as input from community stakeholders and experts and serve as a guide for the design of the exhibition, as well as all future programming. The museum’s stated goal is to tell the stories of historically excluded communities and individuals.
With this funding, the Cayuga Museum has announced their hire for the Curator position and welcomed back former Case Research Lab Curator Haley Boothe.
The Cayuga Museum of History and Art is located at 203 Genesee St. in Auburn, NY. The museum is open to the public from 11 am to 4 pm, Wednesday through Saturday with tours of the Case Research Laboratory available on the hour. Learn more about the museum at cayugamuseum.org or by calling (315) 253-8051.
Photo of Cayuga Museum provided.