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The Cayuga Museum of History and Art and Case Research Lab

203 Genesee St, Auburn, NY 13021-3304
+1 315-253-8051
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Meh

The exhibits were ok, not very interesting. I enjoyed the military artifacts, but the museum staff... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rachel C
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Binghamton, New York
Thought provoking and creative take on a women's protest movement

Granting women the right to vote took 70 years of hard work by many women in New York and around... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Larry087_12
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Auburn, New York
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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 Facility. The Case Research Laboratory is the home of talking movies, where Theodore Case invented the first commercially successful system of sound on film, which visitors can now explore on a guided tour to learn about the history of sound film. The Carriage House Theater is a recently renovated multi-purpose space used for museum and community events. 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.
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203 Genesee St, Auburn, NY 13021-3304
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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CayugaCurator, Guest Relations Manager at The Cayuga Museum of History and Art and Case Research Lab, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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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
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Reviewed 15 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.

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Reviewed 3 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

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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.

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Reviewed 30 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 Tina L
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

The architecture is beautiful. The special exhibit of the Italian immigrants to the area was interesting and informative.

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

Our son, a film student, was especially excited to see the Case Research Lab, and my husband and I really enjoyed it too. It was amazing to see the actual place and equipment that was used in experimentation to develop sound for film. Interesting story,...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2017

The revolving exhibits mean that you can visit repeatedly and see another new aspect of Auburn's history at each visit. The exhibits are carefully researched and displayed. The adjacent building carefully documents the invention of sound motion pictures by the prior owner of the home,...More

Thank James L
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

My wife and I visited as I hadn't seen it for 20 years. So much to see. There are changing exhibits as well as the normal offerings. If your outdoor plans are messed up, this museum will delite you for a couple of hours. The...More

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