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Cayuga Museum to Host Immersive Theater Experience


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Caygua PostcardThe Cayuga Museum has announced that they are joining with Breadcrumbs Productions, a professional theatre and creative production company based in Syracuse, to present an immersive theatrical fundraising event on Saturday, February 24 starting at 7 pm.

The program will be based on the Museum’s upcoming 1918 exhibit, a multi-faceted exhibit that explores the full milieu of the year 1918 and the repercussions from that year that are still being felt today.

This unique fundraiser will transform the Museum mansion’s spaces, usually filled with museum exhibits, into a hospital ward during the influenza pandemic. Continue reading

Cayuga Museum Seeks Exhibit Items From 1918


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The Cayuga Museum in Auburn has announced they are seeking items for an exhibit on the year 1918.

Museum staff are seeking the loan of items that will help tell the stories of that time – photographs, military items related to WWI, industrial artifacts, clothing, family memorabilia, and more. This will be a multi-faceted exhibit that explores the full milieu of the year 1918 and the repercussions from that year that are still being felt today.   Continue reading

Cayuga Museum: Exploring Prison through Film Series


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20,000 years in sing singThe Cayuga Museum will host a new film and guided discussion series titled “Exploring the Prison through Film: A Journey with Dr. Lucien Lombardo.” The series will show four films, each exploring a different theme within the context of imprisonment. Each film will be screened and then followed with a conversation guided by Dr. Lucien Lombardo, who will place the themes of the film in context in penal history.

The series begins on Tuesday, October 18 at 6 pm with the 1932 film “20,000 Years in Sing Sing,” starring Spencer Tracy and Bette Davis. Exploring the theme of managing a prison, this film was loosely based on an influential book by Lewis Lawes, Warden of Sing Sing. Scenes from the movie were filmed at Sing Sing, using real prisoners as extras. Continue reading

Seward Family Treasures On Exhibit In Auburn


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Untold Stories 2Two of Auburn’s leading cultural institutions, the Cayuga Museum of History and Art, and the Seward House Museum, have joined forces to create a new exhibit, “Untold Stories: Treasures from the Seward Family Collection” will be on display at the Cayuga Museum from until August 30, 2015.

Showcasing items from the collections of the Seward House Museum in the spacious galleries of the Cayuga Museum, this unique collaboration explores the themes of family life in the Victorian era and the Seward family’s world travels. Continue reading

Cayuga Museum Presenting Writers Event


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Cayuga MuseumThe Cayuga Museum, in Auburn, is beginning a new monthly program.  Called simply word., the new event will debut on Thursday, February 19 at 7 pm in Theater Mack.  Writers can share their original work with the audience – poems, short stories, essays, segments of larger work, the spoken word, or more.  Poetry, fiction or non-fiction, read or recited, word. is meant to celebrate the writer’s art and help local writers find their voice.   Continue reading