THE CAYUGA MUSEUM is celebrating Cayuga County’s Italian American with an exhibit of Becoming American:  The Italian Immigrant Experience in Cayuga County from June 9 to September 24, 2017.  The exhibit’s purpose is to show the profound transformation and adaptation of Italians to life in America through their churches, schools, and politics. 

             The Cayuga Museum is still seeking photos and documents that illustrate immigration documents, family immigration sponsorships, work history, early banking or money lending, sailing ship information, marriages, businesses, tools and early utensils, real estate transactions, child adoptions, and even crime stories. We’d also like to highlight the “first” barbers, lawyers, doctors, dentists, judges, pastors, college graduates, teachers and principals, and plumbers but need photos and other memorabilia. Of special interest would be any memorabilia from St. Edward, St. Mary’s, and St. Francis parishes.

All loaned items will be secured, covered by the Museum’s insurance, and returned at the end of the exhibit.  Contact either Eileen Mc Hugh or Kirsten Wise at the Cayuga Museum by e-mail cayugamuseum@verizon.net or call 315-253- 8051.