The Cayuga County Office of Tourism

The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is open from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through

Feb. 1st – Apr. 19th –  General John S. Clark – Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  Biographical exhibit on General John S. Clark, a man of his era. Civil War veteran, cartographer, ethnographer, and Auburn City Planner.  Closed major holidays.  Suggested donation $3, Tues. – Sun. Noon – 5:00 pm.  315-253-8051 

Mar. 1st – May 31st – “Lincoln Tour” – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Tour showcases the working relationship and personal friendship between the President and his Secretary of State.  The Seward House Museum is offering the “Lincoln Tour.” The tour will show museum visitors the actual artifacts of these two men’s world-changing professional relationship, but also of their genuine friendship. Visitors will get to see Seward’s appointment document where Lincoln names him Secretary of State, hear letters about the President and his relationship with not only Seward but his family, Lincoln’s presence throughout the Seward Home and more.  The story of the this great partnership is told through stories in the following rooms of the house: Parlor, Library, Dining Room, Drawing Room, Upstairs Hall,Victorian Room, Civil War Room, and Seward’s Office.  Thurs. 1:00 pm, Sat. 1:00 & 3:00 pm, admission $5.  315-252-1283

Mar. 20th – Apr. 26th – “Out of Rubble” – Art Exhibition at Wells College – The String Room Gallery at Wells College, 170 Main St., Aurora.  The Wells College Visual Arts Department welcomes the exhibition, “Out of Rubble,” curated by Susanne Slavick. Photographs, paintings and video and digital works will be displayed in the String Room Gallery of Main Building.  Out Of Rubble reacts to the wake of war – its realities and its representations. The rubble that each war leaves behind shapes today and tomorrow – physically, psychologically, spiritually and culturally. Out Of Rubble presents international artists who consider its causes and consequences, its finality and future, moving from decimation and disintegration to the possibilities of regeneration and recovery.  Free, Mon – Fri, Noon – 5:00 pm, Sat & Sun, 1:00 – 4:00 pm.  315-364-3465

Mar. 30th – May 12th – Made in NY 2013 – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Made in NY is an annual juried exhibition featuring works by artists residing in New York State. This eclectic exhibition showcases photography, painting, sculpture, book arts and much more. Applicants may submit up to 2 works completed within the last three years.  Admission $6, free for members and children.  Tues.-Sat. 10am – 5pm, Sun. 1-5pm.  315-255-1553

Apr. 18th – Making Movies – Contemporary Film & Video Visiting Artist Series – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  HONORING HOME – Directed by Changhee Chun. All screenings will conclude with a discussion guided by Michael Reiff and the presenting artist.                             Changhee Chun has completed collaborative productions on several feature films for major Korean production companies. In 1995, he signed on with Samsung Broadcasting Center as a director and producer. As a freelance film director Chun developed over thirty commercial films, music videos and documentaries. Chun has been recognized by numerous films festivals, has received numerous awards and has been aired nationally and internationally. Chun continues to develope principles of characteristic film art, principles that encompass challenges to filmmakers as they contribute art to the cinematic community. “Honoring Home” is a human documentary about Han Lin and his family who fled Burma in 1988, lived in the jungles at the Thai-Burma border and eventually came to Ithaca, NY as political refugees.  Admission $5, 7:30pm.  www.myartcenter   315-255-1553

Apr. 19th – “Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  From the big top to the big screen, visionary filmmaker James Cameron and director Andrew Adamson (Shrek, Narnia) invite you and your family on an all new 3D adventure: Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away. A young couple who is separated, must journey through the astonishing and dreamlike worlds of Cirque du Soleil to find each other, as audiences experience the immersive 3D technology that will allow them to leap, soar, swim, and dance with the performers. This Holiday Season, Cirque du Soleil brings their world to your city!  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 4/19, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 4/20, 8:00 pm.                 315-253-6669

Apr. 19th – 8th Annual Spring Poetry Reading – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Co-sponsored by the Auburn YMCA-WEIU Writer’s Voice Program. This event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.  Doors open at 6:30pm, readings 7:00 & 9:00 pm.  www.myartcenter   315-255-1553

Apr. 20th – Through the Eyes of Fanny Seward: A Family Tour of the Seward House Museum – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Join Seward House Interpreter, Allison Hinman, portraying William Seward’s beloved daughter, Fanny, for an intimate look inside the lives of the Seward Family as told though Fanny Seward’s personal letters and diaries. Throughout the tour, you’ll encounter other members of the family as each their own glimpse into the remarkable history of the house and family.  Admission is $10 for Adults, $8 for Members, $7 for students, 11:00 am & 2:00 pm.  315-252-1283

Apr. 20th – Pizza & Petals – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Homemade Pizza (noon) & Wildflower Walk (1pm). On Earth Day treat yourself to some of Nature’s spring beauties, trillium, hepatica and other woodland wildflowers. At 1pm naturalist and Sterling Nature Center Director Jim D’Angelo will led a walk along the trails of the nature center for a look at some of nature’s beautiful woodland wildflowers. Identification, natural history and interesting facts about the spring woodland wildflowers will be discussed on this walk. As a special treat before the walk homemade pizza and Ontario Orchards’ apple cider will be available from noon to 1pm. If you would like to join us for pizza please let us know so we can provide enough for everyone by contacting the nature center by phone or email.  Pizza, 12:00 pm, Walk, 1:00 pm, free.  315-947-6143

Apr. 20th – Fine Art & Fine Wine – The Apple Station Winery, 5279 Cross Rd., Cayuga.  View his work and meet the artist, Bradley Butler, at a wine & cheese reception.  Free, 1-5pm.  315-889-5184 

Apr. 21st – Tapas & Wine Paring Dinner – The Apple Station Winery, 5279 Cross Rd., Cayuga.  There will be a Wine & Cheese Reception followed by a six course tapas & wine pairing. Reservations required as seating is limited.  $50/person, 1:00pm.  315-889-5184

Apr. 21st – Poetry Extravaganza – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  In recognition of April as National Poetry Month, the Sterling Nature Center is presenting a Poetry Extravaganza. The program is part of the center’s on-going Sunday Poetry Coffeehouse series.  Free, 3-5pm.  315-947-6143

Apr. 21st – Sunday Afternoon Music Series – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Diana Jacobs & Midnite Mood with openers The APT House Band. Cool R&B and Jazz.  Admission $5, 4pm.                 315-253-6669

Apr. 21st – Adams Foundation Piano Series – Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 William St., Auburn.  Joseph Kalichstein – Acclaimed for the heartfelt intensity and technical mastery of his playing, pianist Joseph Kalichstein enthralls audiences throughout the United States and Europe, winning equal praise as orchestral soloist, recitalist and chamber musician.  Admission $35/both concerts, $20/individual concert, 3pm.  315-253-3331

Apr. 22nd – “History of Human Struggle Around Lake Ontario” – Little Red School House Museum, 1294 State Route 104, Sterling.  The story of shipwrecks, crazy money schemes, piracy and war is as colorful as that of any wild west territory – Susan Peterson Gateley.  Free, 7pm.  315-947-5072

Apr. 22nd – Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Doors open at 11:30am, fashion show & luncheon begin at noon.                                                            Roasted Pepper Vichyssoise Soup Entrée Chicken Wellington – puff pastry, mushroom duxelle, tarragon veloute, asparagus, oven cured tomato Smoked Salmon Charlotte – lemon & herb potato salad, spring peas, watercress emulsion Wild Mushroom Tartine – house made sourdough, mushroom & artichoke ragout, pickled spring onion, asparagus, boursin sauceSurprise dessert                                                                     Reservations start March 1st – 315-364-8027  www.  315-364-8027