The Cayuga Museum | Auburn, NY

This weekend we traveled to upstate New York and visited the Cayuga Museum of History and Art in Auburn. This was particularly interesting to us, because this was where the first commercially successful system of sound on film was invented in the early 1920’s.  We were given a behind-the-scenes tour of the property, as well as the museum’s vast collection. The Cayuga Museum is housed in an 1836 Greek Revival mansion, and preserves the history of the Finger Lakes region as well as the complete collection of the Case Research Lab.

Near the end of this blog, you’ll find photos of the theater where Theodore Case recorded some of the first sound films. This link is one of the first and most famous sound recordings filmed on premise.

If you ever have the opportunity to stop in, we highly suggest it!


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