Over 12,000 years ago, receding glaciers carved the pristine lakes, deep gorges, and spectacular waterfalls of the Finger Lakes Region. Lush sunflower fields, acres of vineyards, year-round and seasonal residences, farmland and forests line the shores of our 11 lakes. It's time this celebrated region had a museum of its own. Imagine a place that inspires, educates, and entertains. Imagine a place where centuries of cultural and natural history come to life.
Imagine the Finger Lakes Museum.
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• The former Branchport School building, being renovated to house exhibits, educational programs, and community events.
• A 13-acre campus with bioswales, a riparian zone along Sugar Creek, turf paver parking, and interpretive signs, timber frame lean-tos, the Creekside Center canoe and kayak livery, and an ADA accessible launch/dock.
• The Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve: 16 acres of wetlands.
Façade Improvements (Plantings and Wayfinding signs)
Additional Interior Buildout (click link below to see draft plans)
Wetlands Work, which includes:
o Trails & Boardwalks
o Interpretive signage
o Species identification
o Conservation work (i.e. Emerald Ash Borer)
Creekside Center floor and storage for kayaks/ canoes
Continued Quality Programs & Community Partnerships
A Comprehensive Campaign
• Volunteer to help with programs and events
• Help with Grant Research and Writing
• Host a Social Event or Coffee Chat
• Site Upkeep (mowing, weeding, clean-up, etc.)
• Attend or encourage attendance to programs & events
• Sign up for our newsletter
• Follow us on Facebook, and share our posts
• Spread the word
• Give Back through Donations