Finger Lakes Museum Phase 1

The Finger Lakes Museum will be the premier natural and cultural resource dedicated to the enjoyment, education and stewardship of the Finger Lakes region. Current partnership agreements have been signed with Keuka College, the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance and the Curtiss Museum. The Keuka Lake hub is made up of two adjacent campuses. One campus is in the 620 acre Keuka Lake State Park that will house an exhibit-based destination museum facility with extensive habitat interpretation. The other is located in a historic hamlet (3369 Guyanoga Road in Branchport, NY) setting that houses education, research and community programs. The two distinct campuses are unique venues to offer a wide variety of visitors a comprehensive exposure to natural and cultural Finger Lakes experiences.The Keuka Lake Campus will house the primary exhibit-based component of the Museum. This campus will be open to the public on a daily bases, year-round. The Museum intends to progress schematic design and environmental review beginning at the end of 2011 and completing that phase of work by the middle of 2012. A Phase 2A program will likely focus on:? A ?Gateway Outfitter? that introduces visitors to authentic visitor destinations around the region;? A world-class 150,000 +/- gallon culturally rich and experiential aquarium;? An authentic indoor/outdoor viticulture and agriculture experience;? A natural & cultural history themed exhibit hall for traveling exhibits;? Habitat enhancements and key live species (ie. Bald Eagle and River Otter);? A hands-on educational lakefront experience to connect visitors to water resources. A second phase of development would include a host of interpretive programs and exhibits that would expand on habitat exhibits, cultural history stories and live animals.
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Park Acquisition, Development and Planning
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Finger Lakes Cultural and Natural History Museum
Finger Lakes
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