cayuga-county-tourism.jpgHistory in Your Backyard Cayuga County, N.Y. - Museums and historic sites throughout Cayuga County will be celebrating our heritage July 14-22 with special events and activities. The Ward O'Hara Agricultural & Country Living Museum will be holding a ‘Remember the Big 6 Picnic," 4-H Youth Fair and continuous activities and entertainment July 14 and 15.  The admission is FREE.  Call (315)-252-7644 for more information. "Summer Exhibitions" at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center runs through August 19 and includes "Super Saturated:  Pigment & Pattern,"  "Fold & Unfold:  The Cloth and Quilts of Elin Noble," and "Illuminations 2012:  Therese Verley Strodel." Call the Art Center for details, (315)255-1553. At the Frontenac Historical Society and Museum in Union Springs, you'll find a special exhibit of medicinal treatments and surgical equipment used during the Civil War and on Saturday, July 22 a presentation on zink grave markers.  Call (315)889-7273 for more information. The Rural Life Museum in King Ferry will feature the "Busy Bee" ferry boat exhibit, a floating classroom, and their summer art exhibit.  Call (315)364-8666 for details. The Howland Stone Store Museum in Sherwood will hold tours on Sunday, July 15 from 6-6:45 p.m. followed by a program at 7:00 p.m. on English Threshing Barns in Southern Cayuga County.   Visit Be sure to check out the special exhibit, "175 Years as a Chartered Village" offered by Lock 52 in Port Byron open Thursday and Friday. Call (315)776-8564 for hours and additional information. The Old Brutus Historical Society on N. Seneca Street in Weedsport features the ‘For Freedom's Sake" exhibit on the main floor and "200 years of Local History" on the lower floor.  Admission is FREE.  Call (315) 834-9836. The Victory Village Museum will greet our Vietnam Veterans on Saturday, July 21 during their 4th Annual Motorcycle Tribute Ride along Route 38.  Come help welcome and honor our veterans.  Call (315) 730-3183 for more information. The Montezuma Historical Society will also open the Historic Mentz Church by appointment.  Call (315) 776-4656 to make an appointment. For more information on upcoming events in Cayuga County, visit and click on ‘events.'  Editorial Contact: Meg Vanek Executive Director Cayuga County Office of Tourism 131 Genesee Street Auburn, NY  13021 (315) 255-1658/800-499-9615 e-mail: