The George Eastman Museum is a local gem in Rochester NY for arts and culture and things to do. The museum itself is housed in the mansion that was built in the Colonial Revival style by George Eastman, who was the founder of the famous Eastman Kodak Company. The mansion dates from 1905 and is one of only a few remaining examples of a large estate from this period and is considered to be an architectural masterpiece.
The museum tells the story of photography in the United States and has one of the world’s oldest archives of film, video, and motion pictures. It has a huge range of period memorabilia such as antique cameras, photographs, and film. When Eastman died in 1932, he left his mansion to the University of Rochester, which then donated it to the museum to be used.
If you are planning a trip to Rochester, don’t forget to tour the beautiful gardens! And check out more things to do in Rochester NY.