The Cazenovia Public Library is a great place for parents to bring their children. The library itself is wonderful. However, it also has a great Museum of Natural History. Included within that museum is a mummy exhibit because the exploration of Egypt happened at a time when looting artifacts was allowed. In fact, here is a brief description from the library website:
Hubbard and other Victorian Cazenovia travelers collected souvenirs of their travels in a manner no longer allowed: stones and mortar from the Great Pyramids, pieces of a fresco from Pompeii, stones from Hadrian’s Villa, and pieces of tile from the Alhambra. They also collected little natural history specimens such as seahorses, fragments of lava and olive leaves from the Garden of Gethsemane. Many of these things were carefully labeled and put in little boxes, and a number of them can be seen in the Library’s Egyptian Gallery.
The other Natural History exhibits include Native American artifacts, extinct species and rare examples of collections from around the world. There are also art exhibits. Finally, local history is on display for children and adults to learn about our past. Best of all, it is free!