6880 East Lake Road Rt. 38 A Auburn, New York (Across from Emerson Park)  315 252-7644

We need you to help us continue our program and services at the Museum and Educational Center.

Funding from the County and the generosity of our Patrons only goes so far in providing  all the resources necessary to allow the quality of events and programs that we wish to provide.  For the rest we rely on volunteers - like you.

We need people with a variety of skills and talents.  If you can help please reach out to the Museum Director.

Timothy J Quill, Director

WardW. O'Hara Agricultural County Living Museum

680East Lake Road Route 38A Auburn, New York 

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Possible volunteer opportunities:

Front door greeter at the Museum or Ed Center

Work in gift shop

Make and serve popcorn during Museum Events

Accompany visitors on a tour of the Museum

Be available to answer visitor questions

Be available to monitor and help with children's activities

Make and serve refreshments at events

Be present at the Ed Center library to help visitors

Help with clean up at special events

Organize and run a museum fundraising event

Occasional yardwork in Herb Garden

Occasional yardwork at the Museum

Light carpentry and painting 




Halloween Witch Hunt
Saturday, October 1 Thru Monday, October 31, 2022

Prizes for Completing Witch Hunt
Children 12 and Under Halloween Goodie Bag
Over 12 Spin The Wheel and Chaim Your Prize

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Sunday, December 11, 2022
10 A.M. till 4 P.M.
Open House at the Museum
An Old Fashion Christmas


Ward W. O’Hara "The Story Teller"

Author of 15 books and a columnist for the local newspaper for more than 11 years Ward became interested in collecting farm equipment in the mid-1900s. His wife, Ruth, joined right in and their collection grew beyond their ability to house it all. They saw the 4-H Pavillion at Emerson Park standing idle and approached the Cayuga County Legislature for permission to make it a Country Museum, which they did in May of 1975. In May 1977 the Legislature renamed the museum the Ward W. O’Hara Agricultural Museum in his honor. One September 8, 1997 Ward passed away leaving behind a legacy that will benefit us all for many years to come.


In Search of 


All levels of skills and talents needed

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