Senator John A. DeFrancisco, R-I-C, Syracuse, Wednesday announced that he
secured a $75,000 legislative grant for the Skaneateles Historical
Society's museum expansion project.
"I recognize the importance of projects that help to preserve the
history of our community," said Senator DeFrancisco. "That is why I am
pleased that I was able to secure funding for the Creamery expansion
The Creamery, which used to be a place for local farmers to sell
their milk, opened as a museum in 1992. The museum houses hundreds of items related to farming, manufacturing, recreation, transportation, art,
architecture, the press and commerce.
Restoration work began in May of 2008 on the boiler building. The
former boiler plant will soon feature the Boat/Transportation museum. A
small addition will also be built at the northeast corner of the Creamery,
and the two buildings will be connected by a wing adjacent to Skaneateles