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Eastman Museum Council

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Eastman Museum Council Members
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Eastman Museum council members at an event
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Kids looking at gingerbread houses
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Eastman Museum council members at an event

The Eastman Museum Council is an extraordinary group of more than 200 dedicated museum members who contribute time, talent, and energy to support the activities of the George Eastman Museum. Through voluntary service and fundraising, council members are enthusiastic ambassadors for the museum, and they exemplify George Eastman’s legacy of commitment to community and philanthropy.

In addition to photography, cinema, and technology, council members are interested in architecture, art, conservation, gardening, historic preservation, literature, local history, music, performing arts, and travel. Many council members also serve as museum docents.

The Eastman Museum Council was founded in 1983. Since then, it has committed more than $1.5 million to the restoration of the historic mansion, the renovation of the Dryden Theatre, public programs, and other projects.

Council Membership

Membership to the Eastman Museum Council is open to any current museum member. In addition to all the benefits of museum membership, council members also receive the council newsletter and invitations to monthly educational programs and guest lectures. To join the Eastman Museum Council, please fill out the form at the link below and send with payment to the address on the form.

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For more information, please contact Allen Buell at (585) 327-4888 or abuell@eastman.org.