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GEM at Home

Discover photography, film, and the legacy of George Eastman from home!

Phenakistoscope creation using art tools

Hands-On Activities

Enjoy a selection of DIY crafts, historic recipes, activities, coloring pages and games inspired by the museum's exhibitions and collections.

Dollhouse view of the mansion's virtual tour

Virtual Tours

Explore the museum from home with our virtual tours. Enjoy the historic mansion, see select behind-the-scenes areas, and tour the gardens in full bloom. 

Photographs from the collection

Collections Online

Search our collection, browse objects from past exhibitions, watch digitized films, and dive into the museum’s vaults using our Collections Online.

Man discussing photographic techniques in an online video

Video Library

Visit YouTube to enjoy past lectures, demonstrations from our workshops team, hands-on tutorials, and much more.

Interview between David Levinthal and Lisa Hostetler

Audio Library

Listen to our library of past lectures, audio tours for exhibitions, and interviews, available on SoundCloud.

Photographs from the collection

Zoom Backgrounds

Download images from the Eastman Museum have been taken to make it appear like you're actually sitting in George Eastman's library, or just about to enjoy a film in the Dryden Theatre.

More to Enjoy at Home

George Eastman's Camp Cookbook

Ready to put your cooking skills to the test? Try making one of George Eastman's recipes from 1919!

Dryden Theatre at Home

The Dryden Recommends is a series of video introductions for films streaming on various platforms that you can watch at home. Most of the films have screened at the Dryden in the past, allowing our audience to catch up on films they may have missed while slaking their thirst for quality programming while stuck at home.

Video and Audio

Ready to dive deep into photography, film, and George Eastman’s history? We have lots of videos and audio recordings available!

  • Visit our YouTube channel for our historic photographic process series, past lectures, and new tutorials
  • Listen to audio from past exhibitions and lectures on SoundCloud
  • Enjoy music from past exhibitions on Spotify
  • Listen to George Eastman's favorite songs, played on his own Aeolian Pipe Organ on Spotify

Behind the Scenes at Eastman Museum, featuring Badly Photoshopped Cats

We asked what content you wanted back in March, and the response was for behind the scenes content and cats. In response, we created "Behind the Scenes at Eastman Museum, featuring Badly Photoshopped Cats." Enjoy some of our past cats, and follow along on social media as the badly photoshopped cats travel around Rochester using #EastmanKitties.