Restoration & Construction
Last Updated: Monday, December 9, 2019
Attention Museum Visitors: See our Plan Your Visit page for up-to-date information about how these projects may impact your visit.
Current & Upcoming Projects
Colonnade Restoration [Through Spring 2020]
The George Eastman Museum is undertaking restoration of the Colonnade, the interior route between the galleries and mansion, to complete essential structural repairs and to provide a more hospitable experience.
New Visitor Center [January to July 2020]
The George Eastman Museum will embark on a major construction project to relocate and redesign the main entrance. The new entrance and visitor center will be more convenient, visible, welcoming, and accessible for guests.
Window Repair & Restoration Project [2020-2021]
The George Eastman Museum is undertaking restoration of 68 windows original to the historic mansion, installed between 1903 and 1905.
Garden Structure Restoration [Proposed 2020-2022]
The Pergola, Grape Arbor, and Loggia have withstood over 100 years of Rochester’s annual freeze/thaw cycle and are in a dire state of severe deterioration and instability.
The museum has received a grant of $600,000 from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation in conjunction with the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council for the project.
How You Can Help
The Eastman Museum is grateful for donations of all sizes. Your Annual Fund support helps us with daily museum operations and forms a strong foundation that allows us to undertake critical restoration and capital projects.
To make a fully tax-deductible gift to the George Eastman Museum Annual Fund:
- Donate online here;
- Call (585) 327-4861; or
- Mail a check made out to “George Eastman Museum” to:
- George Eastman Museum
- Attn: Annual Fund
- 900 East Avenue
- Rochester, NY 14607