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The Thomas Tischer Visitor Center

Project Dates: Completed October 2020

The George Eastman Museum undertook a major construction project to relocate the museum’s main entrance and create a new visitor center. The new entrance, next to the Dryden Theatre, will be more convenient, visible, welcoming, and accessible for guests. The visitor center also includes a new café and museum shop.

Construction began in January 2020 and was completed October 2020.

The visitor center project was initiated by longtime museum patron, Thomas N. Tischer, PhD. His commitment of $1.5 million was matched by a $1 million grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council Initiative. ESL Federal Credit Union, which was founded by George Eastman, acquired for $1 million the naming rights to the new main entrance building—the ESL Federal Credit Union Pavilion—at the museum’s new visitor center.


Last Updated: Monday, October 19, 2020