Seneca Falls museum seeks longer contract, upgrades, more money from town

The Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry wants to be a major factor in the transformation of downtown Seneca Falls.

The museum, which also doubles as the Seneca Falls Visitors Center, is at 89 Fall St. in the former Seneca Clothing Store, a building now owned by the town.

The museum’s new Executive Director, Rhonda Destino, and Board of Directors President Sheila Giovannini, went to Tuesday’s Town Board meeting to talk about their plans and urge that amendments be made in the next contract between the museum and town. The current contract expires Dec. 31.

“This town-owned building is the emphasis of the vision of the transformation of downtown Seneca Falls,” Destino said. “We want to improve the visitor’s experience, increase tourism, increase local engagement and increase educational programming.”

Destino noted the museum also is a state Heritage Area partner, operates the canal boaters amenities facility in the rear of its building and offers its conference room for community use.

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