In advance of an April exhibit about the year 1918, the Cayuga Museum of History & Art will go back a century for a fundraising event Saturday, Feb. 24.
The event will see the 203 Genesee St. museum transformed into a hospital ward during the influenza pandemic of 1918.
The museum has partnered with Breadcrumb Productions, a theater and creative production company in Syracuse, to immerse guests in the time period. The event will include stories, song and dance, as well as classic cocktails and hors d'oeuvres by Scratch Farmhouse Catering based on the "Win the War Cookery Book," a World War I cookbook.
The event begins at 7 p.m. Cocktail attire is requested.
The museum's exhibit on 1918, "A Century Later," will open April 27. The exhibit will tell the story of World War I, the influenza epidemic, the women's suffrage movement, the migration of black people from the Jim Crow South, the fight against child labor, the rise of the automobile and more. Locally, it'll recount the growth of factories, the arrival of immigrants in large numbers, and new Auburn neighborhoods.
For more information, including tickets, visit cayugamuseum.org or call (315) 253-8051.