Finger Lakes Interpretive Center Won’t Open, But Finger Lakes Institute and Gateway Center is Still Being Planned – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Finger Lakes Interpretive Center Won’t Open, But Finger Lakes Institute and Gateway Center is Still Being Planned

A $6 million center ballyhooed to promote tourism – one that would have traced the history of the region from the Ice Age to the present, and offered rotating exhibits by local counties – won't open, because of lack of funds. The concept for a tourism center highlighting the area's history, landmarks and visitor attractions was to have been housed in a 20,000-square-foot building on the northern shore of Seneca Lake, adjacent to the Seneca Lake State Park. However, the idea behind the interpretive center is part of a new concept being explored in Geneva. The city is in the initial planning stages of developing a project with community leaders and Hobart and William Smith Colleges to promote the region. The concept, called the Finger Lakes Institute and Gateway Center, incorporates the Finger Lakes Interpretive Center idea with economic and environmental promotions. The story “Interpretive center won't open after all” was in the July 8 Canandaigua Daily Messenger.