The Georgi Museum

Mission Statement:  The Georgi Museum studies, conserves, and presents objects and items from the Georgi Collection, in accordance with the intentions of Jessie Georgi as defined in her Last Will and Testament, in order to connect the people of Salem/Shushan NY to education, creativity, knowledge, and ideas.


Zanino Di Pietro
Zanino Di Pietro

The Georgi Museum is currently exhibiting Italian Panel Paintings from the Medieval and Renaissance Periods, as well as the Georgi Gem and Mineral Collection.  During the month of June, an additional exhibit of elaborate Fairy Houses by Helen Greene and Nature themed sculpture by Patty Happy will be on display  

Italian Panel Paintings 
Mello da Gubbio, also called Mello de Eugubio or Nello da Gubbio, (active 1330– 1360)
Mello da Gubbio, also called Mello de Eugubio or Nello da Gubbio, (active 1330– 1360)

Chris Daly, Johns Hopkins University PhD Candidate, curator of the the Italian Panel Paintings,  has discovered information about the artists related to the Georgi Collection.

The Georgi Museum now can proudly boast having Zanino di Peitro, Neri DiBicci and Mello DaGubbio paintings in our small museum in Shushan, NY.

Georgi Gem and Mineral Collection
Bill Cotrofeld Waldorf School students
Bill Cotrofeld with the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs, 6th Grade

Bill Cotrofeld, the last original member of the Capital District Mineral Club, curated the exhibit of Gems and Minerals.  Featured objects are mostly South American in origin include a diamond embedded in Kimberlite, Cassiterite, and an Amethyst tunnel over 12” long!  Included are over 25 unique samples that Mr. Cotrofeld describes as “irreplaceable”.