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Is a social history museum that promotes the study and exploration of cobblestone construction methods from 1825 to 1860, offering visitors the opportunity to explore three period cobblestone structures set in Victorian appearance and four wood structures highlighting 19th century agricultural implements and skilled trades.

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Post date: Thu, 09/25/2014 - 5:52pm

Posted by Virginia Kropf - The Batavia Daily News

People used to “get their kicks on Route 66.”

Maybe that’s because they didn’t know about Route 98 and all it has to offer.

The directors of the Cobblestone Society Museum at Childs are about to change all that, with a Museum Crawl on Oct. 4, an event they hope will be the first of many.

Sarah Karas and Matt Ballard learned about a museum crawl from a Society board member.

“We thought it was a neat idea and picked it up and ran with it,” Karas said.

The Museum Crawl will feature five museums, all located on or near Route 98, beginning with the Oak Orchard Lighthouse Museum at Point Breeze, and ending with the Holland Land Office Museum on West Main Street in Batavia, just around the corner from Route 98.

In between are the Cobblestone Society Museum at Childs, the DAR House in Albion and the Elba Historical Society Museum in Elba.

Post date: Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:23pm

Medina native helps Fredonia with new science complex

SUNY Fredonia
A lecture hall in the new Science Complex at Fredonia State College will be named the Kelly Family Auditorium after a gift to the project from Medina native, Dr. Jeffery Kelly.


By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 September 2014
MEDINA – A Medina High School graduate who has become a prominent organic chemistry researcher is helping his alma mater, Fredonia State College, build a new science complex.

Dr. Jeffery Kelly graduated from Fredonia in 1982. He then earned his doctorate in organic chemistry at the University of North Carolina in 1986.

Post date: Wed, 09/17/2014 - 6:35pm

This outstanding piece by WNET New York Public Media as part of a series entitled Treasures of New York highlights extensive restoration efforts completed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Focusing on renovations to the Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals and the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial, the program pays tribute to the legacy of Clarendon native Carl Akeley to whom the world of taxidermy owes so much.