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Is an open-air 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: Sat, 01/24/2015 - 11:29am

Posted: Saturday, January 24, 2015 9:00 am - Courtesy of The Daily News

World War I may have ended nearly a century ago, but the sacrifices of local soldiers is something the new director of the Cobblestone Museum feels should never be forgotten.

Post date: Fri, 01/02/2015 - 3:14pm

Posted: Friday, January 2, 2015 2:57 am | Updated: 3:03 am, Fri Jan 2, 2015.

CHILDS — Matt Ballard is looking forward to his second year as director of the Cobblestone Museum.

He will be sole owner of the position, after co-director Sarah Karas announced her resignation this month.

Although the museum is closed for the winter, Ballard is busy planning special events for the 2015 season, which begins in May.

His desire is to make the Cobblestone Museum more visible and involve the community will begin with a permanent/traveling exhibit in collaboration with the Clarendon and Medina Historical societies.

The exhibit, funded by a $2,000 grant from GO ART!, will feature Orleans County’s involvement in World War I.

“The contributions Orleans County made to World War I have kind of been forgotten,” Ballard said.

Post date: Tue, 12/30/2014 - 11:46am

County officials praise Lattin for dedicated career as historian

Photo by Tom Rivers Posted 22 December 2014 - Courtesy of the Orleans Hub

ALBION – Orleans County Historian Bill Lattin, center, was recognized today during the final Orleans County Legislature meeting of 2014. Lattin is retiring on Dec. 31.

Legislature Chairman David Callard, left, presented Lattin with a “Special Recognition Award" for his 36 years as county historian. Resident Al Capurso, right, presented Lattin with a model of a log cabin that Capurso made.

“Bill has been extraordinary,” Callard said. “He has gone above and beyond to promote our county history by teaching, lecturing to our community members and our visitors from near and far about the strong history and heritage we have here in our county.”