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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: Mon, 08/25/2014 - 8:00am

Bat-wing Football Nose Guard pat. 1891 - Used by Homer C. Brown

by Matthew Ballard

Well before League of Denial was released, before the NFL acknowledged the severity of concussions and beyond the widespread use of plastic helmets and facemasks, football players relied on leather helmets and homemade equipment for protection. American football has changed a great deal over the last century and this “Victor Special” bat-wing style nose guard manufactured under Arthur Cumnock’s patent for the “Morrill Nose Mask” (1891) depicts the frightening history of football protection.

Post date: Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:18pm

Photos by Tom Rivers
This death mask, believed to be one of three cast of Dr. Roswell Park of Buffalo, is on display at the Cobblestone Museum until Oct. 13.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 August 2014
GAINES – The Cobblestone Museum has added two new pieces to an ongoing exhibit about medicine in Orleans County and Western New York.

The museum just acquired a wooden wheelchair that is likely at least a century old. It was donated by Francis London of Waterport, who bought it at a garage sale.

The other new addition is on loan until the end of the museum’s season on Oct. 13. The “death mask” of Dr. Roswell Park shows the likeness of the doctor best known for starting a cancer research laboratory in Buffalo, now known as Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Park was a well-respected doctor who cared for President William McKinley after he was shot in Buffalo.

Post date: Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:08am

by Matthew Ballard

Born February 27, 1856 at Albion, John Edward Sutton was raised in Orleans County and received his early education from the Albion Academy. Graduating in 1883 with his M.D. from the Medical Department at the University of Buffalo, Dr. Sutton practiced with Dr. Samuel R. Cochrane of Albion until 1896. After leaving the practice of Dr. Cochrane, Sutton established his own private practice in Albion.