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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, 07/25/2015 - 7:17am

Posted: Friday, July 24, 2015 12:00 am - The Batavia Daily News

By Jim Krencik

GAINES — The Cobblestone Society Museum is looking back to the “The Lost Generation” and ahead to a greater future in Orleans County.

The Ridge Road museum’s coming World War I exhibit is meant to bring awareness of the local involvement in The Great War before the 100th anniversary of U.S. troops joining the trench war of the western front.

“We’re capitalizing on the centennial of World War I, and we’re on the front edge, most museums are waiting until 2017,” Cobblestone Society Museum Director and Curator Matt Ballard said.

The exhibit, mounted in the Charles A. and Mary Jane Danolds Room, features artifacts, uniforms and photographs donated by individuals and the collections from the Medina and Clarendon historical societies and the county’s historical association.

Post date: Sun, 07/19/2015 - 12:16am

Photos by Tom Rivers Posted 18 July 2015 - Orleans Hub
GAINES – Orleans County’s only National Historic Landmark is getting some tender loving care from two local Boy Scouts.

The top photo shows three Scouts painting the back side of the print shop, a building from 1875 that is part of the Cobblestone Museum. It’s part of a complex of historic buildings near the routes 98 and 104 intersection. This photo shows, from right: Cody Catlin, Harrison Brown and Caleb Pettit.

The three Scouts were at the museum this morning helping Zachary Champeney with his Eagle Scout project.

Post date: Wed, 07/15/2015 - 10:05pm

Photos by Tom Rivers Posted 15 July 2015
GAINES – A print shop from about a century ago is getting cleaned up with some new parts to be added to the old presses.

David Damico, a volunteer for the Cobblestone Museum, has been reorganizing the shop, which was built in 1875. It used to be in Medina, but was moved to the museum grounds on Route 98 in Gaines in the late 1977.