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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: Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:47pm

Photos by Tom Rivers Posted 29 June 2015 - Orleans Hub

GAINES – The Cobblestone Museum is displaying posters from World War I as part of the museum's efforts to highlight the first "Great War."

The posters are in the first floor of the Cobblestone Universalist Church in the Charles A. & Mary Jane Danolds Room. The posters, on loan from Hoag Library, will be in the church until next month, when they are moved to the upper gallery in the next-door brick building.

The posters were discovered when the library cleaned out the former Swan Library. About 60 posters were found. There are 16 on display at the Cobblestone Museum. Some are famous and others are less prominent. All are authentic and aren't reproductions.

Post date: Sun, 06/28/2015 - 3:47pm

Photos by Tom Rivers Posted 28 June 2015
GAINES – Lee Richards, pastor of the Pullman Memorial Universalist Church in Albion, preaches from the pulpit at the Cobblestone Universalist Church today.

The Pullman congregation twice a year has church at the cobblestone site in Gaines, a building from 1834. That church is oldest cobblestone church in North America and is a National Historic Landmark.

Universalists met at the cobblestone site until the new Pullman church, built with money from Albion native and business tycoon George Pullman, opened in 1895.

The Albion congregation of Unitarian-Universalists has been holding services twice a year at the cobblestone church for at least four decades, with a service the fourth Sunday in June and a patriotic service the first Sunday in July.

Post date: Sun, 06/07/2015 - 1:56pm

Matt Krueger, The Batavia Daily News - Posted May 28, 2015

Cars and trucks zoom through the green light much too fast for the drivers to see what they’re passing. Meanwhile, I watch from a wooden bridge not 10 feet from the road, standing in a different time.