The Cobblestone Society just celebrated its' 50th anniversary. The Cobblestone Society was established in 1960 with the mission to preserve the oldest Cobblestone Church (1834) in North America and to collect and disseminate information on the unique form of cobblestone masonry construction (1825 - 1860) primarily found in New York State.
The Cobblestone Museum consists of eight historic buildings, seven of which are open for guided tours. Next to the Cobblestone Church is a cobblestone house (1836), which was once owned by the famous publisher Horace Greeley. These two buildings are furnished to show how they would have been used in the 1880's. A third cobblestone building is the Gaines District No. 5 Schoolhouse made of small lake washed stone in 1849.
Four wooden buildings include a blacksmith shop, print shop, harness shop, and an exhibit hall of 19th century farming tools. A brick house dating back to 1836 serves as a Resource Center where information is kept relating to the over 1200 cobblestone buildings found in North America.