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For over 50 years the Cobblestone Museum has served as the center for everything "cobblestone." Founded on the principles of historic preservation and education, the Museum has transformed into a cultural center that promotes community engagement and the arts. Whether you are an artist, student, aspiring historian, or simply someone who is passionate about their community, we have something for you. Become a member today!
Constructed in the early 1830s, the Brick House is home to the Cobblestone Society’s office, resource center/research library, and the George W. Zeis Upper Gallery.…
In 1833, the First Universalist Society was organized at Fairhaven (now Childs) and a building committee consisting of John Proctor, Joseph Billings, and William W.…
The parcel of land on which the cobblestone schoolhouse sits was purchased by John Proctor in 1847 for $50. Under the supervision of William Jenks…
Constructed in 1855, this building served as a Universalist Church for several decades. In the 1870s, the German Lutherans became owners of the building and…
It is believed that this building, constructed in the Second Empire style, was built by William Hedley of Medina in the 1870s. Hedley purchased land…
This building was constructed in 1838 by Starr Chester, a cobbler from Gaines, serving as his shop until 1880. Three years later on May 21,…
Used in Hamlin, NY as a voting booth, this building houses the museum’s used book sale.
Purchased by John Simmons from John Proctor in 1839, the small parcel of land on the southwest corner of the intersection at Fair Haven hosts…
No written records survive regarding the Ward House; however it is believed to have been constructed around 1840 under the direction of John Proctor. What…
In the news
- 22 MayRead more
Photo by Tom Rivers Posted 22 May 2016 GAINES – May is being celebrated as Preservation Month with a “This Place Matters” campaign by the
- 07 MayRead more
Photos by Tom Rivers Posted 7 May 2016 GAINES – The Cobblestone Museum hosted its first art show in about three decades on Friday and
- 05 MayRead more
Photos by Tom Rivers Posted 5 May 2016 GAINES – Taylor Daughton, director of the Cobblestone Society & Museum, is pictured in the Proctor Room
- 17 OctRead more
Photos by Tom Rivers Posted 17 October 2015 GAINES – Al Capurso is pictured with a new historical marker that was unveiled today by the
- 15 JulRead more
Photos by Tom Rivers Posted 15 July 2015 GAINES – A print shop from about a century ago is getting cleaned up with some new
What our visitors saying about their experience
A must see…although I went by it a 1,000 times in my life and never even saw it as a great attraction, it really is!Art Z.
Great collection of restored and beautiful old buildings. Fascinating collections…Robert G.
Our son’s wedding was there November 7th and we were delighted. They were very accommodating and helpful. It was very warm and romantic. I recommend it highly!Frances P.
This is a treasure! I remember going here as a little girl and now I am honored to help out the directors as a volunteer. There is so much to discover at this little museum! I highly recommend a visit!Ashli C.