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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: Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:23pm

Medina native helps Fredonia with new science complex

SUNY Fredonia
A lecture hall in the new Science Complex at Fredonia State College will be named the Kelly Family Auditorium after a gift to the project from Medina native, Dr. Jeffery Kelly.


By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 September 2014
MEDINA – A Medina High School graduate who has become a prominent organic chemistry researcher is helping his alma mater, Fredonia State College, build a new science complex.

Dr. Jeffery Kelly graduated from Fredonia in 1982. He then earned his doctorate in organic chemistry at the University of North Carolina in 1986.

Post date: Wed, 09/17/2014 - 6:35pm

This outstanding piece by WNET New York Public Media as part of a series entitled Treasures of New York highlights extensive restoration efforts completed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Focusing on renovations to the Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals and the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial, the program pays tribute to the legacy of Clarendon native Carl Akeley to whom the world of taxidermy owes so much.

Post date: Mon, 09/15/2014 - 5:22pm

Dr. Lysander C. Grover of Knowlesville, New York

by Matthew Ballard - September 15, 2014

The eldest son of Benoni Grover, Lysander was born January 22, 1802 at Deerfield, Massachusetts. Lysander’s father was a farmer in his early life, forced to adopt a new profession after a horrible milling accident cost him his leg. It was after this accident that he married his wife, Thankful Smith, and raised several children including Lysander.

When Lysander was all but five years of age, his father moved the family to Phelps, New York, where he attended schools and worked on area farms. Despite his rugged family genes, young Lysander’s body could no longer take the physical strain of manual labor and he was forced to establish himself in a profession that was more manageable.