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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: Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:18pm

Photos by Tom Rivers
This death mask, believed to be one of three cast of Dr. Roswell Park of Buffalo, is on display at the Cobblestone Museum until Oct. 13.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 August 2014
GAINES – The Cobblestone Museum has added two new pieces to an ongoing exhibit about medicine in Orleans County and Western New York.

The museum just acquired a wooden wheelchair that is likely at least a century old. It was donated by Francis London of Waterport, who bought it at a garage sale.

The other new addition is on loan until the end of the museum’s season on Oct. 13. The “death mask” of Dr. Roswell Park shows the likeness of the doctor best known for starting a cancer research laboratory in Buffalo, now known as Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Park was a well-respected doctor who cared for President William McKinley after he was shot in Buffalo.

Post date: Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:08am

Born February 27, 1856 at Albion, John Edward Sutton was raised in Orleans County and received his early education from the Albion Academy. Graduating in 1883 with his M.D. from the Medical Department at the University of Buffalo, Dr. Sutton practiced with Dr. Samuel R. Cochrane of Albion until 1896. After leaving the practice of Dr. Cochrane, Sutton established his own private practice in Albion.

Post date: Sat, 08/16/2014 - 11:37pm

The Cobblestone Society and Museum will be hosting Dr. Ronald Batt, MD, PhD, of the University at Buffalo’s Medical School on Sunday, August 17th at 4:00pm.

Batt has an impressive resume including a B.S. in Natural Sciences from Niagara University, his M.D. from the University at Buffalo, as well as a M.A. and PhD in history from the University at Buffalo. In 1996, he was selected to serve as co-chair of the Sesquicentennial Committee of the University at Buffalo’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (1846-1996), and was chair of the editorial committee for the Pictorial History of the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

The program will highlight the development of medicine in Western New York from 1800-1850. He will discuss the role of major events, including the War of 1812, the construction of the Erie Canal, and the Panic of 1837, and their impact on the progression of medical research on the Niagara Frontier. The talk will culminate with the formation of the University of Buffalo in 1846 and the immediate effects felt by the surrounding areas.