The Cobblestone Museum...

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: Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:27pm

Taylor Daughton
Photos by Tom Rivers Posted 5 May 2016
GAINES – Taylor Daughton, director of the Cobblestone Society & Museum, is pictured in the Proctor Room at the Cobblestone Universalist Church, the site of a reception on Friday for an art show.

The free event will also be a chance for the public to meet Daughton, who was hired in February to serve as the museum’s director.

The show is part of First Fridays, which for the previous seven years was organized by Kim Martillotta Muscarella at her home at 229 North Main St. Muscarella is continuing to run the events, which this year will shift to the Cobblestone Museum. There will be new art shows each month until the museum closes for the year in October.

Post date: Sun, 02/14/2016 - 10:16pm

Story courtesy of Jim Krencik of the Batavia Daily News - February 11, 2016

CHILDS — In looking for a director for their museum, the Cobblestone Society assumed they’d need someone who can grow into the position.

With Taylor Daughton, they found someone who’s young and energetic, but also won’t need any on-the-job training to appreciate and share their passion for the era where cobblestone masonry was more than a historic treasure.

Post date: Wed, 02/10/2016 - 1:48pm

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 February 2016
GAINES – The Cobblestone Museum hired a new director who wants to invite the community and outside residents to experience the National Historic Landmark near the intersection of routes 104 and 98 n Gaines.

Taylor Daughton grew up in a farmhouse from 1860 in the Town of Greece.

“It’s near and dear to me,” she said about the museum and its glimpse into 19th Century life. “I hope to get the local community excited about what they can bring to the museum.”