Join us on Saturday, June 1 when the Cobblestone Museum springs to life for its 2019 tour season. We will officially unveil our new “living history” program, “A Day in the Life,” complete with costumed re-enactors and heritage demonstrations from 12-4pm. Step back in time in many of our buildings where you will “meet” people from the past who lived and worked in Orleans County in the 19th century. Blacksmiths and printers, along with other reenactors who will portray school teachers and preachers will be on hand to entertain. Everyone taking a tour on June 1 will enjoy a complimentary slice of strawberry pie at the conclusion of their tour.
Also on June 1, at 4pm an official opening will take place for our newest exhibit, “Rogers Groups,” featuring a dozen works of statuary art by 19th century sculptor, John Rogers. Known as “The People’s Sculptor,” Rogers sculpted in plaster instead of bronze to make a product that was affordable by the masses. Cobblestone Trustee Bill Lattin has loaned his personal collection of statuary to the museum for this special exhibit. The opening will be held from 4-6pm, with remarks by Mr. Lattin at 5pm. Light refreshments will be served. The Rogers Groups Exhibit will be on display in the museum’s Danolds Room throughout 2019, located in the lower level of the Cobblestone Church.