The Cobblestone Museum is pleased to present, “The Outhouse Tour-Number 2-Here we GO Again” on Friday May 18 at 6pm. This fun and entertaining trip down memory lane will be led by C.W. Lattin, who served 40 years as the Cobblestone Society Director. The walking tour includes new “content” this year, and features eight stops, highlighting historic outhouses, indoor commodes, chamber pots and more.
The oldest building on the Cobblestone Museum property is actually an outhouse. Built in the Federal Style in 1830, it was originally located at the first bank built in Orleans County, located at corner of NYS Routes. 279 & 104.
Another historic outhouse on the tour was once located on the property of Gov. Rufus Bullock, Governor of Georgia during the Reconstruction following the Civil War. The Bullock family has strong local roots and Gov. Bullock retired and lived in Albion. He died and was buried here in 1907.
The Cobblestone Museum’s Farmers Hall has a Greek Revival Outhouse that seats five! It’s really remarkable with plastered walls and wallpaper. The outhouse at the Print Shop is in the East Lake Style with interior paneling. The water closet in the 1834 Universalist Church lobby was for men only.
Make plans to join us, rain or shine, and be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Special admission rates for the tour are $5 for Cobblestone Society Members, $7 non-members, and Kids 12 and Under are free. Please RSVP by phone at (585) 589-9013 or online at cobblestonemuseum.org.
Save the date, May 18.
Posted by The Cobblestone Museum on Wednesday, March 28, 2018