Antique Appraisal Fair-Saturday-February 10, 10am-3pm
Join us at Tillman’s Village Inn where local antique appraisers will be on hand to give you valuable information about your family heirlooms, bric-a-brac, painting, old jewelry and much more.
Sunday Painters Art Series-Sunday, March 4, April 8, May 6, June 3, 1pm-5pm
The “Sunday Painters’ Classes” will be a series of four hands-on art workshops taught by artist, Patricia Greene of Medina. The topics include: Color Theory (Color Harmony using a limited pallet of four colors), Composition (Finding the focal point-“The Star of the Show”, Creating Drama (Using darks/lights, soft/sharp, warm/cool), and Learning from the Masters (Studying and copying styles from historical notables). An art show of student art will be mounted at the museum throughout 2018. Tuition for each class is $45 (Cobblestone Society Members $40) or all four classes for $160 (Cobblestone Society Members $150) Sponsor: Go Art!
Cobblestone Society Maple Syrup Bus Tour-Friday, March 23, 8am-4pm
Local maple sugaring expert, Georgia Thomas, will be our host as we head down to Maple Syrup Country to learn about and enjoy this tasty treat at stops along the way. Save room for a hearty serving of home cooked pancakes and lots of maple syrup.
Membership Fundraising Dinner-Wednesday, April 25, 5:30pm
New this year, our first Annual Membership Dinner to be held at The Carlton Recreation Hall catered by Michael Zambito! Enjoy raffles galore and learn about all of the Cobblestone Museum events for the year.
Melissa Ostrom-A Talk with the Author, Hoag Library, Thursday, April 26, 7pm
Local author Melissa Ostrom will discuss how Orleans County’s pioneer history inspired her new book, “The Beloved Wild.”
Progressive Organ Concert-Saturday, May 12, 5pm
The “Progressive Organ Concert” will feature three different historic organs in Albion and three amazing musicians, in one awe-inspiring evening concert to be held in progressive fashion beginning at North America’s oldest cobblestone church (1834), and moving on to Christ Episcopal Church and First Baptist Church. Attendees will enjoy a delicious progressive meal along the way. Sponsor: Go Art!
The Outhouse Tour: Here We GO Again!-Friday, May 18
Our eight historic outhouses and in-houses will be the star attractions in this repeat of a sell-out from 2017. Learn about these “necessary” structures from the past.
Peony Festival Garden Tour-Saturday, June 2
Sue Starkweather-Miller will lead this bus tour that will visit several beautiful peony gardens, including the Linwood Gardens Tree Peony Festival, located at a National Register property in Linwood, NY.
Window Restoration Workshop with WNY Landmark Society-June 12-16
Expert historic window restorer, Steve Jordan, author of “The Window Sash Bible” will conduct a four day hands-on workshop and a 1-day short course on historic window preservation and restoration at the Gaines District #5 Cobblestone Schoolhouse.
Basic Chair Caning with Judy Larkin-Saturday, June 23, 9am-3pm
The basic essentials of chair caning will be taught by local artisan, Judy Larkin. Course materials will include all needed tools and an unfinished stool, that students will cane during the class.
New Life for Cobblestone Treasures Bus Tour-Tuesday, June 26, 8am-5pm
Sue Bonafini/Doug Farley are your tour guides for this bus tour with planned stops at several businesses that have adaptive reuses for their historic cobblestone buildings.
Historic Trades Fair-Saturday, June 30
The Cobblestone campus springs to life for the start of our 2018 season in style, with artisans at work demonstrating their historic handcrafts, including blacksmiths, printers, leather workers and much more. Joining us for the day will be a cadre of soldiers representing the Blue and the Gray from the Civil War.
Patriotic Service-Sunday, July 1
Celebrate our nation’s Independence Day with style in the 1834 Cobblestone Church. An 11am patriotic service is planned with spirited music, readings and refreshments.
A Day in the Life of a Cobblestone Family-Friday, July 13, 6pm
Guided Group Tour featuring a snapshot of 19th century family life including Father’s activities as farmer, Mother’s responsibilities in the cobblestone house, children’s day at school, and the family’s day of rest activities on Sunday.
Cobblestone Camp: Summer Classes for Children-July 18 & Aug.15 (age 7-9) & July 25 & Aug. 22 (age 10-12), all 1pm-3pm Various age appropriate activities will be offered in each session.
Cobblestone Society Garden Bus Tour-Saturday, July 21
Spend a lovely day traveling with your host, Sue Starkweather-Miller, who will guide you through some of Orleans County’s finest home and business gardens.
Historic Trades Workshops (Various)
We will be hosting educational classes for historic trades including: chair caning, printing, blacksmithing, etc., throughout 2018. Judy Larkin will teach Chair Caning on April 14. Others TBD.
Orleans County Heritage Festival-September, 7-16
Stay tuned for more great information about this county wide celebration in September.
Cobblestone Tour of Homes-Saturday, Sept 15
Get up close and personal with cobblestone architecture in this self-drive tour of area cobblestone homes, schools and businesses. Many indoor tours, too.
Sports Widows Series-October-January
Learn a new craft and enjoy fellowship and educational programs designed especially for your enjoyment on Game Days. Grace Denniston will teach a class on Orleans County Cooking on Sunday, November 1.
Cobblestone Ghost Walk-Sunday, October 7, 1pm-5pm
Prepare to be entertained in 19th century style with visits from famous people from Orleans County’s past. This is year two for this walking tour favorite of so many people in 2017. A new cast this year includes several new spirits.
Holiday Shoppe-November 2, 3, 4, & Dec. 1, 1pm-5pm
Start your holiday shopping at the Cobblestone Museum with many one-of-a-kind gift items and handcrafts.
Christmas Tour of Historic Homes-Saturday, December 1, 2pm-7pm
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on this self-drive tour of local homes that excel in decorating for the holidays. Many indoor tours for your enjoyment.