The Cobblestone Society & Museum is proud of its 60-year heritage of historic preservation in Orleans County and beyond. However, we are not stopping very long to look back because we have an exciting new plan laid out for the future. With the purchase of the historic circa 1830 brick home (formerly known as Fair Haven Treasures) directly across from the Cobblestone Museum, we look forward to expanding our community engagement through the addition of a new Visitors Ceneter to our campus of historic buildings.
The museum staff and trustees have been discussing a Visitors Center through our goal setting and strategic plan development for several years. By partnering with Orleans County and others, we can provide a valuable service for the County while addressing our growth and expansion needs.
Our fundraising campaign is underway and we are very excited that two local families have requested naming rights for the Thompson-Kast Visitors Center. Several rooms are also still available for additional naming opportunities.
Benefits of the new Visitors Center include:
Preservation of a 19th century structure from unrelated commercial activity
High visibility at an essential crossroads location
Plentiful additional parking including buses
Expanding programming and visitation with year around access
Kitchenette for use by caterers or small receptions
Room to partner with Orleans County Tourism
New exhibit space to interpret Orleans County history
Space for viewing an introductory video and new cobblestone interactive exhibits
Distribute materials for all local attractions including the Medina Railroad Museum, Erie Canal, Point Breeze Lighthouse, camp grounds, marinas, Bed & Breakfast sites, sport fishing, agri-business, wine trail and more
We are looking for donors willing to help us make this project a reality. Several levels of support have been created to fit every budget and interest with pledges for up to five years. Give us a call today at (585) 589-9013 to discuss this exciting project.
Thank you for you continued support of the Cobblestone Museum!
Dick Remley, Finance Committee, Chair
Five Year Pledges Gladly Accepted – Naming Opportunities Available – Call the Museum at (585) 589-9013