Artisans bring museum to life at Old Timer’s Day

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 September 2019 at 6:16 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

GAINES – Scott Galliford of Brockport set up a spot today to show timber framing by the cobblestone schoolhouse, built in 1849. Galliford was one of several artisans during the annual Old Timer’s Day that showcases historic trades at the Cobblestone Museum.

Fred Dean, a recent graduate at Brockport State College and an intern at the museum, was in the print shop with a Gordon Press. The shop was built in 1875. It used to be in Medina, but was moved to the museum grounds on Route 98 in 1977.

Dean printed out these papers to highlight the museum.

The spot on Route 98 in front of Farmer’s Hall, print shop and harness shop was used to showcase Civil War era knives, firearms, swords and bayonets.

Maarit Vaga, a museum volunteer in the blacksmith shop, shows Evan Coolidge, 6, of Bergen some of the tools of the trade.

Lori Laine holds a rock she painted of a cobblestone house. Laine is one of the leaders of the Albion Rocks group. They worked with children to paint rocks today.

The museum also served 250 chicken barbecue dinners.

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