Cobblestone Museum plans kids’ programs, beginning today

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 13 August 2019 at 8:53 am

CHILDS – The Cobblestone Museum has expanded its summer activities to include two special days of events to interest children.

Cobblestone Kids Days will begin today with a program titled “Time Travel to the 1800s,” in which children will get to meet a Victorian lady at the 1834 Cobblestone Universalist Church.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to noon, during which time children will make a Civil War church doll and get to test their detective skills in the Museum’s Exhibit Room.

From 1 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 7, the Museum will celebrate Cobble the Mouse Day.

Cobble was created by Georgia Thomas of Medina, who lent her idea to a coloring and story book. Patty Blackburn of Medina illustrated the book and will read “Cobble the Museum Mouse” aloud. Children will make a Cobble the Mouse holiday ornament and receive a free copy of coloring and story book.

Tours of the Museum will be available at 3 p.m. and Cobble the Mouse Scavenger Hunt forms will be included in a full campus tour.

Cobblestone Society Museum director Doug Farley said reaching the next generation to explain the history of cobblestone masonry is an important step in saving these buildings for future generations.

“Cobblestone masonry is uniquely Upstate New York, and is a visual demonstration of the resourcefulness of our early pioneer families,” Farley said. “The story could be about a new faith community coming together in 1834 to build the first cobblestone church in just six short months. Or it could be a successful farm family that wants to move out of their original log cabin and visually demonstrate their resourcefulness by building a new home in a totally different way. If children don’t know this and appreciate its importance, we could lose these treasures in future years to indifference.”

Time to Travel is for children 8 through 12. Cobble the Mouse Day is for children 6 through 10.

Pre-registration is required for each day’s events by calling 589-9013 or checking Cost is $5 per child, who must be accompanied by an adult.

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