Cobblestone Museum showcases ‘Traders of the Lost Arts’

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 September 2013 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

GAINES – Tom O’Connor of Rochester works in the blacksmith shop at the Cobblestone Society Museum on Saturday. He is one of the “Traders of the Lost Arts.”

The event continues today from 1 to 5 p.m. when the museum grounds will be open for half price.

Besides the blacksmith, the museum is showcasing flax processing, quilting and printing. The museum is located near the routes 98 and 104 intersection in the town of Gaines. The site has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

O’Connor said the blacksmith shop is a “gem,” featuring original equipment that still works.