Coverlet display, Summer Solstice Soiree among attractions at Cobblestone Museum

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 19 June 2023 at 8:54 am

Annual patriotic service set for July 2 at Cobblestone Church

Photos by Tom Rivers: There are about 20 coverlets from the 1830s and 1840s on display at the Thompson-Kast Visitors Center for the Cobblestone Museum.

CHILDS – The Cobblestone Society and Museum have two special events planned in the next several weeks.

First is the fifth annual Summer Solstice Soiree, titled “Gathering of Friends” on Friday (June 23) at the Thompson-Kast Visitors Center.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. and last until dark. The public is invited to join in the celebration for an evening of music, art and conversation.

The coverlets were all donated to the museum by families in Orleans County.

Currently at the Visitors Center is a display of 1830s to 1840s coverlets, along with Victorian paintings by local artists and art by Tom Zangerle of Medina.

Visitors can also stroll through the expanded Victorian Mourning Art exhibit in the Upper Gallery across the road.

Presale tickets to the Soiree are $20 or at the door, $25 and include a complimentary glass of wine and scrumptious nibbles.  There will be a wine cash bar.

All donations benefit the Cobblestone Society Museum. Tickets may be ordered on the back page of the newsletter or by contacting the museum.

The second special event is the annual patriotic service at the Cobblestone Church on July 2.

The service harkens back to its early roots, with patriotic songs, poems and readings designed to make attendees proud of America and all that is stands for, said Museum director Doug Farley. The service will begin at 11 a.m.

Maarit Vaga and Bill Lattin have planned an outstanding event, Farley said. At noon, the crowd will move outdoors to enjoy a good old-fashioned picnic with hotdogs right off the grill. Hotdogs and beverages will be provided.

Those attending should bring their own lawn chair. A free will donation will be accepted.