Museum will reintroduce restored paintings with reception on Friday

The paintings of Charles and Mary Ann Danolds have been restored and returned to the Cobblestone Museum, where they will be introduced to the public at a reception Friday at the Visitors Center. A $6,800 Conservation Treatment grant from the New York State Council on the Arts and Greater Hudson National Heritage Treatment Network have allowed two 19th century heirloom paintings from the Cobblestone Museum to be fully restored.

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 22 September 2022 at 5:51 pm

CHILDS – There is still time to make reservations for a wine and cheese reception at 6 p.m. Friday at the Orleans County Visitors Center, 14386 Ridge Road West.

The evening will celebrate the unveiling of two of the Cobblestone Museum’s 19th century heirloom paintings, which have been fully cleaned and restored with the help of a Conservation Treatment Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts and Greater Hudson National Heritage Treatment Network.

The individual paintings of Charles and Mary Jane Danolds, pillars of the Universalist churches in Childs and Albion, have been returned after conservation efforts performed by Great Lakes Conservation in Grand Island.

The paintings are stunning, to say the least, according to Cobblestone Museum director Doug Farley. They will be “re-introduced” to the Museum community at the public reception Friday night.

Former Orleans County historian and Cobblestone Museum director Bill Lattin will offer reflections on the life of this storied couple, and will explain how the paintings came to be in the Museum’s collection. Wine and cheese will be served and Raymond Santoro will provide light musical entertainment.

The program is free, but donations will be gladly received. For reservations, call (585) 589-9013.