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See a treasured artifact in person at the Cobblestone Museum

Posted 9 May 2014 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin
Orleans County Historian

GAINES – One outstanding artifact at the Cobblestone Museum in Childs is this backdrop displayed in the Farmers Hall.

It was painted in 1929 for use on the stage in the Murray Grange Hall. Around the pretty scene businesses advertised which helped pay for the artwork. Most are long gone except NL Cole, now Stockham Lumber, and J.B. Merrill, now Merrill Grinnell Funeral Home. Both of these ads are in the bottom row center.

On Mother’s Day, the Cobblestone Museum will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. when you may be able to get a first-hand look at this treasured artifact.