Museums

Administered Grants & Grant Applications/Reports

  • Daughters of the American Revolution, Special Projects Grant – 2013/2014
    Awarded in Spring of 2014 for replacement of roof on the Universalist Church at The Cobblestone Museum. Assisted in administering funds. Authored final grant reports.
  • Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council, REACH Grant – 2014
    Funding awarded in Winter of 2013 ($500) for “Stories at the Cobblestone Museum.” Administered funds for use as part of the “Medicine at the Museum” Speaker Series at the Cobblestone Museum. Final report completed.
  • Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council, REACH Grant – 2015
    Applied for $3,750.00 to construct a traveling exhibition entitled “The Lost Generation,” containing information about Orleans County’s contributions to the First World War. A high-quality exhibition with interpretive panels would be assembled to remain on exhibit at the Cobblestone Museum through the summer of 2015. The exhibition would then travel to area historical agencies, town halls, libraries, and schools over the next three years during the Centennial celebration of the war.
    Funding awarded in Winter of 2014, totaling $2,300.00.
  • The Elisabeth Dye Curtis Foundation, The Orleans County Foundation – 2013
    Final grant report authored for funding ($2,700) used for replacement of Universalist Church roof.
  • The Elisabeth Dye Curtis Foundation, The Orleans County Foundation – 2015
    Authored grant application requesting $5,000 in funding to begin necessary restoration work on the windows of the Cobblestone Museum’s Universalist Church.Funding awarded in Winter of 2014, totaling $2,000.00.
  • The Elisabeth Dye Curtis Foundation, The Orleans County Foundation – 2016
    Authored grant application requesting $3,000 in funding to complete necessary conservation work on the 1879 Carl Akeley Red Fox by George Dante of Wildlife Preservations, LLC.Funding awarded in Winter of 2015, totaling $3,000.00.
  • Rochester Community Foundation – 2015
    Authored grant application requesting $25,000 in funding to begin necessary restoration work on the windows of the Cobblestone Museum’s Universalist Church.
  • Rochester Community Foundation/Dunn Martin Fund – 2015
    Worked with fund managers and foundation to secure a $2,500 grant towards restoration work on the windows of the Cobblestone Museum’s Univeralist Church.
  • Rochester Community Foundation/Dunn Martin Fund – 2015
    Worked with fund managers and foundation to secure a $3,500 grant towards purchase of Past Perfect museum software and necessary computer hardware for cataloging work.

Authored Works & Articles

See “Historical Research

Exhibition Design

  • Are You 100% American?” – World War One Propaganda on the Homefront – 2015
    This exhibit highlighted a collection of 16 World War One propaganda posters collected by Lillian Achilles, the first director of the Swan Library in Albion. The collection is on loan from the Hoag Library and showcases a beautiful variety of unique propaganda posters common to the homefront. Many of these are uncommon and rarely seen in traditional collections of WWI posters.
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  • Medicine at the Museum – Physicians and Pharmacists of Orleans County – 2014
    The exhibit highlighted prominent doctors and pharmaceutical researchers and was aimed at promoting awareness of this county’s connection to national and global advancements in the field of medicine.
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  • “The Lost Generation” – Orleans County’s Contributions to World War One – 2015
    This exhibit focused on the contributions and service of both men and women from Orleans County during the First World War. The collaborative exhibit was designed to travel around Orleans County between 2016 and 2018 as a celebration of the WWI Centennial and will be installed in the Medina Armory in 2018.
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Press Releases

See “News

Policies and Procedures

  • Cobblestone Society Bylaws – 2015
    As chair of the Bylaws Committee, we worked to evaluate the organization’s governing policy and performed a massive revision of the document. This concluded in September of 2015 and was approved by the Society’s general membership on November 10, 2015.

Promotional Materials

  • The Cobblestoner – Winter 2015
    The quarterly newsletter, The Cobblestoner, was redesigned using Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Medicine at the Museum – Physicians and Pharmacists of Orleans County
    This brochure was designed as a promotional piece for the 2014 exhibit on physicians and pharmacists from Orleans County. The exhibit, highlighting prominent doctors and pharmaceutical researchers, was aimed at promoting awareness of this county’s connection to national and global advancements in the field of medicine. A speaker series focused around various aspects of the exhibit was planned for the fall of 2014. The brochure focuses on several physicians from the area and places emphasis on several important artifacts on display.
  • Medicine at the Museum – Speaker Series Poster
    This poster was designed as a promotional piece for the 2014 speaker series associated with the exhibit, “Medicine at the Museum.” The exhibit highlights prominent doctors and pharmaceutical researchers, aimed at promoting awareness of the county’s connection to national and global advancements in the field of medicine. The speaker series focused around 19th century medicine in Western New York, including speakers on medical developments in Western New York from 1800-1850, sanitariums and health resorts, local physicians, and Victorian culture surrounding illness and death. The four speakers represented a wide range of backgrounds within the fields of medicine and history.

Web Design

  • The Cobblestone Society & Museum
    This website was designed for The Cobblestone Society and Museum, utilizing Drupal and a pre-established theme. The theme was manipulated to meet the specific needs of the museum with the desire to provide users with a dynamic experience containing news, events, and detailed information regarding the history of the organization. The site has been linked with Google Analytics in an effort to better understand the museum’s web traffic and to track our efforts to increase social media involvement.

  • The Lost Generation – World War One Collaborative
    This website was designed as a partnership with the Orleans County Department of History and the Cobblestone Museum, utilizing WordPress and a pre-established theme. The theme was manipulated to meet the needs of the collaborative website in order to provide users with access to records, documents, diaries, oral histories, and images relating to World War One and the “Lost Generation” exhibit and “Are You 100% American?” exhibit at the Cobblestone Museum.