Accomplishments

Since our founding in 2004, the Medina Sandstone Society has worked to develop our organization with loyalty and pride for our hometown of Medina, NY.

Historic Preservation & Networking

  • Created the Medina Sandstone Hall of Fame in City Hall
  • Survey of sandstone homes & buildings
  • Renovations to the Medina Armory/YMCA building
  • Formed alliances with professionals such as historical preservationists, architects, stone cutters & journeymen
  • Cataloging sandstone stockpiles
  • Hosted Landmark Society Conference

Education

  • Created John Ryan Society and Scholarship for high school history students
  • Study Medina’s origin & growth
  • Link with local schools in local history and provide informative lectures
  • Works closely with Medina Historical Society and Orleans County Historians
  • Developed a traveling kiosk to display at local businesses, organizations & events
  • Published local historical material such as “Rock-Ribbed Towns” and newsletters
Recipient of GoArt award

Recipient of GoArt award

Civic Pride

  • Supported the creation of the Company F Military Memorial
  • Supports the YMCA
  • Sponsors Medina Sandstone Walking and Bus Tours
  • Participates in Medina festivals celebrating Old Home Days, the Erie Canal and Holidays
  • Meet & Greet at the Medina Spring Home Show
  • Public reception to salute the Schooner Lois McClure

Gifts, Grants & Awards

  • Provided personal awards to civic boosters
  • Dedicated an historic sandstone tablet to the City of Buffalo
  • Dedicated a heritage stone tablet to Medina Trustees
  • Created Medina Sandstone Trust to further support our historic preservation and community service
  • Received a GO Art Community Arts Award in 2012  for fostering an appreciation of history, culture and preservation by embracing sandstone, a natural resource, as the “cornerstone” of the culture of Medina.
Medina Sandstone Society Gallery

Enjoy the slideshow of some of the activities the Medina Sandstone Society has been involved with including:

  • Celebrations such as Medina Old Home Days, Erie Canal Festival & Old Tyme Christmas Parade
  • Teaming up with local Historical Societies
  • Supporting the creation of the Company F Military Monument
  • Supporting Medina Armory/YMCA building preservation
  • Establishing the Sandstone Hall of Fame

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