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

  • 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

  • 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

Recipients of a GO Art Community Award 2012Civic Pride

  • Supported the creation of the Company F Military Memorial
  • Supports the YMCA
  • Sponsors Medina Sandstone Walking 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
  • Chairman Bob Waters dedicating Medina Sandstone tablet to the City of Buffalo as Assemblyman Hawley and Senator Maziarz look on.
    Chairman Bob Waters dedicating Medina Sandstone tablet to the City of Buffalo as Assemblyman Hawley and Senator Maziarz look on.
  • A gift from the Medina Sandstone Society to the City of Buffalo
    A gift from the Medina Sandstone Society to the City of Buffalo
  • Erie Canal Festival with Historian Bill Lattin and MSS member Maureen Blackburn
    Erie Canal Festival with Historian Bill Lattin and MSS member Maureen Blackburn
  • The Sandstone Society welcomes the Schooner Lois McClure at a private reception & fundraiser
    The Sandstone Society welcomes the Schooner Lois McClure at a private reception & fundraiser
  • The Medina Sandstone Society participates in local parades
    The Medina Sandstone Society participates in local parades
  • The Medina Sandstone Society participates in the Old Tyme Holiday Parade
    The Medina Sandstone Society participates in the Old Tyme Christmas Parade of Lights
  • Iroquois Job Corps students performing concrete work at Medina Armory
    Iroquois Job Corps students performing concrete work at Medina Armory
  • The Company F Monument built of Medina Sandstone was erected in 2008 to honor the courageous soldiers who trained at the Medina Armory 1898-1977.
    The Company F Monument built of Medina Sandstone was erected in 2008 to honor the courageous soldiers who trained at the Medina Armory 1898-1977.
  • Company F Monument Dedication, Oct. 2008
    Company F Monument Dedication, Oct. 2008 with World War II Veterans
  • Genesee Community College Citation, Oct. 2010
    Genesee Community College Citation, Oct. 2010
  • Tour of Main Street Architecture & History, August 2012
    Tour of Main Street Architecture & History, August 2012
  • Support Medina's Sandstone Trust campaign, 2012
    Support Medina's Sandstone Trust campaign, 2012
  • Introducing "Greetings from Medina, NY" postcard compilation
    Introducing "Greetings from Medina, NY" postcard compilation
  • Visit our Gift Shop to order this publication!
    Visit our Gift Shop to order this publication!
  • Original artist's rendition of Sandstone Quarrymen by Lori Defazio, May 2013
    Original artist's rendition of Sandstone Quarrymen by Lori Defazio, May 2013
  • MSS banner created for GCC's Civil War Initiative, Apr. 2013
    MSS banner created for GCC's Civil War Initiative, Apr. 2013
  • Boxwood Cemetery Tour, August 2013
    Boxwood Cemetery Tour, August 2013
  • The 2013 Inductees of the Sandstone Hall of Fame
    The 2013 Inductees of the Sandstone Hall of Fame

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