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


  • 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.

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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