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A Garden Gallery  

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Beautiful things are blooming in the Village Gardens! (Photos courtesy of Sara Rosiek)                


The Barbershop: A Tourist Attraction

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

At the beginning of the 20th century, what did a barbershop, a photography studio, and an ice cream parlor in Western New York all have in common?Answer: They were all owned and operated by the same man, one Frank C. Reikart.While he was known in Swormville for being a talented local musician and volunteering as… Read more »


A Hand-Spun,Hand-Woven Scarf

Friday, July 26th, 2013

It’s finally finished! It all started with a fleece from a sheep named Queen Anne’s Lace. Much of last summer was spent spinning her beautiful fiber into yarn. Experimenting with natural dyes, I tried madder root and got this lovely shade of coral.  So, this summer I spent Fridays warping and weaving this… Read more »


The Smith Family Story: An Oft Repeated History

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Henry Smith and his family emigrated from Germany to Amherst in the 1830s.  Thanks to the Erie Canal, they were able to avoid trekking through forests and insect ridden swamps to get there.  In 1838, he purchased 25 acres of land on his property.  Today, the Smith Log Cabin is one of the buildings in… Read more »


School’s Past Holds Lessons for Museum’s Future

Friday, July 19th, 2013

One of the biggest scholastic events that took place at Sweet Home School before it closed was the Olympics of the Mind.  It was a state wide competition in creative problem solving.  One team, comprised of seven students and a faculty member, was asked to build a functioning chariot which could be propelled only by… Read more »


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