This year, Slate Valley Museum celebrates its 15th year of exciting range of programs, exhibitions, and special events that share its mission to collect, catalogue, conserve, exhibit, and interpret materials, artifacts, machines, and information that demonstrate the geology of slate and the history of slate quarrying and the quarrying community in the Slate Valley of New York and Vermont.
We invite you to join us and...
exhibits of historic artifacts from the area's renowned slate quarries and mills
displays revealing the science and art of slate quarrying, and its influence on the Slate Valley culture
a quarry shanty, complete with all the machinery and tools used in traditional slate quarrying
a geological display illustrating the natural history of slate
examples of how slate has been used in the structure and decor of local buildings and as an inspriration for artworks in various media
and our new multi-media exhibit
A Human and Technological History of Moving Slate from Quarry to Market, 1850-Present