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About slatevalleymuseum

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... explore... 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 HEAVY LIFTING: A Human and Technological History of Moving Slate from Quarry to Market, 1850-Present

Nothing says springtime like baseball! H

Nothing says springtime like baseball! Here’s a photo from our collection c. 1900. http://ow.ly/i/aOTuh Advertisements

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Lunchtime, anyone? Much of the work invo

Lunchtime, anyone? Much of the work involved in slate production is physically labor intensive, which makes mealtime pretty important! Workers used containers like this aluminum lunch or dinner pail to bring their meals with them to the quarries. C. 1900. … Continue reading

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Looks like winter isn’t over yet! The m

Looks like winter isn’t over yet! The museum will be closed today due to the snow storm.

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SVM Cooks! Carpatho-Rusyn Food at the Washington County Fair

Slate Valley Museum staff had the opportunity to show off their cooking skills at the Washington County Fair Thursday afternoon. Christine Hoffer from Washington County Tourism invited Executive and Assistant Directors Kathryn Weller and Amy Mincher to the Culinary Tent … Continue reading

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SVM’s First Quarry Tour in Four Years!!!

Last Saturday, the Slate Valley Museum offered our first quarry tour in four years. We were not sure if it was actually going to happen. We had to cancel it once because of severe mud at the quarry due to … Continue reading

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Preserving a Heritage, Building a Community: Carpatho-Rusyns in the Slate Valley

Our new exhibit is open!  Preserving a Heritage, Building a Community: Carpatho-Rusyns in the Slate Valley tells the story of immigrants from Slovakia and Southern Poland who made the journey to the Slate Valley of New York and Vermont in … Continue reading

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14th Vermont Infantry — Special Independence Day Post

When Abraham Lincoln called for additional volunteers to join the war effort in 1862, Vermont responded with the creation of the 14th Vermont Infantry. Volunteers from Addison, Rutland and Bennington Counties joined including many of the Slate Valley’s volunteers. Welsh … Continue reading

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