Tag Archives: Slate Valley Museum

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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An Invitation…….

A couple of months have flown by since my last blog…………………henaint ni ddaw ei hunan…….old age comes not on its own! It has been a very busy time though and you’ve not been far from my thoughts! Not so long … Continue reading

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Morus, Ifan and Irene!

There is a nursery rhyme over here in Wales that goes like this: “Morus y Gwynt ac Ifan y Glaw / Daflodd fy nghap i ganol y baw!” It’s a couplet that talks of the mischievous elements, Morus (Morris) the Wind … Continue reading

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Graves of Slate

Making use of locally discovered slate, Boston was the hub of early slate gravestone carving. Skulls and cross-bones and epitaphs warning readers that “As I am now, then soon you will be” and to “follow me into the grave” re-enforced … Continue reading

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