We have two family fun events coming up on Saturday! Make room in your calendar!
Saturday in the Park
Saturday, July 30, 12-3 PM
Join us on the back lawn of the Slate Valley Museum for a nice afternoon. Enter into our Guitar Pickers Contest or sit back and listen. Pack a picnic for yourself or enjoy treats for sale by the museum.
Glens Falls Dragons Vs. Amsterdam Mohawks Baseball Game
Saturday, July 30, 7 PM
$5 Admission (tickets at the Slate Valley Museum)
A portion of the ticket price will benefit the Slate Valley Museum and help preserve the Welsh Bardic Chairs in our collection. Players in the game will be wearing caps designed to represent the Glens Falls Baseball team of the 1930's and 1940's. In order for your ticket to benefit us, you must purchase your ticket at the Slate Valley Museum.
Thank you to those of you who came to see Northern Homespun on Saturday, June 25th! It was a great time and a "foot-stamping evening" as one patron described it. Enjoy some of the pictures taken at the event below.
Welcome to the Slate Valley Museum!
The Slate Valley Museum celebrates the history and culture of the quarrying community that was established along the New York-Vermont border in the 1800s. Many of the Slate Valley quarries are still in operation, producing most of the colored roofing slate sold throughout the United States today.
Our Current Exhibit
A New Deal for the
Hills and the Valleys
May 6 ~through~ Nov. 4
The museum's new exhibit tells the story of the effect Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal program had on the Slate Valley. From improvements in roads and waterways to post office murals, many of the things around us today were completed during this time.
Stop by our Oral History page and listen to some of the people who live in the Slate Valley!
Our newest oral history is a short clip with Jack Williams, co-owner of Newmont Slate Co. We visited with him on June 10th with a group of visitors for a Quarry Tour!