New Deal Summer Book Club: America 1933
Wednesday, August 31,
7 PM, FREE
Join Slate Valley Museum Board Member, Reg Jones, in discussing the final book of our New Deal Summer Book Club. The book tells the true story of Lorena Hickok, a journalist and close friend of Eleanor Roosevelt, who went on an 18 month-long journey to the hardest hit areas of the country to report back on the effect of the Great Depression. Author of the book, Michael Golay, will also be speaking at the Museum on October 15th as part of the New Deal Fireside Chat Lecture Series.
Thank you to those of you who came to our guitar pickers contest Saturday, July 30th! We had a great time picnicking next to the Mettowee River and listening to our contestants preform. Congratulations to Bob Ray, who won first in the contest and thank you to our sponsors for this event! Enjoy some photos taken from 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!