New Deal Summer Book Club: Big Shoulders
Wednesday, July 27
Join us in discussing the second book of our New Deal Summer Book Club, Big Shoulders by William Jamerson. The book focuses on a 17 year old and his journey working with the Civilian Conservation Corps which hired young men to work on building roads and state parks, putting out forest fires, and more as a part of FDR's New Deal efforts. Big Shoulders is available for purchase in the Slate Valley Museum gift shop.
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!