Calendar of Events
Photographic Works by Chuck Helfer
September, 2018 through November, 2018
The Slate Valley Museum offers visitors the chance to explore the natural beauty of slate mining across our region through the powerful photographs of local artist and environmental activist, Chuck Helfer. Slate-Scapes opens on Friday, September 21 and runs from 7-9pm.
Helfer previously displayed his work at SVM in an exhibit entitled ROCK WORK during 2017, which served as a modern photo survey of what it is like to work in the slate industry today, and captured the daily life of workers and operations in slate mills across the Slate Valley Region. Slate-Scapes serves as the sequel to Helfer's first exhibit at SVM and offers both new and returning visitors the chance to explore slate mining from an artistic and environmental vantage point. This exhibit will be on view through mid-November 2018. For more information, visit slatevalleymuseum.org
Stringwynde: An Evening of Welsh Instrumental Music
Saturday, October 13, at 7pm
The Slate Valley Museum is excited to host area musical duo
Stringwynde on Saturday, October 13th at 7pm.
The duo, which is comprised of harpist Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher and
flutist Melanie Chirignan are set to deliver an all Welsh-themed 90 minute performance in celebration of the Slate Valley Region’s Celtic heritage.
This exciting performance, which takes place on premises at SVM,
has been made possible through the sponsorship of
the North American Wales Foundation (NAWF).
Stringwynde concert tickets are $10.
To make a reservation, please call 518-642-1417 or stop by the Museum.
5th Annual Zombie Walk
Friday October 5th, at 7pm
Calling all zombies, vampires, and ghouls! The Pember and Slate Valley Museums are co-hosting a Halloween Party, Zombie Walk, and Monster Mash to celebrate the changing seasons and our upcoming Halloween. The Halloween party with live music, makeup stations, and zombie food will take place at the Pember at 7pm, followed by a Zombie Walk down Main Street to the Slate Valley Museum where the Monster Mash dance party will be held. There will also be prizes for best costume and best zombie family. Be there or be scared!
Cultivating Staff & Volunteers into Ambassadors Workshop
Friday, October 12
This workshop, sponsored by Lakes to Locks Passage, is designed to help museums and other nonprofits recruit and energize their volunteer base and staff. Topics include volunteer recruitment, training and management, customer service, and collaboration. Get step-by-step instructions for structuring a successful volunteer program for your organization.
The morning session presents an overview of the Lakes to Locks Passage guidebook, Cultivating Volunteers and Staff into Ambassadors. The afternoon session is a working session, inviting staff and volunteers to share storytelling that guides visitors to a greater understanding of their community’s heritage.
Preregistration is required. $15 include lunch. To preregister and for any questions about the workshop, please contact Margaret Gibbs at email@example.com or 518-597-9660