Calendar of Events
SVM is Relaunching our FREE "Create on Slate Program"
The Slate Valley Museum is re-launching our highly popular “Create on Slate” craft program for children. Once monthly, kids will be able to create their own artworks on slate roofing tiles or rocks, and will be able to take them home after their visit.
Starting on May 17, the program will run the 3rd Thursday of each month from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
Students are not required to register and can drop-in after school to make art and spend time with their peers. “Create on Slate” is FREE and open to students in pre-K, and on through high school.
All attendees must be accompanied by a parent.
Create on Slate Calendar
May – Rock Mosaics with Pebbles
Thursday, May 17, 3-5pm
Kids will have the chance to create their own unique artwork by piecing together rocks and pebbles on a slate “canvas” to make an interesting design.
June – Motivational Rocks
Thursday, June 21, 3-5pm
Those who attend will paint and decorate a rock with a motivational and uplifting quote of their choice.
July– Pet Rocks
Thursday, July 19, 3-5pm
Kids who join will be able to create their own little pet rock with a variety of different craft materials.
August – Marbleized Stone
Thursday, August 16, 3-5pm
Using Water and Nail Polish, kids can create their own pieces of marbleized stone with their favorite colors.
September – Rock Photo Holder
Thursday, September 20, 3-5pm
Kids will be able to bring home a painted and decorated rock with a wire piece perfect for displaying family
ARTIFACTUAL: SVM Collection Highlights
JUNE FIRST FRIDAY
Friday, June 1, 7-9pm
On First Friday, June 1, 2018 SVM will host an opening reception in honor of our
forthcoming exhibit, "Artifactual: SVM Collection Highlights."
As the Museum approaches nearly twenty-five years in operation, SVM endeavors to celebrate the many tools, cultural artifacts, and art works within our collection that embody what it means to be from our unique Slate Valley Region.
The opening reception on Friday, June 1 will be held from 7-9pm. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 518-642-1417.
This show runs through August 30, 2018.
Saturday, July 14 at 2pm
on Saturday, July 14 at 2pm, SVM will offer a genealogy workshop led by
Barbara Anderson of the Washington County Historical Society. As the long-standing librarian from the local Historical Society, Anderson brings her unique skill set and expansive knowledge on the topic of
genealogical research to workshop attendees.
Attendees should bring their own smartphones, tablets, or laptops so they are able to follow along with Anderson’s genealogical research demonstration.
SVM offers full wifi accessibility.
Workshop cost is $12 and pre-registration is required.
Please call 518-642-1417 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up.
Student Artists of Master Slate Carver, Kerry O. Furlani
Tuesday, July 24 through Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Through this exciting pop-up exhibit, the Slate Valley Museum welcomes the
students of famed slate carving artist, Kerry O. Furlani!
The show opens on Tuesday, July 24 and runs for ONE WEEK ONLY, through July 31. The many talented students of Furlani are learning various technical and artistic stone carving techniques which results in a stunning collection of work inspired by living in the Slate Valley.
We hope you will stop by SVM during this one-time only, pop-up exhibit
to explore slate as an artistic medium!
This week long exhibit coincides with SVM's hours of operations, which are Monday through Friday, 1pm-5pm and Saturday, 10-4pm. Admission is $5 for adults; children under 12, as well as those in the slate industry are free. Don't miss your chance to see this exhibit, which uniquely showcases local talent while also celebrating slate as a creative material! For more information, please call 518-642-1417.
Fourth Annual Chalk Art Festival
FIRST FRIDAY, August 3, from 7-9pm
The Slate Valley Museum presents the fourth annual Chalk Art Festival, which will take place on First Friday, August 3, from 7-9pm.
Young artists, grades Kindergarten through grade 12, can design chalk art on the museum’s sidewalks, slate stones, or slate “canvases.” A panel of jurors will select winning artworks in three age groups, each of which will win prizes. Participation and attendance is free. Light refreshments will be available for to all attendees.
For more information, please call 518-642-1417.
Tour de Slate: Final Stop for Bicyclists
Saturday, August 4, 2018
The Middletown Springs Community Church has organized the Tour de Slate, which is a bike ride to benefit a drug and alcohol abuse recovery program known as Teen Challenge VT. This fundraising race will be held on Saturday, August 4, and starts and ends in Middletown Springs, VT.
The Slate Valley Museum is proud to volunteer our support of the Tour de Slate, and will serve as the fourth and final resting stop for bikers participating in this important fundraiser. The Tour de Slate offers four different routes suitable for riders of all abilities, all of which traverse the world renowned Slate Valley region of western Vermont and upstate New York.
On Saturday, August 4, 2018, we invite you to come experience the exhibits of SVM and to cheer on the many riders of the Tour de Slate as they work to combat the problem of illicit drug use across our region. To fund out more about the the race, start times, and other details, please visit www.tourdeslate.org.
Photographic Works by Chuck Helfer
September 7, 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
impactful photographs of local artist and environmental activist, Chuck Helfer.
SlateScapes opens on First Friday, September 7, 2018, 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 was comprised of both portraiture and landscapes across the Slate Valley Region. SlateScapes 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.Are you a local teen looking for something to do on a Friday night? Come have some fun at SVM! Event is limited to students in grades 7-10. Game night is free and snacks are provided.