Museum Mission: collect, catalog, conserve, exhibit, and interpret materials,
artifacts, machines, and information that demonstrate the geology of slate and
the history of slate quarrying and the quarrying community
in the Slate Valley of New York and Vermont.
For close to twenty years, the Slate Valley Museum has celebrated its mission (above) by collecting and exploring 175 years’ worth of the shared history of the concentrated yet diverse Slate Valley community, so named for the slate formations of the region.
In an effort to expand, further explore, and add to the on-going story of the slate industry of Vermont and New York, we are asking for your input via a brief survey. There are two (2) surveys to choose from; one is developed to gather information from slate company owners/ representatives; and the other from those who live or have an interest in the Slate Valley region. These surveys are intended to gather details and new insights into past and current slate company operations and the evolution of individuals and families who provide our “cultural blueprint” which has coexisted with the ebb and flow of the industry.
Your input will assist the Slate Valley Museum staff in learning about potential individuals, organizations, companies, and stories that could expand the museum’s collection of artifacts and that stories that it tells.
The surveys may be completed either online or by printing and returning a hard copy to:
Slate Valley Museum
17 Water Street
Granville, NY 12832.
Thank you for your participation in the survey process.