August 23, 2017
New World War I Exhibition to Open
Slate Valley Museum will open the exhibition entitled "No Peace in the Valleys: A Call for Service in the Quarries and Beyond, World War I 1914 - 1918 on Friday, September 1 as part of Granville's First Friday evening events from 7 - 9 pm. The exhibition explores World War I from 1914 through 1918 from the vantage point of both the Welsh slate area of northwest Wales, the valleys found below Snowdonia and from the Slate Valley region of Vermont and New York. The Welsh experience is provided in exhibition panels representative of a portion of an exhibit held at the National Slate Museum of Wales during 2016. The National Slate Museum is twinned with the Slate Valley Museum.
July 24, 2017
Library of America Project website provides update of Slate Valley Museum World War I events.
See Slate Valley Museum related events listed here.
One hundred years ago there was a different type of parade.
On July 4, 1917, immense public enthusiasm greeted the first public display of American troops: a symbolic march through Paris, ending at the grave of Lafayette, who had commanded revolutionary troops against the British empire and who, by his own request, had been buried in soil brought from America. To the cheers of Parisian onlookers in front of the tomb, the American officer Colonel Charles Stanton famously declared “Lafayette, we are here!” www.history.com
April 29, 2017
Slate Valley Museum Announces Two Additional Programs in 2017 Library of America Project.
Slate Valley Museum's Research and Education Coordinator Bob Isherwood announced today that the additional programs funded by the 2017 Library of America Grant will be on Friday, September 15 and Saturday, October 28.
The September program will center on letters, writings, and poetry from those impacted by war or the thought of having to go to war. Material for this program will begin with World War I, but will also include more contemporary writings and poetry. This performance based presentation will be done in conjunction with members of and held at the Stone Valley Arts Center in Poultney, Vermont.
The October 28 program is to highlight the readiness of military forces and the impact of war on individuals after their tour of duty is completed. This program will include a panel discussion and will be held at the Slate Valley Museum.
April 11, 2017
Slate Valley Museum Announces First Program in 2017 Library of America Project.
The Slate Valley Museum has been awarded a Library of America Grant for programming connected to the Library’s World War I and America project commemorating the centennial of World War I and the entry of United States forces on April 6, 1917. With the funds the Museum is planning three events through 2017 that will highlight writings and discussions around issues important to those who fought and the family and friends left behind.
Event: April 29, 2017 - 2:00 pm
Putting the ‘World’ in the First World War
This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World World I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities. The Slate Valley Museum is the only grantee organization serving the (NYS) Capital District and the State of Vermont.
Education Programs at the Slate Valley Museum
Thank you for your interest in educational programs at the Slate Valley Museum. We offer a wide array of program opportunities for public schools, colleges and universities, homeschooling, and those interested in using the Museum for after school projects.
We can explore the history, science, and other subjects through the exploration of the people and technology that has powered the slate industry of the Slate Valley region in New York and Vermont.
We welcome your visit to the Slate Valley Museum or would be willing to tailor a program for your “classroom” environment.
Senior Programs: We offer programming for local senior centers, nursing homes, and by on-site visits, where appropriate, to highlight the cultural, historical, and geological background to the Slate Valley. Through discussion/demonstration, hands-on activities, and the Museum's online collections and database participants will learn more about the industry, the people, and the stone.
These services, in part, are funded through a grant from the Washington County Home for Aged Women, Inc.
Education Resources: Museum-based programs and/or class/school visitations developed to support curriculum and standards for your class or grade level. The Trunk Program, highlighting Welsh or Slovak life, is available for classroom use.
We are currently accepting requests for the 2017 - 2018 school year.
Museum-based Programs for school district may be supported by grant funding. Inquire regarding free or reduced cost for the desired program.
We thank Stewart's Shops Holiday Match Grant Program for supporting the Slate Valley Museum visitation program.
To inquiry about one of our programs email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call: 518-642-1417