Northern Homespun: A Night of Bluegrass
Saturday, June 25, 7 PM
$10 per person
Folk and bluegrass were growing genres of music that were growing in the 1930s and 1940s. We invite you down to the museum to enjoy a night of bluegrass played by the popular local band, Northern Homespun. Call the museum at 518-642-1417 or stop by to reserve your spot and pay ahead of time!
Thank you to those of you who came to our Quarry Tour on Friday, June 10th! It was a great event. 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!