Slate Valley

Not currently being offered
2016

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Running approximately 24 miles along the border between New York and Vermont, the Slate Valley has been a source of slate since 1848 and is the only place in the world where such a wide variety of slate colors can be found.  Over the past 160 years, this industry, which relied heavily on immigrant labor, has seen success, downturn, and finally a resurgence that continues to the present.

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On this tour, we will explore the history and process of slate quarrying at the Slate Valley Museum.  We will then look at examples of the way slate is used during a walking tour of Granville.  Finally, we’ll visit Newmont Slate Company, one of the nearly 30 quarries in operation today to see first-hand how the stone is processed into roofing slate.

The tour begins at 10 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m. 

FEE: $40 for members and $50 for non-members.

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