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10:00AM-4:00PM: Vermont Granite Museum

Vermont Granite Museum, 7 Jones Brothers Way, Barre | 802-476-4605

 

The Vermont Granite Museum was founded by a coalition of over 300 Central Vermont citizens in 1994 as way to preserve the story and memories of our community’s granite industry.  Since that time we have worked relentlessly to salvage the historic Jones Brothers Manufacturing plant and turn it into a museum. Our building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Construction started in 1998, and capital improvements are made every year.   We are still under development which  means  that we are working hard to complete the construction of the museum while also hosting guests and giving tours, designing exhibits, presenting events, and teaching workshops.  Our wonderful Ex. Director, Scott McLaughlins works with a team of volunteers to keep us open to tourists and visiting organizations during the summer.  We have a number of great events this year so please visit our events page to discover what you might attend.  We especially welcome the opportunity to host group visits or rent our facility for special events and conferences. Please call Scott McLaughlin at 802-476-4506, to arrange a special museum visit or to arrange an event. Details can be found at http://www.vtgranitemuseum.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/vermontgranitemuseum/

 

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Vermont Granite Museum
7 Jones Bros. Way
Barre, VT 

802-476-4605

www.granitemuseum.org

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Strength Through Heritage

Barre is the fourth largest city in Vermont. While the community first developed around the milling available along the adjacent Winooski River, granite soon emerged as the key industry of Barre. In fact, granite from Barre, Vermont was used in some of the nation (and world’s) finest buildings, monuments, and memorials. Consequently, granite carvers from across the world settled in Barre making the city a rich mixture of cultures from all over the world.

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