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Vermont Marble Museum, Proctor

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4.4/5 based on 70 reviews on the web
The Vermont Marble Museum or Vermont Marble Exhibit is a museum commemorating the contributions of Vermont marble and the Vermont Marble Company, located in Proctor, Vermont, USA. The museum is located in a wing of one of the former Vermont Marble Company buildings.Vermont Marble CompanyThe Vermont Marble Company was founded in 1880 by businessman and politician Redfield Proctor, who served as the company's first president. Marble was quarried from several locations in the town of Proctor, then called Sutherland Falls, and the surrounding communities of Rutland, West Rutland and Danby. As railroads arrived in Rutland and Proctor, the Vermont Marble company became one of the largest producers of marble in the world. The company contributed marble to the USS Arizona Memorial, West Virginia state capital, United States Supreme Court building, Arlington National Cemetery, and Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The surrounding town was named after Redfield Proctor and became a company town.
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  • Beautiful but sad story about how the marble industry, once so robust, is a fraction of the size it once was. This is not the most exciting museum but its a nice stop if you are willing to go slow and...  read more »
  • We fell in love w/the marble sidewalks of Manchester Vermont and decided we had to learn more about its history. The Marble Museum was the place to go! Before you even get to the first floor of the mu...  read more »
  • I would recommend this to anyone that is even close to the area. It is truly great place to visit and learn about so many things you use everyday that contain marble and how that so much of our nation...  read more »
  • The interactive room designed for children was engaging and the remainder of the museum is in need of curation by an engagement specialist and a historian. You will find some displays unlabeled and unclear. The museum was created from the perspective of power and wealth and you won't find any mentioning of the story of the workers except for a history day project a teenie bopper created on cardboard siting in front of the gift shop. Because their stories are lacking, its very difficult to have an emotionally intelligent experience here.
  • I love looking at the history of Vermont threw the stone. This is a great museum with lots of interesting exhibits , they even have a fossil room!
  • Where to start? The museum was breathtaking. The movie brought my boyfriend and I to tears. You'll never be the same. A must see.
  • Just to walk though and see and touch all the marble is very neat. Amazing the different types they have
  • The museum is open this year (2014) through mid-October every day from 10am until 5pm. I was surprised to find that the Vermont Marble Company had such a broad reach across the United States, in that nearly every state has buildings whose marble columns or stairs or facades were fashioned in Proctor VT. What a fascinating history housed in this historic factory building, and engaging museum!
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