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Vermont Marble Museum and Gift Shop, Proctor

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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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  • I picked up a brochure on the Museum and was nearby and decided to take the tour. What a wonderful place to visit and learn about Marble. I highly recommend this place to learn about the monuments tha...  more »
  • Located in the old Vermont Marble company plant building, this museum will probably heighten your knowledge of marble. A number of displays tell how the business of obtaining raw marble from the quarr...  more »
  • There are numerous aspects to this site from presidential busts (till HW only) through samples of marble from around the world. If you're in the area, be sure to stop by; may not be worth a special tr...  more »
  • To whoever is responsible for posting the hours of operation: The Vermont Marble Museum is closed from late October till late May. It will reopen on May 27, 2017.
  • Tags the tour. It has interesting historical and unexpected materials used in everyday products.
  • Please note that the "VERMONT / What to see" web site suggests that the museum is open all year. NOT SO. It is open only seasonally.
  • Not what we expected it to be. Mostly a sales room.
  • 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!