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The Vermont Marble Museum connects visitors to the history, science, and art of Vermont marble. The museum presents the past, present, and future of marble. Visitors can learn the history of marble in the Vermont Marble Museum, can purchase elegant marble in the gift shop, and see marble as an instrument for art in the Art Studio and Gallery.
History of the Vermont Marble Museumm
Making headstones since 1785, the Vermont Marble Company has been a stable of Vermont, and of the country, for centuries. They have been making headstones since 1785. At its peak, the company employed thousands of people in the Proctor area, helping to build Vermont. Workers came from all over the world: marble carvers came from Carrera, Italy, and quarry workers from Ireland. The Vermont Marble Company has been an instrumental component in America’s history.
The Art Studio and Gallery
Visitors can marvel at the work of previous artists of the Vermont Marble Company, and they can view art from local sculptors. People can also meet the resident artist and watch him work. There are even opportunities to get involved. Workshops are also offered at times.
Hours & Tickets
The Vermont Marble Museum’s summer hours run from May 2019 through late October 2019. The museum is open 7 days a week from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Admission for children and teens is $4. For seniors, tickets are $7, or $6 for a reserved ticket. Tickets for adults are $9 or $8 reserved. Children under 6 years old can receive free admission. Proctor residents also receive free admission.