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“The beauty of marble...”

Vermont Marble Museum
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Proctor
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Owner description: Vermont Marble Museum is a hidden gem in Vermont! Come and discover how many buildings and monuments in Washington, D.C. have been built with Vermont marble. Learn about geology in our "Earth Alive" discovery room. Try your hand at marble sculpting with Allen Dwight - resident sculptor.See the original blueprints for the "Tomb of the Unknown Soldier" - and see the award winning film about the quarrying and carving of the Tomb.
New York
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158 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“The beauty of marble...”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Loved seeing the "Hall of Presidents" which had been sculpted in white marble on plaques and the other sculptures that you can see throughout the museum. Wonderful gift shop with some lovely items: jewelry,rolling pins, salt and pepper shakers, coasters,trivets all made in various colors of marble. If you need marble for rolling out your pastry, they had large pieces on sale for $25.00! Amazing bargain!

Visited October 2013
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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“better than expected”
Reviewed 5 October 2013

I highly recommend this stop for all ages. There is so much more here than one would expect. We thought we'd spend about 45 minutes, but stayed for an hour and a half.

Visited September 2013
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VermontMarble, Owner at Vermont Marble Museum, responded to this review, 9 October 2013
Thank you so much for coming, it is always a pleasure to chat with our visitors!
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Markleysburg, Pennsylvania
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“Loved the tour.”
Reviewed 13 September 2013

This experience was amazing, lots of history, unbelievable workmanship by the Artists. The staff was a delight and recommend other places to visit, Covered Bridges. Thanks Gals

Visited September 2013
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VermontMarble, Owner at Vermont Marble Museum, responded to this review, 9 October 2013
Our employees are the best! Desiree, Beverly, Helen, June, Eme, Megan, Mary Ellen, Ann Z. & Allen!
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Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Vermont Marble Museum”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

This is a wonderful museum with a lot of information and history to absorb. There is a wonderful gift shop to shop and explore. It is definitely worth visiting!

Visited October 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Well worth the visit; the museum could use historical balance”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

This museum is, on the one hand, and valuable reflection on a key Vermont industry that has influenced not just the environs, but the country. There's a great exhibit on the use of marble, its importance to national architecture, the Vermont Marble Company, and mining. On the other hand, short shrift is given to its own labor history, or reflection on the company and the labor movement. For example, the historical film and exhibit scarcely mention that most of its labor received no cash for payment, and essentially remained in debt to the company as they rented their homes and bought their goods from the company. A tiny poster refers to a nine month strike in which workers sought greater pay and an opportunity to escape their crushing circumstances, which was suppressed by the company and resulted in no gain to the workers. Finally, now that the company has been purchased by a large Swiss chemical conglomerate, there is a cheesy exhibit by that company on the great virtues of calcium carbonate. While I heartily recommend this museum, if you compare it, for example, to the Hershey museum, it doesn't really do credit to the folks that worked there, and the social, political, and economic circumstances of those that made the quarry and the company actually work.

Visited August 2013
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VermontMarble, Owner at Vermont Marble Museum, responded to this review, 9 October 2013
Thank you for your input - beginning 2014, we will be a non-profit, affiliated with the Preservation Trust of Vermont. Going forward, we hope to delve more into the history of the immigrant and local population that worked at the company, document their lives and track their descendants. Almost 1/4 of museum visitors have relatives that worked for the company in one of the many offices across the United States! We can't wait until we can move in this direction - so make sure to visit us again!
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