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These folk really know granite. Ask anything, and they’ll know the answer: types, transport, cutting, sculpting, uses. Plus there’s much on the social issues of Barre and the workers. Lots of...
These folk really know granite. Ask anything, and they’ll know the answer: types, transport, cutting, sculpting, uses. Plus there’s much on the social issues of Barre and the workers. Lots of... more »
The granite industry has always been multi-faceted, and this museum offers a good "slice of life" perspective on the many different developments happening simultaneously to support it from the 19th...
The granite industry has always been multi-faceted, and this museum offers a good "slice of life" perspective on the many different developments happening simultaneously to support it from the 19th... more »
So much could be said about a visit experience at a well kept secret. In comparison to other venerable sites that present and celebrate aspects of Vermont's industrial heritage, this place announces how special it is upon one's arrival. The exterior structure of the Granite Museum is not just intact. It is in exemplary condition. Inside is an endless and well documented presentation of countless photos, artifacts, sculptures, craft and the artistry, culture, history and people at the heart of the granite industry in Vermont. Accounted for in addition to the industrial barons who initiated and directed the enterprise are the skilled immigrant stone cutters, masons, sculptors and workers who pit themselves against the challenges to be surmounted in transforming the stone from its natural state to the near endless forms it takes in service to civiization. Most fortunate we were to enter the sculpting studio where we met and spoke at length to Chris Miller, the veritable dean of Vermont sculptors. Mr. Miller permitted us to witness his technique in moving a huge granite slab onto three pillars that were major features of a commission on which he was progressing. Now that's entertainment!
We were greeted by a very nice man that asked us some questions relating to the history of granite in Barre, he then explained the .most practical way to view the museum. Great displays of how the granite industry was made in Barre VT. Lots of displays, pohotos and old news articles.
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