Exhibits

1. THEATER: Movies about the history of the Vermont Marble Company and its immigrant work force in the late 19th Century and early 20th Century, and the present direction of the marble industry are shown continuously.

2. MARBLE CHAPEL: Built in 1934, the Chapel features many varieties of Vermont Marble that are no longer quarried. The Last Supper bas-relief was carved by Italian sculptor F. Tonelli in Proctor in the 1950s. Replicas of the Last Supper were commissioned by Churches all over the United States.

3. HALL OF PRESIDENTS: The Hall represents a multi-decade project in honor of our country’s leaders. Each past U.S. President has been hand carved in bas-relief of Vermont Danby White and Vermont Statuary White marble from West Rutland.

4. TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER: The fascinating story of how Vermont Marble Workers quarried the 56 ton blocks and carved it into the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in 1931. The famous monument to our soldier brave was then shipped to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

5. GEOLOGY ROOM: “Our Earth Alive” is a learning experience for both children and adults. We bring to life the evolution of our planet and the formation of geological phenomena with displays and 160 foot-long mural. Discover ‘Raymond” the Triceratops and view fluorescent minerals in our cave.

6. THE WORLD OF OMYA: Learn about the fascinating uses of ground marble products in everyday life-paint to paper, Huggies to hockey pucks.

7. THEATRE LOBBY: View portraits of the past Presidents of the Vermont Marble Company, four of whom were Governors of the State of Vermont.

8. STUDENTS EXHIBIT: This exhibit educates the visitors on Immigrants who came to the United States to work for Vermont Marble Company. This exhibit explains about their struggles and accomplishments during the years at the company.

9. GEOLOGICAL/HISTORICAL DISPLAY: The Vermont Marble Company employed a photographer to document the period from 1890 to 1935. These historical photographs accompany the story of marble. Geographical information and quarrying techniques are also covered in this exhibit.

10. SCULPTOR AND GALLERY: Our resident sculptor demonstrates the pains-taking process of carving marble. Sculptures may be purchased and/or commissioned.

11. VERMONT MARBLE OFFICE: Original office furniture and equipment circa 1870, which includes the original punch clock and a library of marble samples.

12. MARBLES OF THE WORLD: More than 100 stones from around the world are displayed in large panels. Originally developed as an architectural model, it shows the scope and beauty of the stone.

13. MARBLE KITCHEN AND BATHROOM: The contemporary use of stone is found here. In the bath display, Vermont Montclair Danby is used for the floor tile and counter tops. The walls are Vermont Champlain Black marble. The kitchen counters and walls are Vermont Verde Antique, a serpentine marble with hardness similar to granite.

14. US SUPREME COURT MOCK-UP: Created for the architect of the U.S. Capitol between 1932 and 1934, prior to building the Courthouse in Washington D.C. The marble used was Vermont Danby Imperial White, Vermont Verdoso, and Dark Rutland.

15. PLASTER MODEL GALLERY: View numerous original plaster models created by artists of Vermont Marble Company that were used as part of the sculpting process. Learn the steps from concept to final  product in this comprehensive display.

16. GIFT SHOP: Vermont Marble and stone products from around the world are sold here. Grace your home or thrill a friend with the beauty and timeless elegance of these fine items. ENTER ONLINE GIFT SHOP.

17. SCULPTURE  GARDEN: In the Garden you’ll find outdoor sculptures and our marble water fountain. Our Artists may carve in this area when working on large pieces. We also keep a supply of free samples in this area for our visitors.

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