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Slate Valley Museum

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Slate Valley Museum 
http://www.slatevalleymuseum.org/  
17 Water St. 
Granville, NY 12832

Hours: Open Year-round Winter Hours:
Tuesday through Friday: 1pm - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Summer Hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day):
Tuesday through Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
New this summer! Sunday 1pm - 4pm 
Notes: E-mail: mail@slatevalleymuseum.org
Phone: (518) 642-1417
Fax: (518) 642-1417

 

 

Historical Description:    The museum has an “extensive collection of documentary photographs reveals the people, atmosphere and traditions of 150 years of slate quarrying” It describes the processes of slate quarrying as well as the impact of technology on this traditional industry.    

 

The Site:    The museum contains a number of exhibits relating to slate quarrying including a “30-foot-tall replica of a quarry stick used in days gone by to bring large pieces of stone up from the quarry pit into the yard, a quarry shanty, complete with all the machinery and tools used in traditional slate quarrying, and a geological display illustrating the natural history of slate.”    

 

Directions:    FROM I-87 EXIT 20 (ADIRONDACK NORTHWAY) AND GLENS FALLS, NY FROM THE NORTH

-Turn left at end of ramp. Turn left at stoplight on to Rt. 9. Follow directions for Rt. 9-Glens Falls below.

FROM THE SOUTH

-Turn left at end of ramp on to Rt. 9. Follow directions for Rt. 9-Glens Falls below.

FROM RT 9-GLENS FALLS

-Proceed north on Rt. 9 to the intersection of Rt. 149. Turn right. Take Rt. 149 approximately 13-14 miles to Fort Ann and the intersection with Rt. 4. Turn left on Rt. 4 and travel 4 miles to intersection of Rt. 22. Turn right on Rt. 22.

Follow directions for Northern New York (Whitehall and Beyond)

FROM NORTHERN NEW YORK (WHITEHALL and BEYOND)

Take Route #22 south to intersection with Route #149. Turn left at stoplight (keep McDonald’s on your left). Follow Church Street passing playing fields and Telescope Furniture Company on your right; proceed until you cross a small bridge, then turn left on Water Street. Museum will be immediately ahead. Parking area in front of Museum.  For more directions visit the website.   

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