Granville’s Slate Valley Museum to Celebrate 20 Years
The Slate Valley Museum officially celebrates its 20th anniversary on Saturday, September 19, from 10 to 4 p.m., when the public is invited to help create a time capsule and have some cake! Everyone who drops by will get to add their own special message to the time capsule. You can also see demonstrations, explore the museum, participate in activities and play a round of 20 Years/20 Trivia Questions. Museum admission is free during the event.
“What an exciting time in the life of our very young museum! Seems like only yesterday the initial plans were put into place and here we are 20 years later! Our success is the result of confidence placed in us by our supporters. How fortunate we are to have such strong support. Thank you all our friends,” says Board president, Molly Biggs Celani.
SVM opened in 1995 after a volunteer community-wide effort was made to create a space and an organization dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of the local slate industry. Since then, the museum has gone through building expansions and developed an energetic schedule of programs, events, and exhibits that change every year. The Museum’s current exhibition, ‘20 Objects, 20 Years’ showcases its collection of historic objects, documents, photographs and other items. It will remain on view through November 7.
“We’re not just reaching 20 years as a museum, but also marking 20 years of a community celebrating the Slate Valley’s heritage and beauty,” said Krista Rupe, executive director of SVM. The Slate Valley Museum is located at 17 Water Street, Granville, N.Y. For information, visit slatevalleymuseum.org or call 518-642-1417.