Vermont Marble Museum Geology Room, Proctor

The Vermont Marble Museum Today

The museum began as an exhibit and show room for Vermont Marble Company’s products. Today the museum includes:

  • Large panels of marble from the Vermont Marble Company’s quarries in Vermont and elsewhere
  • An exhibit on the creation of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • The Hall of Presidents – relief sculptures of US presidents up to George Bush Sr.
  • The Geology Room showing the formation of rock, including marble
  • Photographs of monuments, quarries and quarrying techniques
  • A theater with two films – one on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and another on the history of the Vermont Marble Company
  • Pre-construction mockups of sections of two well-known buildings made of Vermont marble – the U.S. Supreme Court and the Beinecke Library at Yale University
  • Marble sculptures, a display on the “pointing” technique used to carve large images
  • An exhibit on how crushed marble is used in everyday products

Also included in the Museum holdings, though not currently accessible to the public, are extensive paper archives and photographs documenting the early years of the Vermont Marble Company operations.

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