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Illustrated Lecture and Tour of West Cemetery: "Middlebury and the Marble Border of Western New England"

Presented by Henry Sheldon Museum at Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury VT

Oct 14 2023
Illustrated Lecture and Tour of West Cemetery:

The Henry Sheldon Museum presents an illustrated lecture about the marble industry in Western New England, including Middlebury, followed by a tour of West Cemetery in Middlebury.

Middlebury straddles what has been dubbed the Marble Border of Western New England, a continuous vein of marble extending from the Canadian border southward through Vermont and the Berkshires. As early as the 1780s regional stonecutters began to exploit this high-quality resource and in the early 19th century Middlebury mechanized its marble production to produce architectural components that were sought by major architects. Their products were marketed through outlets in Boston and New York ... view more »


Tickets are: $35 for the public; $25 for Henry Sheldon Museum members. The price includes both presentations, a tour of West Cemetery, same day free admission to the Henry Sheldon Museum, and refreshments.

To purchase tickets in advance and for further information visit the Museum website https://www.henrysheldonmuseum.org/events or call 802-388-2117.

Contact: (802) 388-2117

Email: brathburn@henrysheldonmuseum.org

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Ilsley Public Library

75 Main St, Middlebury, VT 05753

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