Marble Heritage Celebration is September 24
Vermont, September 12, 2011 – Thousands of men worked
for the Vermont Marble Company during the company’s
storied past. Now, more of those men are to be honored
on Proctor’s Cultural Heritage Wall, in a celebration
on Saturday, September 24 at the Vermont Marble Museum
the third time in two years, Dimensions of Marble, the
non-profit organization sponsoring the Cultural Heritage
Walls, will unveil a number of names carved into the
Wall’s marble surface in Proctor. This project has proven
to be an enduring and popular way for local families
to commemorate their family members who added so much
to the region’s ethnic make-up and prosperous economy
during the boom years of the Vermont Marble Company.
A separate ceremony for the new, West Rutland Cultural
Heritage Wall will be held later this year at the Carving
Marble Heritage Celebration on September 24 will also
feature the premier viewing of “The Vermont Marble Trail
– Yesterday and Today”. This documentary film, produced
by Emmy-award winning Vermont filmmaker Caro Thompson,
traces the rise of the Vermont Marble Company through
interviews of local people who worked for the company
during their lifetimes. Dimensions of Marble is proud
to present this film to the Rutland region as a tribute
to the extraordinary history of the Vermont marble industry.
The public is invited to share in this celebration of
our region’s culture at 2 pm on Saturday, September
24 at the Vermont Marble Museum in Proctor. For more
information and directions to the event, call the Museum
at 459-2220 or (800) 427-1396.
this press release here.