The Stone Trust Central Valley, Barre, VT

About The Stone Trust Central Valley, Barre, VT

The Stone Trust’s training site at the Vermont Granite Museum in Barre offers a range of opportunities to learn the art and craft of dry stone walling. Created in 2018 in partnership with the Vermont Granite Museum, the training site includes a 60′ free standing wall with two cheek ends, an abundant variety of stone to learn stone shaping and a Level III feature wall.

The Vermont Granite Museum was founded by a coalition of over 300 Central Vermont citizens in 1994 as way to preserve the story and memories of our community’s granite industry. Since that time we have worked relentlessly to salvage the historic Jones Brothers Manufacturing plant and turn it into a museum. Our building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Construction started in 1998, and capital improvements are made every year. We are still under development which means that we are working hard to complete the construction of the museum while also hosting guests and giving tours, designing exhibits, presenting events, and teaching workshops. Our wonderful Ex. Director, Scott McLaughlins works with a team of volunteers to keep us open to tourists and visiting organizations during the summer. We have a number of great events this year so please visit our events page to discover what you might attend. We especially welcome the opportunity to host group visits or rent our facility for special events and conferences. Please call Scott McLaughlin at 802-476-4605, to arrange a special museum visit or to arrange an event.

If you are interested in attending a Stone Trust workshop but need financial aid, you can complete this scholarship application.

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7 Jones Bros. WayBarreVermont05641