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Slate Valley Museum, Granville, NY

The Slate Valley Museum is about 8 miles from the Panorama Motel by car and 7 miles as the crow flies.

We went to the Slate Valley Museum on March 16th, 2018 to see the “Gypsy Reel”

I hadn’t been there in about 10 years – so I wanted to say how impressed I was with the event and the museum.

It’s a small museum that does not take much more than an hour to see everything.  Anyone with an interest in Slate used in roofing, construction, flooring or other uses should come see the museum.  The patterned slate floors alone are worth the trip.  Don’t forget to check out the slate floor in the bathroom!

slate valley museumThe stage for the Gypsy Reel show was set up in front of this truck (I got this photo from TripAdvisor page on the Slate Valley Museum)

The pictures I took are much different!

First, I want to say that the show was awesome!

It was the day before St. Patrick’s Day and it was also my parents’
50th Wedding Anniversary!

I grew up on Irish music, so I was looking all over for someplace to take them.  I found this Irish festival about 3 hours away – but my parents run a motel! They cannot always pack up and leave for the weekend.  So I also found this show a little closer to home.

It’s about 8 miles to the Slate Valley Museum from the Panorama Motel.


Check out that violin in the pictures (above) – the neck is a bust of a man and there is a very elaborate painting on the back and sides. 

I thought it was absolutely beautiful! 

And the guy can play, too!

Gypsy Reel band members:

  • fiddle player–Graham Parker
  • banjoist, guitarist and vocalist — Claudine Langille
  • mandolin, bodhran and vocals –Camille Parker
  • standup bass —Silas Hamilton

The Slate Valley Museum has an events page that seems to be fairly up to date with the next event beginning Friday April 6 between 7-9pm. The show will run through May 27.
“Of Time and Place: Contemporary Works by Richard Weis”

According to the Slate Valley Museum announcement of this event, “Weis thinks of his work as visual poetry, or visual music sparked by a life exploring and experiencing what is to be human in this world.

More about Richard Weis

  • Former Professor of Art at Green Mountain College
  • Studied Painting at American University
  • Studied Art education at Bemidji State University
  • Lives in Castleton, Vermont

According to the Slate Valley Museum – they feature local artists monthlywhich is awesome!


The museum is open to the public year-round.
Tuesday through Friday: 1 pm – 5 pm
Saturdays: 10 am – 4 pm
Closed Sunday & Monday
Closed Independence Day, Thanksgiving, December 24-25 & 31, January 1


Green Mountain College

Visiting Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont

If you are an alumni, the parents of a student, attending an event at the college or someone looking at Green Mountain College for a future opportunity – The Panorama Motel is the perfect place to stay while you are visiting the college.

I went to the Green Mountain College website to try to gather some info on why someone would want to go to this college and found the following awards posted:

green mountain college awards

I often walk in the town of Poultney, Vermont and this is the view of the college from the gates:

Green Mountain College

I found this poll funny… but since there were only 9 participants – it is not too reliable. green mountain college reviewsThere are 246 reviews of Green Mountain College on with the majority of those reviews average or above.

One review at is very detailed  and I think anyone looking at attending Green Mountain College should take a look at it.

There are always events going on at the college – for a list of events at Green Mountain College, follow this link.

We hope that if you are going to visit Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont that you will consider staying at the Panorama Motel. 

Please be aware that events like Parent’s weekend, graduation, alumni weekend and open houses fill up fast.  Reserve your room early!