gypsy reel

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