Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Proctor turns 130

Saturday, Sept. 24 at 8 a.m.—PROCTOR—Join the town of Proctor for a few great events with one big celebration.
The home of theVermont Marble Museum will be celebrating 130 years on  Saturday, Sept. 24, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. with a festival on the green, Smithsonian Museum Day and Proctor’s 130th birthday.
Festivities begin at 8 a.m. with a 5k run ($15 registration). For those not wanting to run, enjoy tours of the library, fire station, and the Vermont Marble Museum.
The park will be filled with music, food vendors, arts and crafts, face painting, live music, open house at the library, and pony rides. Green Mountain Railroad will provide free train rides departing from Rutland at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. for scenic trips to Proctor. Disembark at the Vermont Marble Museum for the afternoon with the last train departing back to Rutland at 5 p.m.
The Proctor Free Library will be hosting an open house from 9 a.m.-12-noon with information on the history of Proctor and its marble industry.
Birthday cake will be available at 12 p.m. in the center of the park.

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