Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Tours of the Slate Valley offered in Granville, N.Y. and Poultney

Friday, June 2, 7 p.m.—GRANVILLE, N.Y.—Granville, N.Y., has been called “The Colored Slate Capital of the World.” Ever wondered why? During First Friday, June 2, 7-9 p.m., Slate Valley Museum will be offering free walking tours of the village that will highlight buildings that are connected to slate’s story in the area.

Back at the museum, there will be a local map crafting activity for children and art enthusiasts of all ages.

The tour will take about 45 minutes. Comfortable footwear is advised. Refreshments will be available after the walk. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult.

The museum also has a driving tour of the Slate Valley and a similar walking tour of Poultney that will be available for free at the front desk during the  First Friday event this Friday.

Slate Valley Museum is located at 17 Water St., Granville, N.Y. For more information, visit

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