Vermont Marble Museum to stay open under new management after fundraising effort



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PROCTOR, Vermont — The Vermont Marble Museum in Proctor is going to continue to operate.

There had been concern the museum that traces the history and use of marble in the state would close.

The Preservation Trust of Vermont says it has raised $700,000 to purchase the museum building and its contents.

The museum celebrates the Vermont Marble Company, a global firm that in its prime more than a century ago employed thousands of people. It was largest marble works in the world.

Preservation Trust Executive Director Paul Bruhn says it's an "important legacy of Vermont."

In 2012 the owners of the museum announced they would sell the building and contents.

Bruhn tells Vermont Public Radio (http://bit.ly/1AwbJcx ) a newly formed local nonprofit will operate the museum and eventually take ownership of the facility.


Information from: WVPS-FM, http://www.vpr.net

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