BARRE GRANITE JFK CARVING BUST

Bruno Sarzanini Collection Vermont Granite Museum of Barre © 2002

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Seven Days reports:

Eighteen thousand people worked in the Barre granite industry at its peak in 1929 — quarrying the rock, carving and shaping the stone, creating the tools used in the stone sheds.


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These days, that number is down to 650, but local manufacturers still need skilled workers.

The Vermont Granite Museum in Barre hopes to provide them. Through a partnership with Norwich University in Northfield, the museum has created a bachelor's degree program aimed at producing a new generation of skilled stone designers and workers.

Read the full Seven Days article.