The entrance to the museum:
The museum features the Hall of Presidents. There is a sculpture of each president with a description of his birthplace and who the first lady was for that particular president. Did you know some First Ladies were not wives but nieces or daughters even though they were married?
This is a close up of one of the sculptures. Since I am originally from California, its only fitting that I took a picture of Nixon. There were none from Nevada.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was also made out of Vermont Marble. A huge block of white marble was cut from the quarry.
These are just some of the products that are made from marble which includes calcium and sodium bicarbonate. In addition it is used in paint and dry wall mud. The Vermont Marble Company which was a family owned company was bought out by OMYA.
There are examples of marble and granite everywhere in Rutland and the surrounding villages, even the curbs are made out of granite. Churches and schools are made out of blocks of marble and granite and even some bridges. Now that I have learned a little about the material I will be on the look out as we travel through Vermont.