BARRE, VT -- The Vermont Granite Museum of Barre recently announced the appointment of Therese Taylor as the museum's general manager. Taylor began her official duties at the museum on Tuesday, February 18, 2003.

"We are extremely pleased to have Tess Taylor joining the Vermont Granite Museum of Barre," said Jeff Martell, co-chairperson of the museum's Board of Directors. "She brings to this position the right combination of experience, skills, and enthusiasm that the museum needs at this important stage of its growth. Her ability to create community liaisons, raise funds, manage the financial picture, and coordinate events will be particularly effective in helping the museum accomplish its next goals."

"It's very exciting to be a part of this great project," said Taylor. "I understand the importance of the hard work and tradition that have produced great products that are seen locally and around the world. I appreciate the industrial aspect of this work; that every tool made, every piece of granite quarried and every final product delivered was done by people whose work will be celebrated, documented, taught, and preserved in The Vermont Granite Museum of Barre."