. . . a landscape carved
by industry
and
renewed by nature

Opera at the Quarries

Opera at the Quarries

Those tiny performers in the photo made powerful sounds—thanks to their own talents, and to the amazing acoustical effects of the quarries' massive stone walls and deep water. Audiences for the Victory Hall Opera company's Soundflight in late July walked the main...

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Soundcheck for Soundflight

Soundcheck for Soundflight

With leaves fully emerged, the quarries' warm-weather acoustics can be evaluated. So, a trio of musicians came last week to test instruments and locations for the Victory Hall Opera Company's production exploring natural sound on July 24 and 26. The featured photo...

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Trails around two quarry pools meander among prairie plantings, butterfly and pollinator gardens, wetlands, vernal pools, a fern gully, and a waterside talus—all afforded by the site’s extraordinary diversity of geology, elevation, and soil chemistry. This showcase of locally native plant communities is open for visits by appointment.