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Quarry Hill Creative Center in Rochester, VT, founded 1946 by Barbara and Irving Fiske, is Vermont's oldest alternative community and at one time was probably also its largest. In the 60s -80s, as many as 90 people lived here.
It was and is visited each year, often in summer (but in every season, really) by visitors from all over the world.
We welcome interesting and creative people who are peaceful, bring no weapons, don't believe in hitting children or killing animals, and enjoy the beauty of Vermont and of themselves.

Most of us do not adhere to any particular dogma or religion, though many do find Eastern philosophy closest to our own thought (some of us are also members of the Quakers/Society of Friends).
We value the individual, particularly people who are energetic and have a sense of humor.
Visitors are welcome-- and prospective residents, too. There are some places for rent, others for sale. If interested, get in touch!
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"The symbol is the enemy of the reality, and the reality is ever one's true guide, true friend, true companion, and true self." Irving Fiske, 1908-1990

Monday, February 28, 2011

Visit Quarry Hill!

"Free Vermont Mountain Vacations!" That was the wording on the brochure my father, Irving, gave out in the East Village/ Lower East Side in the mid-Sixties.  People came to hear him speak at our storefront, the Gallery Gwen, and then would make the trip to Quarry Hill crowded into one of his old cars, sometimes lying across one another's laps.

He didn't charge, but he did ask for a donation -- usually $10 to $12 a week, as I recall. While we might have to ask for a little more today, we don't ask for very much: rooms in our common building rent for $125-250 a month or so, and houses-- negotiable but inexpensive.

Visiting Quarry Hill is a great way to get a sense of Vermont's beauty and all it has to offer without spending much money. If you only have a week or so to spend in the Green Mountains, let me know, and let's see what we can work out!


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