Vermont Archaeology Month Celebrated its 21st Year: Learn and Explore 13,000 Years of Vermont History
September, the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation along with the Agency of Transportation hosts a month-long celebration of Vermont archaeology and history. Vermont Archaeology Month highlights Vermont’s remarkable ancient and historic past through informative lectures, interesting workshops, hands-on demonstrations and fun outdoor recreation opportunities.
Vermont Archaeology Month was an unqualified success again this year. With 33 events held throughout the state and with a total attendance of 1,713, there is little doubt that VAM is fulfilling its mission to provide exposure, education, and outreach about archaeology and Vermont’s deep and rich past. This report provides a summary of the events that comprised VAM in 2016, a detailed analysis of the logistics and trends observed throughout the month, and recommendations for VAM 2017. It is hoped that this report and the recommendations contained within it will provide a springboard for further VAM improvements and refinements in the years to come.