Vermont Archaeology Month 2014 Calendar of Events

Vermont Archaeology Month 2014 is a time to discover and explore new and compelling research and artifacts that delve into Vermont’s 13,000 years of history.

The War of 1812 and Battle of Plattsburgh
Saturday, August 30 - - 1:00pm - - Mount Independence State Historic Site, Orwell
On this, the year of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Plattsburgh, noted historian and author Willard Sterne Randall will discuss the War of 1812 on Lake Champlain, and the battle that really decided the outcome of the war. This discussion will serve as a wonderful prelude to the War Of 1812 in the Champlain Valley archaeology conference on September 26 at the Contois Auditorium in Burlington.
Address:  497 Mount Independence Road, Orwell, Vt.
Cost:  $5.00 for adults; Children under 15 free
For More Information:  (802) 948-2000; http://historicsites.vermont.gov/directory/mount_independence

Labor and Leisure Day
Sunday, August 31 - - 10:00am-5:00pm - - Billings Farm and Museum, Woodstock
Take a step back in time and learn first-hand about the materials and techniques that shaped Vermont’s past! Lend a hand building a rail fence, working in the heirloom
garden, and experience the latest in 19th-century laundry techniques, all activities we learned about from archaeology. There's even ice cream making with samples for all - after the cranking is done. Horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered from 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission includes all activities and programs, plus the operating dairy farm, farm life exhibits, and the restored 1890 Farm House, plus an added bonus - the 28th Annual Quilt Exhibition.
Address:  69 Old River Road, Woodstock, Vt.
Cost:  Regular museum admission fee (Adult: $14; Children 5-15: $8; Children 3-4: $4)
For More Information:  (802) 457-2355;  http://www.billingsfarm.org/index.html

The Shortest Distance Between Two Points Guided Walk
Sunday, August 31 - - 1:00pm-3:00pm - - Chimney Point State Historic Site, Addison
Learn about the archaeology and history of what you see walking across the Lake Champlain Bridge! Meet at the Crown Point, NY, State Historic Site museum. Rain or shine, dress for the weather.  Also happening September 28th.
Address:  8149 VT Route 17W, Addison, Vt.
Cost:  $6.00 for adults; Children under 15 free
For More Information:  (802) 759-2412; http://historicsites.vermont.gov/directory/chimney_point

The Visual Language of Wabanaki Art: book signing by Jeanne Morningstar Kent 
Sunday, August 31 - - 1:30pm-4:00pm - - Chimney Point State Historic Site, Addison
Abenaki artist Jeanne Morningstar Kent will be at Chimney Point to talk to visitors and sign copies of her new book, The Visual Language of Wabanaki Art.  The book discusses the signs, symbols, and designs used by the Wabanaki Nations of the northeastern United States and eastern Canada to communicate, and provides the context for people today to appreciate the objects bearing these designs.
Address:  8149 VT Route 17W, Addison, Vt.
Cost:  Regular site admission fee ($6.00 for adults; Children under 15 free)
For More Information:  (802) 759-2412; http://historicsites.vermont.gov/directory/chimney_point

Moonshine in the Hills: Cider Brandy in the Forests of Strafford
Sunday, August 31 - - 2:00pm - - Strafford Town House, Strafford
The recent boom in Vermont cider production is not something new to the residents of this state.  Archaeologist Brennan Gauthier will talk about his research on a group of 1880s cider moonshiners in Orange County.  This talk will delve into the history, material culture, and sites of hard cider production in the state, and will highlight a group of particularly notorious moonshiners from the towns of Strafford, Thetford and Vershire.
Address:  The Common, Justin Morrill Memorial Highway, Strafford, Vt.
Cost:  Free!
For More Information:  (802) 793-0376; Brennan.Gauthier@state.vt.us

Civil War Tour
Monday, September 1 - - 2:00pm-4:00pm - - Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
Archaeology always involves the study of the lifeways of people in the past, and the places and events that shaped them. This 2-hour ranger-led tour shows what life was like on the home front during the Civil War in Woodstock. Included are places associated with the Underground Railroad, abolition meetings, the town's free African American community and Woodstock's pivotal role in the Union war effort in Vermont. This tour offers a deeper understanding of the far-reaching effects of the Civil War on the role of women, the meaning of citizenship, and the beginnings of land conservation. Limited space, call ahead to make a reservation.
Address:  69 Old River Road, Woodstock, Vt.
Cost:  $8.00 for adults; $4.00 for seniors; Children under 16 free
For More Information:  (802) 457-3368 ext. 22; http://www.nps.gov/mabi/index.htm

Meet the New State Archaeologist
Wednesday, September 3 - - 4:00pm-7:00pm - - Vermont Archaeology Heritage Center, Barre
Meet and greet Vermont’s brand new State Archaeologist, Jess Robinson! Chat about discoveries, explore collections and learn a little bit about what it is that the State Archaeologist does. Also see the Archaeology Center’s brand new exhibit and timeline! Must enter via the elevator.
Address:  60 Washington Street, Barre, Vt.
Cost: Free!
For More Information:  (802) 479-1928; ACCD.ArchaeologyCenter@state.vt.us

Battle of Lake Champlain
Wednesday, September 3 - - 7:00pm - - Milton Historical Society and Museum, Milton
On September 11, 1814, British Army and Royal Naval forces attacked a regular American army and navy in Plattsburgh. Although backed by Vermont Militia, the Americans were outnumbered nearly four to one. If the invaders had won, they could have taken Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. This largest and most decisive battle of the War of 1812 determined the future of our nation; it is a story of great courage and human tragedy told by Colonel David Fitz-Enz. This discussion will serve as a wonderful prelude to the War
Of 1812 in the Champlain Valley archaeology conference on September 26th at the Contois Auditorium in Burlington.
Address:  13 School Street, Milton, Vt.
Cost:  Free!
For More Information:  (802) 893-1604; http://www.miltonvt.org/departments/90-departments/recreation/302-historicalsociety.html

Great Recent Discoveries in Vermont Archaeology
Thursday, September 4 - - 7:00pm - - St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, St. Johnsbury
Join professional archaeologists as they discuss some of the most important archaeological discoveries in Vermont over the past year. Topics include the Swanton Route 78 project, the ever-changing technology used in the field and laboratory, and much more! There will also be a Q&A session at the end, so come prepared with questions! This event will also occur on September 30 at the Billings Farm and Museum in Woodstock with a different list of presenters and topics.
Address:  1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt.
Cost:  Free!
For More Information:  (802) 479-1928; ACCD.ArchaeologyCenter@state.vt.us

Archaeology of the Missisquoi Delta
Friday, September 5 - - 6:30pm - - St. Albans Historical Society and Museum, St. Albans
Archaeologist Gemma Hudgell from the Northeast Archaeology Research Center (NEARC) will summarize the exciting results of their large-scale archaeological excavations along Route 78 in Swanton. The Missisquoi floodplain setting preserved a remarkable record of human occupation spanning nearly 7,000 years.
Address:  9 Church Street, St. Albans, Vt.
Cost:  Free!
For More Information:  (802) 828-3981; Jeannine.Russell@state.vt.us

Soldiers atop the Mount: Revolutionary War Camp Life Demonstrations, Military Tactics, Colonial Crafts, Firing Artillery, Cooking, and Clothing Making
Saturday, September 6 - - 9:30am-5:30pm - - Mount Independence State Historic Site, Orwell
Learn about the events that formed the archaeological past by stepping back to 1776 and 1777 as re-enactors take over the Mount. There will be an interactive “walkabout” on the Revolutionary War trails and grounds on Saturday.  Other events include special activities for children, an annual reading of the Declaration of Independence, and music by the Seth Warner Mount Independence Fife & Drum Corps.  Continues Sunday, September 7.
Address:  497 Mount Independence Road, Orwell, Vt.
Cost:  $6.00 for adults; Children under 15 free
For More Information:  (802) 948-2000; http://historicsites.vermont.gov/directory/mount_independence

Traditional Craft Saturdays:  Felting with Janet Cathey from Strafford, VT
Saturday, September 6 - - 10:00am-5:00pm - - Billings Farm and Museum, Woodstock
Understanding the manufacture, use and disposal of materials and finished goods is an essential component of archaeological analysis. At the Traditional Craft Saturday events at the Billings Farm and Museum, explore traditional crafts and learn more about their history, process, and use from experienced crafters.  Janet, a felt maker and local art teacher, will demonstrate felting techniques as she shares the history of felting, and encourage visitors to try felting.  Finished examples of different styles of felting will be on display. Admission includes all activities and programs, plus the operating dairy farm, farm life exhibits, and the restored 1890 Farm House, plus an added bonus - the 28th Annual Quilt Exhibition.
Address:  69 Old River Road, Woodstock, Vt.
Cost:  Regular museum admission fee (Adult: $14; Children 5-15: $8; Children 3-4: $4)
For More Information:  (802) 457-2355;  http://www.billingsfarm.org/index.html

Shipwreck Tour
Saturday, September 6 - - 10:30am-11:30am - - Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes
See a shipwreck without getting wet! Hour-long tour to one historic shipwreck on the bottom of Lake Champlain, often the wreck of the steamboat Champlain II. View the wreck live with a Remotely Operated Vehicle. Check in at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum at least 20 minutes before the tour, which departs from the neighboring waterfront Basin Harbor Club. Must book ahead of time.
Address:  4472 Basin Harbor Road, Vergennes, Vt.
Cost:  $24 for adults/$19 for youth (includes museum admission); $20/$15 for members
For More Information:  (802) 475-2022; http://lcmm.org/museum_info/shipwreck_tours.html

Hands-on Conservation Workshop: Iron and Copper
Saturday, September 6 - - 1:00pm-3:00pm - - Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes
Go behind the scenes at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Conservation Lab to learn the process of archeological conservation. Each Saturday in September, lab staff offers hands-on opportunities focused on a specific conservation technique.
Address:  4472 Basin Harbor Road, Vergennes, Vt.
Cost:  Regular museum admission fee (Adults: $10; Children 5-17: $6)
For More Information:  (802) 475-2022; http://www.lcmm.org/index.htm

The Archaeology of Colchester’s Ancient Native American Past
Monday, September 8 - - 7:00pm - - Colchester Meeting House, Colchester
Dr. John G. Crock, UVM Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the UVM Consulting Archaeology Program, will present the archaeological evidence for 12,000 years of Native American settlement in Colchester. 
Address:  830 Main Street, Colchester, Vt.
Cost:  Free!
For More Information:  802-324-7188; www.colchestervt.gov/historical

Digging into Our Past: An Archaeological History of Sudbury up to the Revolutionary War
Wednesday, September 10 - - 7:00pm - - Sudbury Meeting House, Sudbury
Join professional archaeologists Ellen and Matthew Moriarty for an illustrated talk exploring the Native American Precontact and early Postcontact history of the Sudbury area.  The presentation will describe the lives of Sudbury inhabitants over thousands of years and how/why archaeologists continue to study these early people.
Address:  2702 Rte. 30, (1st floor of Sudbury Congregational Church), Sudbury, Vt.
Cost:  Free!
For More Information:  (802) 623-6432; upyonder@shoreham.net

Time Detectives: Archaeologists in Essex: 9,000 Years of Local History
Wednesday, September 10 - - 7:00pm - - Memorial Hall, Essex Junction
Come listen to an archaeologist form the Agency of Transportation discuss a selection of local archaeological sites.  Learn how new technology is being used to uncover the history of the Vermont landscape and see some actual artifacts uncovered from transportation-related projects.  There will be a show-and-tell period, so bring any “treasures” you may have uncovered in Essex!
Address:  5 Towers Road, Essex Junction, Vt.
Cost:  Free!
For More Information:  (802) 828-3965; Brennan.Gauthier@state.vt.us

In Celebration of Granite
Saturday, September 13 - - 10:00am-4:00pm - - Vermont Granite Museum & Vermont Historical Society, Barre
From quarries to cemeteries, granite quarrying and processing has had a profound effect on the archaeology and history of our state. Join us in our celebration of Vermont’s rich granite history!  This day-long event will include a morning walking tour of industrial granite sites in Barre and demonstrations at the Vermont Granite Museum.  Learn more about the legacy of Vermont granite at the Vermont Historical Society and visit the Archaeology Heritage Center located on the second floor! 
The $5.00 admission purchased at either the Vermont Historical Society OR the Vermont Granite Museum will be good for entry to both locations all day.
Address: Granite Museum: 7 Jones Bros. Way, Barre
Historical Society: 60 Washington St., Barre, Vt.

Cost:  $5 reciprocal admission to both locations
For More Information:  (802) 828-2180; amanda.gustin@state.vt.us

CCC Camp Charles M. Smith 1935 Christmas Fire Lecture and Walking Tour
Saturday, September 13 - - 10:00am-2:30pm - - St. Leo’s Hall & Little River state Park, Waterbury
Brian Lindner will conduct a presentation on the 1935 Christmas Fire in the Charles M. Smith CCC Camp at Little River State Park, where four men lost their lives (1-1/2-hour lecture).  At 1:00pm, after lunch (on your own), a guided tour will take place through the archaeological remains of the Camp Smith site lead by Anne M. Imhoff (1-1/2 hour).
Address:  St. Leo’s Hall (lecture), 109 South Main St. (behind St. Andrew Church), Waterbury Village, Vt.
Little River State Park (walking tour), 3444 Little River Rd. Waterbury, Vt.
For More Information:  (802) 244-8433; amiex10@gmavt.net

End to End Crown Point Road Associates Hike
Sunday, September 13 - - 10:00am - - Charlestown, NH to Crown Point, VT
Join us for the Crown Point Road Association’s 255th Anniversary End-to-End hike.  The hike will start on Main Street, Charlestown NH Marker #1 (across from the school), and continue with daily walks from Marker to Marker along the route of the 1759-60 road built at the orders of General Jeffrey Amherst to carry soldiers and provisions to the fort then being built at Crown Point. The first day’s walk will be about 7 miles in length, with a possible water crossing, and an overnight planned in Springfield, and it will take approximately another 13 days to reach Lake Champlain in Addison and the Fort at Crown Point, NY. Call leader Becky Tucker (on the trail - Cell phone 802-738-5579, home (before the 13th) 802-885-4686) to plan for the daily car spotting. Most days’ walks will be less than 10 miles, overnights on the whole, rustic. For the up-to-date plans, be sure to visit the CPRA web site www.crownpointroad.org or look for us on Facebook. Consult the CPRA book “Historical Markers on the Crown Point Road,” to familiarize yourself with this historic VT-NH’s first Interstate Highway.
Address:  Main Street, Marker #1, Charlestown, NH
Cost: Free!
For More Information: (802) 885-4686; http://www.crown-point-road.org/

Traditional Craft Saturdays: Blacksmithing with Craig Marcotte from Lyndon, VT
Saturday, September 13 - - 10:00am-5:00pm - - Billings Farm and Museum, Woodstock
Understanding the manufacture, use and disposal of materials and finished goods is an essential component of archaeological analysis. At the Traditional Craft Saturday events at the Billings Farm and Museum, explore traditional crafts and learn more about their history, process, and use from experienced crafters. Craig will demonstrate the steps and techniques of blacksmithing – how the skill was used on late-19th-century farms and is used today. Admission includes all activities and programs, plus the operating dairy farm, farm life exhibits, and the restored 1890 Farm House, plus an added bonus - the 28th Annual Quilt Exhibition.
Address:  69 Old River Road, Woodstock, Vt.
Cost:  Regular museum admission fee (Adult: $14; Children 5-15: $8; Children 3-4: $4)
For More Information:  (802) 457-2355;  http://www.billingsfarm.org/index.html

Shipwreck Tour
Saturday, September 13 - - 10:00am & 11:30am- - ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
See a shipwreck without getting wet! Take an hour-and-a-half-long tour with the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum to two historic shipwrecks on the bottom of Lake Champlain. Sites are selected the day of the tour, but could include the canal boat A.R. Noyes, the sailing canal boat General Butler, the Horse Ferry, the sailing canal boat O.J. Walker, or the steamboat Phoenix. View the wrecks live with a Remotely Operated Vehicle. Departs from the dock at the south end of the ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Must book ahead of time.
Address:  1 College Street, Burlington, Vt.
Cost:  $39 for adults/$29 for youth (includes admission to the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes); $32/$24 for members
For More Information:  (802) 475-2022; http://lcmm.org/museum_info/shipwreck_tours.html

Ancient Pottery Making Workshop
Saturday, September 13 - - 1:00pm-3:00pm - - Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier
A hands-on workshop led by Archaeologist Charlie Paquin. Learn the techniques used to make pottery vessels and surface decorations like Native Americans living in Vermont did many years ago. Clay will be provided. The pots will not be fired in this workshop but can be finished at home using low-temperature firing.  For adults and children, ages 10 and older (who are accompanied by adults).  Pre-registration is required by calling the adult circulation desk at 802-223-3338. Space is limited.
Address:  135 Main Street, Montpelier, Vt.
Cost:  Free!
For More Information:  (802) 223-3338; rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org ; www.kellogghubbard.org

Hands-on Conservation Workshop: Wood, Leather, and Textiles
Saturday, September 13 - - 1:00pm-3:00pm - - Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes
Go behind the scenes at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Conservation Lab to learn the process of archeological conservation. Each Saturday in September, lab staff offers hands-on opportunities focused on a specific conservation technique.
Address:  4472 Basin Harbor Road, Vergennes, Vt.
Cost:  Regular museum admission fee (Adults: $10; Children 5-17: $6)
For More Information:  (802) 475-2022; http://www.lcmm.org/index.htm

A Sense of Place: Vermont's Farm Legacy
Monday, September 15 - - 7:00pm - - Monkton Fire Station, Monkton
Archaeologists and historians understand that the character of a place is shaped by its cultural heritage and folklife, the informal traditions of family and community that guide the ways in which a person plans a meal, treats a neighbor, or understands civic responsibility. The cultural legacy of farming has strongly influenced the identity of Vermonters, and these distinctive traditions have persisted even with the decline in farm numbers, making the state unique. This lecture by Gregory Sharrow explores the fabric of farm culture in the past and probes its relationship to the world of Vermont today. A Vermont Humanities Council event hosted by Monkton Museum and Historical Society.
Address:  Monkton Fire Station, 3747 States Prison Hollow Rd.
Cost:  Free!
For More Information:  (802) -2277; www.vermonthumanities.org

The Second Annual James B. Petersen Lecture
Drones and Bones: Digital Approaches to Archaeology in Northern Peru
Thursday, September 18 - - 7:00pm - - Fleming Museum of Art, Burlington
The Vermont Archaeology Heritage Center, Fleming Museum of Art, UVM Department of Anthropology and the Center for Research on Vermont are proud to present the Second Annual James B. Petersen Lecture. Hear University of Vermont archaeologist Dr. Parker VanValkenburgh share stories of how he has used digital technologies to solve archaeological problems in Peru.
Address:  61 Colchester Ave., Burlington, Vt.
Cost:  Free!
For More Information:  (802) 479-1928; ACCD.ArchaeologyCenter@state.vt.us

The Past beneath Our Feet: The Role of Archaeology in the Brownington Historic District
Thursday, September 18 - - 11:00am-1:00pm - - Old Stone House Museum, Brownington
A History Walk around the grounds of the Old Stone House Museum will be presented by Andrew Beaupre. Andrew, who conducted an archaeological investigation at the Museum this summer, will point out various landscape features and explain what they might tell us about hidden history of Brownington. Discovering the original foundation site of Brownington Academy is one intriguing mystery in need of solution. The two story wooden schoolhouse building was removed from its foundation in 1869 and rolled down the hill to its present position, where it serves as both Grange and church hall. Its original location is now a hay field.
Address:  109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington, Vt.
Cost:  Free!
For More Information:  (802) 754-2022; www.oldstonehousemuseum.org

Atlatl Workshop
Friday, September 19 - - 12:00pm-5:00pm - - Chimney Point State Historic Site, Addison
Atlatl experts teach traditional and modern techniques of atlatl and dart construction, flint knapping, hafting stone projects and cordage making. Enjoy atlatl lore and coaching with your new atlatl. Preregistration required.
Address:  8149 VT Route 17W, Addison, Vt.
Cost:  $65.00 (includes materials)
For More Information:  (802) 759-2412; http://historicsites.vermont.gov/directory/chimney_point

Vermont and the Civil War
Friday, September 19 - - 7:00pm - - St. Albans Historical Society and Museum, St. Albans
The Civil War had a profound effect on the landscape, history and identity of United States, much of it documented only by archaeological investigations. From Cedar Creek to Gettysburg, Vermonters were central to the Union cause. Vermont author and Civil War historian Howard Coffin addresses the Vermont contribution to the Civil War.
Address:  9 Church Street, St. Albans, Vt.
Cost: Free!
For More Information:  (802) 527-7933; http://stamuseum.org/

19th Annual Northeastern Open Atlatl Championship
Saturday, September 20 - - 10:00am-4:00pm - - Chimney Point State Historic Site, Addison
Participate in or watch this annual championship. The sport of atlatl throwing is based on the ancient hunting technique of using the atlatl, or spear thrower, to improve the thrust and accuracy of a hunting spear. Used across the world for about 20,000 years, atlatls were a key part of Vermont's Native people's hunting tool kit throughout pre-Contact history. Demonstrations and workshops on flint knapping, Woodland pottery and other crafts and skills.
Address:  8149 VT Route 17W, Addison, Vt.
Cost:  $4.00
For More Information:  (802) 759-2412; http://historicsites.vermont.gov/directory/chimney_point

9,000 Years along the Salmon Hole
Saturday, September 20th- - 9:30-11:30 - - Jamaica State Park, Jamaica, Vermont
Come join UVM Consulting Archaeology Program archaeologist Geoffrey Mandel for a discussion of the results of their recent archaeological excavations at Jamaica State Park. Their studies revealed incredible Native occupations spanning thousands of years.
Cost: Free!
For More Information:  (802) 257-7967   Ext. 305; bill.guenther@state.vt.us; jcrock@uvm.edu

Traditional Craft Saturdays: Pottery with Ara Cardew from Quechee, VT
Saturday, September 20 - - 10:00am-5:00pm - - Billings Farm and Museum, Woodstock
Understanding the manufacture, use and disposal of materials and finished goods is an essential component of archaeological analysis. At the Traditional Craft Saturday events at the Billings Farm and Museum, explore traditional crafts and learn more about their history, process, and use from experienced crafters. Ara, a third-generation potter who grew up at Wenford Bridge Pottery, UK, will demonstrate the steps and techniques involved in pottery making – using hand techniques and a potter’s wheel. Admission includes all activities and programs, plus the operating dairy farm, farm life exhibits, and the restored 1890 Farm House, plus an added bonus - the 28th Annual Quilt Exhibition.
Address:  69 Old River Road, Woodstock, Vt.
Cost:  Regular museum admission fee (Adult: $14; Children 5-15: $8; Children 3-4: $4)
For More Information:  (802) 457-2355;  http://www.billingsfarm.org/index.html

Shipwreck Tour
Saturday, September 20 - - 10:30am-11:30am - - Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes
See a shipwreck without getting wet! Hour-long tour to one historic shipwreck on the bottom of Lake Champlain, often the wreck of the steamboat Champlain II. View the wreck live with a Remotely Operated Vehicle. Check in at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum at least 20 minutes before the tour, which departs from the neighboring waterfront Basin Harbor Club. Must book ahead of time.
Address:  4472 Basin Harbor Road, Vergennes, Vt.
Cost:  $24 for adults/$19 for youth (includes museum admission); $20/$15 for members
For More Information:  (802) 475-2022; http://lcmm.org/museum_info/shipwreck_tours.html

Hands-on Conservation Workshop: Ceramics and Glass
Saturday, September 20 - - 1:00pm-3:00pm - - Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes
Go behind the scenes at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Conservation Lab to learn the process of archeological conservation. Each Saturday in September, lab staff offers hands-on opportunities focused on a specific conservation technique.
Address:  4472 Basin Harbor Road, Vergennes, Vt.
Cost:  Regular museum admission fee (Adults: $10; Children 5-17: $6)
For More Information:  (802) 475-2022; http://www.lcmm.org/index.htm

Hike & Tour of 19th c. Old Job
Sunday, September 21 - - 10:00am-2:00pm - - Old Job Trail, Mt. Tabor
GMC Director of Trail Programs, Dave Hardy, and retired Forest Service archaeologist, Dave Lacy, will lead a 3.2-mile hike along the newly relocated “Old Job Trail” to explore the remains of the 19th-century mill town of Old Job, then along the Long/Appalachian Trail on to the earlier “Greeley” sites.  Easy-to-moderate walking between Forest Road 30 and Forest Road 10 with visits to several trail-side historic archaeological sites.  PLEASE BRING water, appropriate footwear, and your lunch! 
Address:  Meet at the LT/AT Parking lot on Forest Road 10, Mt Tabor, by 10:00 where we will arrange car-pooling to the end of FR30 to begin the hike (back to FR10)
Cost:  Free!
For More Information:  802-282-7849;  dmlacy51@gmail.comgmc@greenmountainclub.org; www.greenmountainclub.org

One Regiment’s Story in the Civil War: The Ninth Vermont, 1862–1865
Sunday, September 21 - - 7:30pm - - Middletown Springs Historical Society, Middletown Springs
The Civil War had a profound effect on the landscape, history and identity of United States, and is often documented only through archaeological investigations. Civil War historian Donald Wickman offers listeners tales of the ninth Vermont, highlighted by the stories of some of the 1,878 Vermonters who comprised it, as it became one of the most traveled regiments in the Federal army. A Vermont Humanities Council event hosted by Middletown Springs Historical Society.
Address:  10 Park Avenue, Middletown Springs, Vt.
Cost:  Free!
For More Information:  (802) 235-2376; www.vermonthumanities.org

Ask an Archaeologist
Monday, September 22 - - 5:30pm-7:30pm - - Eureka Schoolhouse, Springfield
Come meet with local historians and archaeologists for an evening at the 1790s Eureka Schoolhouse State Historic Site.  Located in the town of Springfield, the Eureka Schoolhouse is the oldest one-room schoolhouse in Vermont and one of the few surviving eighteenth-century public buildings in the state.  Ask questions, hear and share stories, see archaeological collections, or bring artifacts and findings to inquire with the experts within an authentic historic building!
Address:  470 Charlestown Road, Springfield, Vt.
Cost:  Free!
For More Information:  (802) 479-1928; ACCD.ArchaeologyCenter@state.vt.us

I Geek Archaeology: Crowd Sourced Artifact Exhibit
Monday, September 22 - - 6:30pm - - Lanpher Memorial Library, Hyde Park
Have you ever found an old ‘what’sit’ while working on your farm or digging in the garden? Ever wonder what that artifact is? Or what it can tell us about peoples of the past? Bring your artifacts to the Lanpher Memorial Library in Hyde Park September 22nd and meet with Archaeologist Andy Beaupré. Don’t have any artifacts to share? Not to worry, come and learn from your friends and neighbors about the artifacts that have helped shape Vermont history. This event is being presented in conjunction with the geekthelibrary campaign.
Address: 141 Main St. Hyde Park, VT
Cost: Free!
For More Information: hyde_park@vals.state.vt.us

War of 1812 in the Champlain Valley: On the Land, On the Water and Under the Water Conference
Friday, September 26 - - 8:15am-3:30pm - - Burlington City Hall, Burlington
An exciting, day-long conference on the War of 1812 in the Champlain Valley. Historians and archaeologists share their knowledge and discoveries from the land, the water, and underneath the waves of Lake Champlain. Their research and presentations will reveal little-known stories about this chapter of Vermont and regional history. This conference will appeal to everyone interested in the history and archaeology of the Champlain Valley and the war that shaped our new nation. REGISTER ONLINE AT: http://vam-conference-1812.eventbrite.com.
Address:  Contois Auditorium, 149 Church Street, Burlington, Vt.
Cost:  $15.00 pre-registration; $20.00 day-of
For More Information:  (802) 479-1928; ACCD.ArchaeologyCenter@state.vt.us

Traditional Craft Saturdays: Coopering with David Salvetti, Fulton, NY
Saturday, September 27 - - 10:00am-5:00pm - - Billings Farm and Museum, Woodstock
Understanding the manufacture, use and disposal of materials and finished goods is an essential component of archaeological analysis. At the Traditional Craft Saturday events at the Billings Farm and Museum, explore traditional crafts and learn more about their history, process, and use from experienced crafters. David will demonstrate the process of making barrels and buckets, displaying coopering tools and presenting various techniques. Admission includes all activities and programs, plus the operating dairy farm, farm life exhibits, and the restored 1890 Farm House, plus an added bonus - the 28th Annual Quilt Exhibition.
Address:  69 Old River Road, Woodstock, Vt.
Cost:  Regular museum admission fee (Adult: $14; Children 5-15: $8; Children 3-4: $4)
For More Information:  (802) 457-2355;  http://www.billingsfarm.org/index.html

Archaeology Day at the Montshire Museum
Saturday, September 27 - - 10:00am-5:00pm - - Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich
How did Vermonters live in the past? What tools did they make and how did they make them? What has happened in the Upper Connecticut Valley during the last 12,900 years, and, most importantly, how do we know? Find out for yourself at Archaeology Day—a day-long celebration of us—the humans! Examine real artifacts in our discovery lab, watch stone tool and pottery making demonstrations, be your own history detective at our site clues simulation, try out an archaeologist’s tools in a table-top dig, get your hands messy at the pottery workshop, throw an atlatl, and talk to local archaeologists!
Address:  1 Montshire Road, Norwich, Vt.
Cost:  Regular museum admission (Adult: $16; Children 2-17: $13)
For More Information:  (802) 649-2200; http://www.montshire.org/

Hands-on Conservation Workshop: Artifact Documentation
Saturday, September 27 - - 1:00pm-3:00pm - - Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes
Go behind the scenes at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Conservation Lab to learn the process of archeological conservation. Each Saturday in September, lab staff offers hands-on opportunities focused on a specific conservation technique.
Address:  4472 Basin Harbor Road, Vergennes, Vt.
Cost:  Regular museum admission fee (Adults: $10; Children 5-17: $6)
For More Information:  (802) 475-2022; http://www.lcmm.org/index.htm

Colonial Meetinghouses of New England
Saturday, September 27 - - 4:00pm - - Grafton White Church, Grafton
New England’s colonial meetinghouses embody an important yet little-known chapter in American history. Built mostly with tax money, they served as both places of worship and places for town meetings, and were the centers of life in colonial New England communities. Using photographs of the few surviving “mint condition” meetinghouses as illustrations, this presentation tells the story of the society that built and used them, and the lasting impact they have had on American culture.
Address:  9 Main Street, Grafton, Vt.
Cost:  Free!
For More Information:  (802) 843-2584; http://www.graftonhistoricalsociety.com/Pages/default.aspx

Forest Festival: Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, Woodstock
Saturday, September 27 - - 9:30am-5:00pm
Sunday, September 28 - - 10:00am-4:30am
Enjoy the Marsh–Billings–Rockefeller National Historical Park in its fall glory while exploring the science, history, material culture and art of the forest. Horse-drawn wagon rides, woodworking and sawmill demonstrations, hikes with park rangers, traditional wood crafts for kids and more! 
Address:  69 Old River Road, Woodstock, Vt.
Cost:  Free!
For More Information:  (802) 457-3368; http://home.nps.gov/mabi/index.htm

Mills, Mines, and Tanneries Tour
Saturday, September 27 - - 9am-1pm - - Davies Memorial Library
Join us for an archaeological view of Waterford's 19th-Century industrial sites and add your own insights on the "What Else Do We Want to Know about These” series. Displays, conversations, and maps will also be on-hand for driving or walking to some of Waterford's historic sites, including many of its barns and significant farms.
Address: 532 Maple St., Waterford, Vermont.
Cost: Free!
For more information: (802) 748-4609;  http://waterford-vt-history.blogspot.com and BethPoet@gmail.com

The Shortest Distance Between Two Points Guided Walk
Sunday, September 28 - - 1:00pm-3:00pm - - Chimney Point State Historic Site, Addison
Learn about the archaeology and history of what you see walking across the Lake Champlain Bridge! Meet at the Crown Point, NY, State Historic Site museum. Rain or shine, dress for the weather.  Also happening August 31st.
Address:  8149 VT Route 17W, Addison, Vt.
Cost:  $6.00 for adults; Children under 15 free
For More Information:  (802) 759-2412; http://historicsites.vermont.gov/directory/chimney_point

Hike on Hubbardton Section of 1776 Military Road
Sunday, September 28 - - 2:00pm-5:00pm - - Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, Hubbardton
Join a vigorous guided hike on part of the archaeological remnants of the 1776-1777 military road that led to Mount Independence. Meet at the battlefield visitor center.  Wear sturdy shoes and bring water.
Address:  5696 Monument Hill Road, Hubbardton, Vt.
Cost:  $3.00 for adults; Children under 15 free
For More Information:  (802) 759-2412; http://historicsites.vermont.gov/directory/hubbardton    

Great Recent Discoveries in Vermont Archaeology
Tuesday, September 30 - - 6:00pm - - Billings Farm and Museum, Woodstock
Join professional archaeologists as they discuss some of the most important archaeological discoveries in Vermont over the past year. Topics include recent research into Paleoindians and the Champlain Sea, the ever-changing technology used in the field and laboratory, and much more! There will also be a Q&A session at the end, so come prepared with questions! This event will also occur on September 4th at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum with a different list of presenters and topics.
Address:  69 Old River road, Woodstock, Vt.
Cost:  Free!
For More Information:  (802) 479-1928; ACCD.ArchaeologyCenter@state.vt.us