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August 17, 2012

You're Invited! September 13: Vermont Archaeology Heritage Center Grand Opening & Open House

Mark your calendar right now! On September 13, in Barre, come celebrate the Grand Opening of the Vermont Archaeology Heritage Center and our new, creative partnership with the Vermont History Center. Drop in any time between 3:30 – 6:30 PM.

When: September 13 (Thursday)

Time: 3:30-6:30 PM

Where: Vermont History Center, 60 Washington St., Barre

Light refreshments will be served!

What happens to all the “stuff” after archeologists dig a site? Where do the artifacts, soil samples, field notes, reports, and photos go? And then what do we do with all this? The new, permanent Vermont Archaeology Heritage Center will offer many opportunities for education, art, science, and research for people of all ages and interests. Join us for the Grand Opening and celebrate the historic partnership that joins the state’s archaeological “treasures” with the historical treasure trove at the Vermont History Center. Tour the newly renovated spaces at the Vermont History Center and enjoy the inaugural archaeology exhibit, “How Do You Know That?? Unraveling the Past Through Archeology.” Archaeologist Charlie Paquin will demonstrate the fine art of “flintknapping,” showing how Vermont’s Native people made stone tools for thousands of years. We are unveiling the re-creation of the extraordinary 3,000 year old Swanton Pot. Come and get some wonderful, FREE archaeology publications.

For more information: Contact Giovanna Peebles, SHPO/State Archeologist, (802) 828-3050

Source: Division for Historic Preservation
Last Updated at: August 17, 2012 08:53:06