Archaeology Month 2013
September is Archaeology Month!
Meet archaeologists and share hands-on presentations about shipwrecks, nautical archaeology, and the story of the Vergennes shipyard where the fleet was built that saved America in 1814. Learn what threatens the lake’s collection of shipwrecks and what you can do to help protect and preserve underwater cultural resources. Special demonstrations in the Conservation Lab, lectures and films. Go on a Shipwreck Tour and see a shipwreck - without getting wet! Except for Shipwreck Tours, participation in Archaeology Month events included with daily Museum admission or annual Membership.
Behind-the-Scenes Conservation Lab Tours - Saturdays in September
This September, go behind the scenes in our Conservation Lab to learn the process of archeological conservation. Each Saturday in September, lab staff will offer hands-on opportunities focused on a specific conservation technique. Included with Museum admission; LCMM Members get in free.
- Saturday September 7 (1-3pm): Conserving iron & copper
- Saturday September 14 (1-3pm): Conserving organic materials, including wood, leather and textiles
- Saturday September 21 (1-3pm): Conserving ceramics and glass
- Saturday September 28 (1-3pm): Archaeological documentation, drafting, and photography
See a shipwreck - without getting wet! Take a tour boat to the site of one of these wooden wrecks at the bottom of Lake Champlain and go for a “dive” using a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). This robotic camera sends back real-time video to an on-board monitor as we share the vessel’s dramatic story. Offered throughout the season - schedule & more about Shipwreck Tours. Additional fee applies.
Special Exhibit: “Fly” Through a Shipwreck!
New sonar technology allows Museum visitors to virtually “tour” a shipwreck using a three-dimensional (3D) point-cloud with data gathered last summer using a 3D scanning sonar. Read more about this new exhibit.
Daily Archaeology Opportunities
- Visit our Conservation Laboratory - open daily 10am - 5pm; special behind-the-scenes tours during Archaeology Month
- Spitfire Film Showing 1pm Daily
- Horse Ferry demonstrations - Daily
- Children's Archaeology Scavenger Hunt - ongoing
- Shipwrecks of Lake Champlain - exhibit open daily 10am-5pm
- Valcour Bay Research Project - exhibit open daily 10am - 5pm
- Key to Liberty: American Revolution in the Champlain Valley - exhibit open daily 10am - 5pm
Unless otherwise noted, all Archaeology Month activities are included with Museum admission or annual museum membership. Open Daily 10am-5pm.