Archaeology Month 2014
September is Vermont Archaeology Month!
Every September, we celebrate the historical, cultural, and archaeological heritage of Vermont through special programs. The Conservation Laboratory at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is a year-round artifact treatment facility that is open to the public during the museum season, and received a complete rennovation this spring! The lab works to preserve artifacts from a variety of regional archaeology projects. Museum visitors have the rare opportunity to see conservation as it happens, and to ask questions about the treatment process.
Behind-the-Scenes Conservation Lab Tours
Saturdays in September
This year, conservators invite you right into the lab for a series of workshops. Go behind the scenes 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 free.
Saturday September 6, 2014 1-3pm
Iron, Copper, and Other Metals
Saturday September 13, 2014 1-3pm
Wood, Organics, Leather, and Textiles
Saturday September 20, 2014 1-3pm
Ceramics and Glass
Saturday September 27, 2014 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.
Daily Archaeology Opportunities
- Visit our Conservation Laboratory - open daily 10am - 5pm; special behind-the-scenes tours during Archaeology Month
- Horse Ferry demonstrations - Daily
- 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.