The Montshire is open during regular business hours over the holiday weekend. Read More
The Montshire is open during regular business hours over the holiday weekend.
Focusing on the study of humans through found objects, Archaeology Day combines both science and history through a day full of ancient artifacts and hands-on demonstrations, with our special guest, the Vermont State Archaeologist Jess Robinson.
Archaeology Day combines both science and history through a day of fun-filled activities. Enjoy a variety of activities that will help you discover your inner archaeologist.
Delve into questions that connect science with the familiar:
|Stone Artifacts at 11am||Examine stone arrowheads, knives, spearheads, and shards that have all been found in Vermont.||Science Discovery Lab at Hughes Pavilion|
|Pottery Artifacts at 1pm||Examine pottery shards under a microscope as you try to match and sort ceramics from different time periods.||Science Discovery Lab at Hughes Pavilion|
|Historic Artifacts at 3pm||Explore the nails, bricks, and historic items of 18th and 19th century Vermont.||Science Discovery Lab at Hughes Pavilion|
|Modern Artifacts at 3:30pm||Discover the recent archaeological past with this surprising collection of 20th century life.||Science Discovery Lab at Hughes Pavilion|
|Atlatl Throwing (tentative)||Using the atlatl to throw darts is based on ancient hunting techniques. Tests your strength and accuracy as you learn how to throw an atlatl.||West Lawn|
Archaeology Day at the Montshire is made possible by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation as part of Vermont Archaeology Month.