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Archaeology Month 2014

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.

Archaeology Weekend at LCMM!
Take a Shipwreck Tour
and visit a shipwreck -
without getting wet!
(Preregistration required -
additional fee applies.)

Shipwreck Tours

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 the exhibit.

Daily Archaeology Opportunities

Unless otherwise noted, all Archaeology Month activities are included with Museum admission or annual museum membership. Open Daily 10am-5pm.