The Northeast Archaeology Research Center is conducting archaeological studies at the Native American Huntington Falls site in Weybridge again, and they want to get the word out to folks, schools, libraries, historical societies and other community groups who might be interested in participating in their scheduled “public education” dig days. They will be welcoming visitors and volunteers on two separate weekends this summer:

June 29 – 30 – - Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
July 13 – 14 – - Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Using Interactive Whiteboards to Teach with Primary Sources
A five-day workshop for teachers and librarians at the Vermont History Center in Barre.

July 29 – August 2, 2013
8:00 – 4:00, Monday – Friday

Registration: $950 with three graduate credits from St. Michael’s College or $900 for Vermont Historical Society members.

Link to VHS web page

August 10 & 11, 2013

The Second Conference on Lake George and Lake Champlain August 10 & 11 focuses on the history, geography, culture, ecology and current issues related to these magnificent lakes that are so integral to Fort Ticonderoga. Attendees learn about these topics through three strands: history, arts/culture, and ecology/current issues.

Teacher Scholarships

Thanks to the generous support of Conference patrons, Fort Ticonderoga offers two scholarships for middle and high school teachers who are first-time attendees at the Conference on Lake George and Lake Champlain. Since, 2001, Fort Ticonderoga has provided 108 teacher scholarships to attend its conferences and seminars.

Teachers wishing to apply for a scholarship should download a PDF of the application below and send it to Rich Strum, Director of Education. The application deadline is July 1, 2013.

Link to Web Page

From Dairy to Doorstep:
Milk Delivery in New England

May 07 – Aug 04, 2013
The Sheldon Museum, in partnership with Historic New England, presents From Dairy to Doorstep: Milk Delivery in New England, an entertaining, special exhibit that chronicles over 200 years of dairy history from the family farm through the heyday of home delivery by milkmen. The exhibit features seldom seen historic photographs, advertisements, ephemera, and artifacts provided by Historic New England, the Sheldon, Monument Farms Dairy, and a local collector.
On view through August 4, 2013, From Dairy to Doorstep explains and gives meaning to items associated with milk production, milk delivery, and milk consumption.  Viewers will recognize signs, advertising, milkman uniforms, dairy goods, and milk bottles.
Vermont, especially Addison County, has a long tradition of family dairy farms which have been major, but changing, economic engines in the Lake Champlain region. Public presentations reviewing the impactful history by notable speakers will be scheduled during the three-month term of the exhibit, to include appearances by current Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross and his predecessor, Roger Allbee. In addition, Monument Farms Dairy and Foster Brother Farms will host Open Houses. In June, the Museum will present a Family Day and an evening of poetry featuring works by some of Addison County’s own farmer poets. Gallery talks will be offered every Wednesday at noon during the run of the exhibit. The noon talks are included with Museum admission, free for members.
The exhibit has received generous financial underwriting from Cabot Creamery, the Ben & Jerry’s FoundationMonument Farms DairyFoster Brothers FarmPhoenix Feeds & Nutrition, and Yankee Farm Credit,  and educational materials from the New England Dairy & Food Council as well as the New England Dairy Promotion Board.
The Henry Sheldon Museum is located at 1 Park Street in downtown Middlebury across from the Ilsley Public Library.  Museum hours: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. starting May 26, 1-5 p.m. Research Center hours: Thurs. and Fri. 1-5 p.m. or by appointment.  Admission to the Museum is $5 Adults; $3 Youth (6-18); $4.50 Seniors; $12 Family. For more information about the exhibit and related programs, visit or call 802/388-2117.

July 30 – August 1

Teaching Hudson Valley Summer Institute – This year’s institute is being designed to show how place-based learning can help you negotiate Common Core without sacrificing your focus on students and community. Whether you work in a school or a less formal setting such as a park, historic site, or museum this institute will give you something to think about, talk about, and DO!

As always, there will be two days of workshops, and the middle day will feature more extended field experience options. THV will provide certificates of attendance for a maximum of 24 hours.


Carol Burris has been principal of South Side HS, Rockville Centre, Long Island, since 2000. She previously taught in both middle and high schools. Carol received her PhD from Teachers College, Columbia. Her dissertation on how the district de-tracked math received the 2003 Nat’l Assoc. of Secondary Schools’ Principals Middle Level Dissertation of the Year Award.

Link to Web Site