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Programs & Activities

All Programs, unless otherwise noted, begin at 2:15 pm

Museum Open For Browsing July and August: Saturdays and Sundays 2 - 4 pm    

 

Click HERE for a printable version of the 2019 Newsletter and summer schedule

Wednesday, July 17th at 6pm

Potluck Dinner, Annual Meeting and Program

Pot Luck Dinner, Annual Meeting starts at 6pm Odd Fellows Hall Program to Follow: State Archaeologist, Jess Robinson, PhD will be our speaker. His presentation is about the Native Occupants as revealed through archaeology, concentrating on the earliest occupants from items discovered in sites in the Mount Holly area.

Sunday, July 21st at 2pm

Walking Tour of Belmont

Meet town historian, Dennis Devereux at the Perkins House at 2pm for a Walking Tour of Belmont or (if rain) Collections Tour

Saturday, August 10th 11am to 2pm

FARMFEST

Sheep Shearing with vintage tools on the Church Green. Exhibits, demonstrations on the green and in both museum buildings

Saturday, August 10th at 2pm

Quarry Hike

Quarry Hike Led by Paul Nevin Short hike to the Mount Holly stone quarry. Wear good hiking shoes and bring a camera and water. The total hike will be about an hour. Meet at Perkins House to start the adventure!

Sunday, August 11th at 2pm

Walking Tour of Belmont

Meet town historian, Dennis Devereux at the Perkins House at 2pm for a Walking Tour of Belmont or (if rain) Collections Tour

Saturday, August 17th at 7pm Perkins House

"Who Really Discovered Vermont?"

Dr. Nathaniel Kitchel will give an overview of the first human settlement of New England and Vermont and how that relates to the Mount Holly region and the mammoth. "During this talk I will give an overview of the first human settlement of New England and Vermont specifically. I will then talk about what we know of the lives of those early peoples and how that knowledge relates to the Mt. Holly region and the mammoth specifically." Dr. Nathaniel Kitchel is an anthropologically trained archaeologists specializing in human responses to environmental and social change through the study of material culture, particularly stone tools. Dr. Kitchel's current research focus is the terminal Pleistocene (Ice Age), and early Holocene inhabitants of the Americas with a specific focus on New England and the Canadian Maritime Provinces. His ongoing research employs geochemical techniques to understand the transport patterns of stone tools to better understand how humans create and maintain social connections across space among highly mobile late Pleistocene foraging populations. Dr. Kitchel has also begun exploring social and technological responses to rapid climate warming in the Northeast between 12,000 and 11,000 years ago. Dr. Kitchel's current fieldwork program involves testing and excavation of prehistoric stone tool manufacturing workshops in the Munsungun Lake region of northern Maine. Dr. Kitchel received his PhD in anthropology from the University of Wyoming in 2016 and is currently The Robert A. 1925 and Catherine L. McKennan Postdoctoral Fellow in Archaeology at Dartmouth College. Dr. Kitchel grew up on a dairy farm in Danville, Vermont spurring his interest in the archaeology of northern New England.

Past Newsletters

Click HERE for a printable version of the 2017 Newsletter

Click HERE for a printable version of the 2016 Newsletter

Click HERE for a printable version of the 2015 Newsletter

Click HERE for a printable version of the 2014 Newsletter

Click HERE for a printable version of the 2013 Newsletter

Click HERE for a printable version of the 2012 Newsletter

A color photo of the Mt. Holly Community Historical Museum on Tarbellville Road in Belmont.