Act 157 directed the Agency to develop recommendations to fill the gap in our housing and infrastructure needs. Over the summer and fall, the Steering Committee and staff reviewed existing programs and statutes, gathered stakeholder input and evaluated the housing and infrastructure needs throughout Vermont.
VAHC has many projects for interested volunteers. We also host occasional teacher training sessions and educational programs for 4th-12th grade students. We are particularly interested in developing research projects with motivated undergraduate and graduate students. Our State Archaeologist is more than happy to provide guidance toward thesis and dissertation topics. VAHC occasionally sponsors paid and unpaid internships and opportunities for temporary employment.
VAHC houses artifact collections and archival sources in secure, climate-controlled rooms. These collections are based on excavations, and analyses of archaeological sites and represent every county in the state and every major period of Vermont’s 13,000-year history.
The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation maintains lists of Archaeology and Historic Preservation consultants who have met the Secretary of the Interior's Professsional Qualifications Standards (36 CFR Part 61). The qualifications define minimum education and experience required to perform identification, evaluation, registration, and treatment activities in Vermont. The consultants attend annual training.
What is the Vermont 'brand'? It is one of the question we like to ask ourselves the most.
Tourism By the Numbers
The Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing collects and compiles data on visitation, visitor spending, tax revenue generated and employment numbers, among other statistics, to define the economic impact of tourism in Vermont. A comprehensive 'benchmark' report is completed every two years, with top-level numbers published every year as shown in the table below.
Tourism in Vermont is a $3 billion industry, that supports over 30,000 jobs in Vermont, or 10% of Vermont's workforce. The Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing collects and compiles data on visitation, visitor spending, tax revenue generated and employment numbers, among other statistics, to define the economic impact of tourism in Vermont.
A comprehensive 'benchmark' report is published every two years to inform businesses and attractions about the latest travel trends in Vermont, as well as how visitors’ dollars are being spent.
Rehabilitating a historic building may seem daunting at first, but here are some resources to guide you.
National Park Service Preservation Briefs - Guidance on a variety of historic preservation issues.
National Park Service Preservation Tech Notes - Detailed technical information on restoring historic features.
The Vermont Archaeology Heritage Center is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am-4:00pm or by appointment. If you need assistance regarding collections or archives curated at VAHC, please contact Jess Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Historic preservation does not happen by chance, it requires the proper planning, foresight, and education to ensure the protection of Vermont’s historic resources. Effective preservation involves partners and the concerted involvement of many individuals and organizations. With a broad-based effort, thousands of historic resources can endure as landmarks to narrate this brave little state’s distinct sense of place.