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July 30, 2008

Contact: Elsa Gilbertson, Regional Historic Site Administrator,

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ADDISON, Vt. - The Chimney Point State Historic Site offers special
weekend afternoons through the season with hands on activities to enjoy
the many thousands of years of history at this historic location on lake
Champlain.  Every second Saturday (August 9, September 13, and October
11) is Second Saturdays.  On August 9, learn about the French colonial
past with games, French dress up basket for children, and what maps and
archeological artifacts can tell us.  On September 13, it's the annual
northeast open atlatl competition, and on October 11 biologist Elizabeth
Gilbert presents a program, "The Fameuse: How 'bout them Apples?," the
French or Chimney Point apple.

Every Sunday afternoon, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. until October 13 a variety of
special hands-on activities for all ages.  The site interpreter will
show you ancient stone tools and how to use an atlatl (an ancient
spear-thrower).  Enjoy exploring the artifact cart, playing period
games, or other fun activities.   

The Chimney Point State Historic Site on Lake Champlain in Addison is in
a late 1700s brick tavern listed in the National Register of Historic
Places and was the site of Native American and French colonial
occupation.  Exhibits and programs feature three early cultures in the
area: the Native Americans, French, and early American.  The site is
regularly open Wednesday through Sunday, 9:30 to 5:00, through October
13.  Admission is $3.00 for adults and free for children under 15.  The
site is located at the intersection of Vermont Routes 125 and 17 at the
foot of the Champlain Bridge.  For further information, call (802)

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/sites.   For more information about all the State-owned Historic Sites
contact John Dumville at (802) 828-3051.


John P. Dumville
Historic Sites Operations Chief
Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
National Life Building, 2nd Floor
Montpelier, Vermont 05620-1201
Telephone: (802) 828-3051
Fax: (802) 828-3206
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