New ex­hibit ex­plains the im­pact of In­ter­state High­ways on Vermont

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The Vermont His­tory Mu­seum is now host­ing In­ter­pret­ing the In­ter­states, an ex­hibit aimed at un­der­stand­ing how the con­struc­tion of the In­ter­state High­way Sys­tem changed Vermont’s cul­ture and land­scape. Fea­tur­ing photographs from the Vermont State Archives and Records Ad­min­is­tra­tion taken from 1958 to 1878, this ex­hibit was pro­duced by the Land­scape Change Pro­gram at the Univer­sity of Vermont (­scape), a dig­i­tal ar­chive of dig­i­tal his­toric pho­tos and more.

Pub­lic Pro­grams Co­or­di­na­tor Amanda Gustin said, “We are pleased to re­ceive this ex­hibit from UVM’s Land­scape Change Pro­gram. It gives us a look at Vermont be­fore, dur­ing, and af­ter con­struc­tion. The changes brought to Vermont’s land­scape and cul­ture by the In­ter­state are a theme also fea­tured in our core ex­hibit, Free­dom & Unity and this new ex­hibit is a great way to look more closely at this topic.”

Vermont His­tory Mu­seum ad­mis­sion in­cludes ac­cess to this fas­ci­nat­ing look into the past. It’s free for Vermont His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety mem­bers. Call (802) 828-2291 for more in­for­ma­tion or check online: www. ver­mon­this­

The Vermont His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety is a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that op­er­ates the Vermont His­tory Mu­seum in Mont­pe­lier, the Leahy Li­brary, the Vermont Her­itage Gal­leries in Barre, and pro­gram­ming through­out the state. Es­tab­lished in 1838, its pur­pose is to reach a broad au­di­ence through out­stand­ing col­lec­tions and statewide out­reach. The Vermont His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety be­lieves that an un­der­stand­ing of the past changes lives and builds bet­ter com­mu­ni­ties. Visit the So­ci­ety’s web­site at www.ver­mon­this­

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