New exhibit explains the impact of Interstate Highways on Vermont
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 ( www.uvm.edu/landscape), 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. vermonthistory.org.
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.vermonthistory.org.