Exhibits

AHS designs permanent and temporary museum-style exhibits to document, commemorate, and interpret archaeological sites, buildings, structures, and landscapes. We collect artifacts, photographs and materials, write text, design layouts, and oversee panel construction and installation. Our exhibits often serve as mitigation for project impacts to significant archaeological and historic resources.

Examples of AHS exhibits include:

  • Exhibit panel content and artifacts for "The Story Beneath Our Feet", the inaugural exhibit at the Education and Visitor Center at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield, Connecticut. 
  • Exhibit panels in five stations along CT Rail's Hartford Line
  • Exhibit panels at the Fitchburg Airport in Massachusetts when its new terminal was built
  • Exhibit panels at the Marshfield Airport in Massachusetts on the archaeological resources discovered when the runway was extended. AHS also produced the Marshfield Archaeology Project website.
  • Permanent installation in Trumbull State Park Museum, New London, Connecticut; on 19th-century torpedo boats discovered in an archaeological survey along the Thames River
  • Permanent installation at the Connecticut State Capitol, Hartford, Connecticut; on Connecticut’s legislative history
  • Permanent installation on the history of mental health treatment at Institute of Living, Hartford, Connecticut
  • Portable six-panel wall and kiosk exhibit on pre-contact Native American quartz toolmaking along the Pootatuck River in Newtown, Connecticut, designed to be moved around town
  • Historical markers for the Rhode Island Rochambeau War route 
  • Marker for historic creamery, Andover, Connecticut

 "The Story Beneath Our Feet" exhibit, Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, Wethersfield, Connecticut, photograph by Peter Brown

 

Fitchburg Airport exhibit, Fitchburg, Massachusetts

  

Archaeology exhibit, Marshfield Airport, Marshfield, Massachusetts

 

Exhibit panel in the Wallingford Station, CT Rails Hartford Line, Wallingford, Connecticut