The Chimney Point, Mount Independence, and Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Sites in Vermont on the east side of Lake Champlain are set to open for the 2019 season on Saturday, May 25, at 10 am. These sites also host a variety of programs, exhibits, lectures, nature and history tours, and more. [Read more…] about Lake Champlain Area VT State Historic Sites Opening
The Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (Champlain Heritage) is seeking proposals for projects to protect, restore, interpret, and showcase the historical resources and cultural heritage of the Champlain Valley.
Champlain Heritage anticipates awarding over $100,000 across four grant categories: [Read more…] about Champlain Valley Cultural Heritage Grants Available
A guided walk focusing on the history of the area around the Lake Champlain Bridge has been set for Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 1 pm.
This event is the first of two “Points of Interest” guided bridge walks offered this year by the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison, Vermont, and Crown Point State Historic Site in Crown Point, New York. Site administrator Elsa Gilbertson (VT) and Thomas Hughes (NY), historian and president of the Crown Point State Historic Site friends group, lead the tour. [Read more…] about Lake Champlain Bridge Guided Walk July 22
This years Lake Champlain Maritime Festival has been set for July 26-29, at Waterfront Park in Burlington, VT.
The Festival is a four-day celebration of Lake Champlain, showcasing exhibits throughout sites on the Burlington Waterfront (Burlington Boathouse, Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center, Burlington’s Waterfront Park and more). [Read more…] about Lake Champlain Maritime Festival Set For July
The Champlain Longboats Program has announced their 18th annual Open House has been set for March 21st, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum boat shop at 4472 Basin Harbor Road in Vergennes, Vermont.
This year the participants are building a 32’, six-oared pilot gig, which takes its lines from TREFFRY, a pilot gig built in 1832 which still exists today. [Read more…] about Champlain Longboats Open House March 21st
Don Wickman, Director of the Kent-Delord House Museum in Plattsburgh will lead the program “Lake Champlain: A Visual and Historical Narrative” on Thursday, February 22nd at the Lake Champlain Basin Program office in Grand Isle VT. [Read more…] about Lake Champlain: A Visual and Historical Narrative
The focus here is on Commodore Thomas Macdonough, who was lauded nationally as a hero for his actions on Lake Champlain. On Plattsburgh’s museum campus (located on the former air base property), you’ll find the Battle of Plattsburgh Association’s War of 1812 Museum, and check out the schedule of events for the 2017 Battle of Plattsburgh commemoration running from September 7–10. There’s something for everyone, with plenty of great family venues. [Read more…] about Q&A: Test Your Battle of Plattsburgh Knowledge
Lakes to Locks Passage has completed the third in the series of Waterways of War guidebooks. Waterways of War: The Turning Point of the American Revolution focuses on the 1777 northern campaign of British General John Burgoyne. The book is also the centerpiece of a broader initiative to develop the Turning Point Trail, a narrated driving tour from Plattsburgh to Albany. [Read more…] about Lakes to Locks Passage: New York’s Great Northeast Journey
The summer season starts for Vermont’s Champlain Region State Historic Site on Saturday, May 27, 2017, with the opening of the Chimney Point, Mount Independence, and Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Sites at 9:30 am. [Read more…] about Vermont’s Champlain Region State Historic Sites Open May 27th
Fort Ticonderoga recently received a grant from the South Lake Champlain Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation to support regional youth maritime educational programs. Aboard the 60-foot touring Carillon, each 90-minute narrated boat tour focuses on the historical importance of the Lake Champlain waterway through centuries of history, and highlights elements of geography, natural history, and lake stewardship. This experience enables students to better grasp the strategic importance of the Champlain-Hudson corridor in the 18th century and its role in the founding of America. [Read more…] about Fort Ticonderoga Brings Education Onto Lake Champlain