The geology of Clinton County has shaped the county’s history in complex ways. There are five major geologic rock types in the county, each mined for its beauty and strength. You can see them in the buildings. [Read more…] about The Geology of Clinton County and History
Chris Maron, the founding Executive Director of Champlain Area Trails (CATS), announced he will retire in December 2024 after 14 years. Under Maron’s leadership, CATS became an accredited land trust that developed miles of trails, protected land, publicized local hiking opportunities, and enabled thousands of people to connect with nature in New York’s Champlain Valley. [Read more…] about Founding Director of Champlain Area Trails Retiring
The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) seeks pre-proposals for projects and programs to protect, restore, interpret, and showcase the historical resources and cultural heritage of the Champlain Valley. [Read more…] about Lake Champlain Cultural Heritage Funds Available
The Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP) has issued a new Suffrage Passport Stamp Card to mark the 101st anniversary of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, with which women finally received the right to vote. [Read more…] about New Passport Stamp Card Commemorates Women’s Suffrage
The Champlain Valley Suffrage Centennial 2021 Auto Tour events are set for July 31st, August 6th-7th, August 14th, August 21st. The tour commemorates and celebrates the passing of the 19th Amendment in 1920 and recognizes and demonstrates the many ways women fought for the right to vote prior to 1920. [Read more…] about Champlain Valley Suffrage Auto Tours Set
The Northern Pathways Challenge celebrates trails in Clinton County, the northern part of the Champlain Valley. It goes along with the first Northern Champlain Valley Trail Map that CATS recently published. [Read more…] about Clinton County ‘Northern Pathways Challenge’ Launched
The Open Space Institute (OSI) has announced the permanent protection of forested land in the Towns of Chesterfield and Lewis in Essex County. [Read more…] about 2,200 Acres Protected In Split Rock Wildway, Eastern Adirondacks
The Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP) and Lake Champlain Basin Program awarded more than $200,000 in grants to organizations in Vermont, New York and Québec for projects that promote and protect the region’s history in 2020 and 2021.
Smuggling, bootlegging, and moonshining are among the stories of the Champlain Valley’s past that will be highlighted. [Read more…] about New Projects to Preserve, Celebrate Champlain Valley Heritage
The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum has unveiled a new logo, and announced their 2020 events schedule. This year the Museum is commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage by exploring female leaders in the Champlain Valley. [Read more…] about Champlain Maritime Museum 2020 Season Focused On Women
The Samuel de Champlain History Center has received a grant for $3,500 from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership.
The grant, made through CVNHP’s Collections Grant program, will fund the digitization, cataloging and preservation of the History Center’s photograph collection. [Read more…] about Champlain History Center Gets Collections Grant