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 Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison, Vermont (at the Champlain Bridge and Crown Point) is set to host the Green Mountain Timekeepers Society on Sunday, August 11, from noon to 4 pm.
The Society’s experts will be on the porch to share the history of clocks and watches and how they can be repaired. [Read more…] about Historic Clocks and Watches Afternoon at Chimney Point
Chimney Point State Historic Site is set to host its first “Blast from the Past” program of 2019 on the porch. “How to Weed Your Attic” will take place on Sunday, July 21st, from 2 to 4 pm.
Archivists Elizabeth H. Dow and Lucinda P. Cockrell will share their insights and advice on how to “weed” your attic of junk, without destroying history. They will offer a presentation followed by questions. Attendees are welcome to bring items or photos of items to ask for advice.
Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison, Vermont, and Crown Point State Historic Site in Crown Point, New York are set to host a guided walk on Saturday, June 22 from 11 am to 1 pm. Site administrator Elsa Gilbertson (VT) and Lisa Polay, Crown Point site manager, will lead this “Points of Interest” guided bridge walk. [Read more…] about Guided Lake Champlain Bridge Walk, June 22
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 annual Northeastern Open Atlatl Championship weekend at the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison, Vermont has been set for September 21 to 23, 2018, part of Vermont’s Archaeology Month.
The event includes an atlatl-making workshop on Friday and basswood bark strip basket-making on Sunday, and demonstrations and the competition on Saturday. The Chimney Point field, on the shore of Lake Champlain, is set up for the accuracy and distance competitions. Contestants from all over New England and New York use an atlatl, an ancient spear-throwing tool, to test their prowess in accuracy and distance by throwing at a variety of targets. Event attendees can watch and cheer them on. [Read more…] about Atlatl Championship Weekend at Chimney Point
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
June 24 and 25, 2017, is the annual Amateur Radio Service Field Days across the country. Members of the Addison County Amateur Radio Association will be at the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison on Saturday, from 1 to 5 pm, and Sunday, from 9:30 am to 2 pm. They will set up a simulated emergency station, and will invite visitors and talk about what they are doing. [Read more…] about Ham Radio Field Days at Chimney Point This Weekend
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
Historians will lead guests on a tour of the archaeological sites of two early forts (1660, 1731) at Chimney Point in Addison, Vermont; the ruins of two forts (1734, 1759) in Crown Point, New York; and a Revolution War fort site (1776) in Orwell, Vermont. [Read more…] about ‘Five Formidable Forts’ Tour Set For September