Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) will open for the 2023 season on Saturday, May 20th. The museum will be open daily with free admission from May 20th through October 15th. [Read more…] about Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Opening May 20th
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Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Director Leaving Post for Vermont Arts Council
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Executive Director Susan Evans McClure, will be leaving the Museum April 21 to become Executive Director at the Vermont Arts Council. [Read more…] about Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Director Leaving Post for Vermont Arts Council
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Virtual Archaeology Conference
The second annual Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Virtual Archaeology Conference will take place on February 16 from 1 to 4 pm as the Museum’s archaeology team and research partners will be sharing the newest and latest discoveries from their work at Lake Champlain. [Read more…] about Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Virtual Archaeology Conference
Exhibit, Activities Mark Clean Water Act 50th Anniversary
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is marking the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Clean Water Act of 1972 this summer with a new exhibit and public activities.
In tandem with partners around the Champlain Valley, the exhibit and activities give the public the chance to celebrate the importance of clean water through history, action, and educational events. [Read more…] about Exhibit, Activities Mark Clean Water Act 50th Anniversary
Abenaki Heritage Weekend at Champlain Maritime Museum
The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum will host an Abenaki Heritage Weekend, exploring the Abenaki perspective on life in the Champlain Valley, set for June 18th and 19th. [Read more…] about Abenaki Heritage Weekend at Champlain Maritime Museum
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum to Reopen For Free May 21st
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum has announced that they will remain free for all visitors for the 2022 season. The museum will be open from May 21st through October 16th with outside and indoor exhibits, summer camps and expeditions, historic replica boats, new public programs, and more. [Read more…] about Lake Champlain Maritime Museum to Reopen For Free May 21st
Replica Canal Schooner Lois McClure Being Retired, Dismantled
In October 2023, after 20 years of service, the replica sailing canal schooner Lois McClure will be retired, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum announced today. The original Lois McClure was built in 1862.
The replica was initiated in 2001 and launched in 2004 with the goal of better understanding the region’s unique nineteenth century sailing canal schooners, which allowed travel on the region’s narrow canals and sailing on open waters.
Since it’s launch the replica schooner toured the region bringing this history to local communities around Lake Champlain and connecting waterways. [Read more…] about Replica Canal Schooner Lois McClure Being Retired, Dismantled
Virtual Archaeology Conference To Focus On Arnold’s Bay, Lake Champlain
The Arnold’s Bay site on Lake Champlain is where, in 1776, General Benedict Arnold burned the remaining vessels of the American fleet to prevent their capture by the British during the last engagement in the northern theatre at the end of the American Revolution’s 1776 campaign season.
Research goals for this project were to use remote sensing techniques underwater and on land to define site boundaries and locate battlefield features. During the 2021 season, Museum archaeologists started survey work onsite, worked in collaboration with Stockbridge-Munsee Community and Abenaki leaders, and partnered with a Advanced Metal Detecting for the Archaeologist group to lead a course in metal detecting on the terrestrial portion of the battlefield.
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Champlain Valley Suffrage Auto Tours Set
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
Women at the Helm: The Maritime Museum’s New Digital Exhibit
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum has launched a new exhibit: Women at the Helm, celebrating women leaders of the Champlain Valley from the 18th century to today. [Read more…] about Women at the Helm: The Maritime Museum’s New Digital Exhibit