A Rowing Season to Remember

We’d like to take a moment today to celebrate our adult rowing community. Despite a pandemic and strict new safety guidelines, our adult rowers were able to have a shortened yet wonderful season. Whether it was for Tuesdays’ advanced Rowing for Racing club, Thursdays’ relaxed Community Rowing club, or special outings, this group found a …

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After the 19th Amendment: Modern Movements for Women’s Rights

Over the past week we have been exploring the history of the fight for women’s suffrage in the Champlain Valley at 100 years. What about the legacy after the pivotal passage of the 19th Amendment? Most women have been able to vote in 25 presidential elections (today marks the 26th!), as well as many important …

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Vermont and the Fight for Suffrage

2020 marks an important election anniversary for the United States of America: it marks 100 years since women won the right to vote. That’s 25 presidential elections that most women have been able to vote in since the passage of the 19th Amendment, as well as many important federal and local elections. To mark this important …

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Suffrage in the Champlain Valley: A Complex Movement

Women entered new political spheres in the 19th and early 20th centuries by advocating for social causes that were important to them, including abolition, temperance, and the fight for suffrage. These movements became linked with changing 19th century ideas about women’s roles in society. With the opening of the canal system in the mid-19th century, …

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Women’s Suffrage in the Champlain Valley

(Top image credit: Woman Suffrage Procession, Washington, D.C. Official program woman suffrage procession. Washington, D. C. March 3. Washington, 1913. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, www.loc.gov/item/rbpe.20801600/.) 2020 marks an important election anniversary for the United States of America: it marks 100 years since women won the right to vote. That’s 25 presidential elections …

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Sunken Steamboat Reveals New Secrets

This past weekend avocational diver Gary Lefebvre of Colchester, VT, identified some unusual wreckage off Colchester Shoal in Lake Champlain using a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Lefebvre brought footage of the discovery to the attention of Chris Sabick, our Director of Research and Archaeology, who identified the wreckage as the remains of one of two …

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