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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Kayaking the Length of Lake Champlain: Teen Expeditions in 2020

This month, nineteen teenagers and two trip leaders have accomplished epic kayak expeditions, kayaking the length of Lake Champlain and reaching the Canadian border. An epic goal in a standard year, these voyages feel even more significant having been accomplished safely and successfully during a pandemic! We couldn’t be prouder of these intrepid teens and …

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Moving Thoughts to Action

By Susan Evans McClure, Executive Director As we grapple with systemic racism, police violence, and the legacy of slavery unfolding before our eyes, the work of a Maritime Museum on the shores of Lake Champlain can sometimes feel disconnected. But it is just at these moments that the core of our work as a history …

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