Become a Business Sponsor

Together with the support of our business and foundation partners, we have created one of the most engaging learning centers in the Champlain Valley. We connect local children, teens, and adults to their history, to their lake, and to each other. Through year-round programs, education, exhibits, and boats, we create opportunities for hands-on learning on the water and underwater.

In 2023 we continue to eliminate barriers to admission to the Museum. We welcome everyone to make personal connections to the lake and to learn from its history and ecology – for free! Join us in making this possible for our communities.

As a business sponsor, your company will support the development of our youth and our community. Your partnership helps make the Museum free for all visitors, ensures every family can send their child to summer camp, and expands outside and digital exhibit experiences. In addition, as a business partner you will have access to opportunities for support and connection for your employees. Sponsors receive meaningful recognition and employee benefits such as on-water excursions, discounts, team building, and group volunteering opportunities.

We look forward to working with you! To become a business sponsor or for more information, contact Lauren Ross, Director of Development at or at 802-475-2022 x115.

Free Admission Sponsor: $1,000

Make history free for everyone! Museum sponsors keep admission free for all visitors.

Five teens row as part of the rowing expedition

Youth Programs Partner: $2,500 – $5,000

Hundreds of local kids benefit from our pay-what-you-can policy or summer camps and teen expeditions! Youth Partners support year-round youth development programs in history, ecology
and archaeology.

Exhibit Sponsor: $7,500 – $10,000

Support the development of a new exhibit about canal boats and the people who lived and worked on them in the Champlain Valley. Exhibit sponsors will be acknowledged in the exhibit, scheduled to open in 2024.