With over ten exhibition buildings on campus, as well as our waterfront, historic boats, and more, our exhibits explore key parts of Lake Champlain maritime history.
Want to explore exhibits online? Visit our Digital Exhibits library.
Planning a trip to the Museum or want to know what’s on view? Browse through our current onsite exhibits:
Women on the Water: Female Ferry Captains of Lake Champlain
Meet some of the female captains of the lake who took the helm on sail ferries, steamboats, and modern diesel-powered double-enders and helped shape life in the Champlain Valley.
Nebizun: Water is Life
This exhibit by the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association brings together works by Abenaki artists and artisans of the Champlain Valley that illustrate the Abenaki relationship to water and its importance to the health of the world.
Key to Liberty: The American Revolution in the Champlain Valley
Discover how a naval battle on Lake Champlain changed the outcome of the Revolutionary War.
Steam to Gasoline
Travel from the steamboat era on Lake Champlain through the evolution of the outboard motor, and usher in the automobile era with the 1929 Lake Champlain Bridge.
Hazelett Small Watercraft Center
Explore the history of small human-powered watercraft on Lake Champlain, featuring the towering Storm King ice yacht.
Nautical Archaeology Center and Conservation Lab
Dive into stories from some of Lake Champlain’s shipwrecks and meet an underwater archaeologist to learn how we decipher a wreck and preserve the boats and artifacts for future generations.
Take a close-up look at scale models of ships and related artifacts to better understand the evolution of boat building in the Champlain Valley over time.
Step back in time in this Adirondack cabin and explore stories of Women on the Water, including lighthouse keepers and lake explorers.
Maritime History Around Campus
Take a walk around our 3-acre campus and keep an eye out to discover unique maritime objects and landmarks from Lake Champlain.
The majority of the museum’s objects, research resources, works of art, and images that you will see on display and that are in our collections storage, have been given to the Museum, often after passing through several generations of local families, or as gifts from people and organizations who are eager to support the museum’s work.
If you would like to donate or share an object, collection or historical image with LCMM, please contact Eloise Beil, Director of Collections at firstname.lastname@example.org.