Lighthouses of Lake Champlain

Lighthouses of Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain has been called the “superhighway of the 19th century” because of its importance in connecting New York, New England, and Canada.  Ten lighthouses (all still standing) were built by the federal government between 1825 and 1874 in New York and Vermont to guide ships along this 120 mile watercourse. Each lighthouse is unique…

Looking for Timbuctoo

Looking for Timbuctoo

You may have heard of “Timbuctoo” but do you know where it is? With the help of Amy Godine and Margaret Bartley we will follow the trail. Inspired by outrage at a discriminatory state law which withheld the vote from black New Yorkers in 1846-57, abolitionist Gerrit Smith gifted 120,000 Adirondack acres to 3,000 black…

Two Hundred Years of Farming

Two Hundred Years of Farming

For more than 200 years, apples, cheese and butter, grain and corn, vegetables, oxen and dairy cows have been grown, managed, cultivated, and raised in the Champlain valley. On this southern Clinton County tour, embark on an agricultural adventure to explore a range of homesteads, Century Farms and barns dating from the early 19th century…