Whitehall on the Champlain Canal

Whitehall on the Champlain Canal

Friday, July 14, 2023 Explore the birthplace of the United States Navy by land and water through this brand-new outing in celebration of the Champlain Canal’s bicentennial. Opened in 1823, the Champlain Canal helped link the Hudson River to Lake Champlain and functioned as one of the region’s early “superhighways” of social and economic change….

Slate Valley

Slate Valley

Running approximately 24 miles along the border between New York and Vermont, the Slate Valley has been a source of slate since 1848 and is the only place in the world where such a wide variety of slate colors can be found. Over the past 160 years, this industry, which relied heavily on immigrant labor,…

Gems of Greenwich: A Heritage Capital in Washington County

Gems of Greenwich: A Heritage Capital in Washington County

The Washington County community of Greenwich is home to some of the area’s best and most vibrant architectural heritage in the southern part of the North Country. Greenwich’s National Register-listed village historic district boasts roughly 165 historic structures with a rich number of 19th and 20th century architectural styles ranging from Federal, Greek Revival, Italianate,…

Whitehall

Known as the “Birthplace of the U.S. Navy,” Whitehall, originally called Skenesborough, is a settlement that boasts many layers of military, canal, and railroad history.  Our outing will begin at the Skenesborough Museum, located in a 1917 canal terminal building.   After an introduction to the town’s history and the museum collections, participants will be…