The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum will be open from May 21–Oct. 16 with outside and indoor exhibits, summer camps and expeditions, historic replica boats, new public programs, and more.
In 2022, museum visitors, local adults, and youth can access:
- Free admission: The museum will be free for all visitors and open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Outside, indoor, and online exhibits: In 2022 the museum will open a new exhibit, “The Clean Water Act at 50” which explores this groundbreaking legislation, its impact on Lake Champlain, and how individuals can keep Lake Champlain healthy today. In addition, the museum will refresh several favorite exhibits with new research, objects, and stories including:
“Nebizun: Water is Life,” an exhibit curated by Vera Longtoe Sheehan and the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association which explores the Abenaki relationship to water as a fundamental element; the Hazelett Small Watercraft Center; and the 18th Century Blacksmithing Forge. Details on onsite and online exhibits are at www.lcmm.org/Museum
- Pay-What-You-Can Summer Camps and Expeditions: To ensure that all kids and teens have equal access to a great summer on Lake Champlain, all summer programs at the museum have a pay-what-you-can tuition model. Adventurous youth can join the museum to build their own kayak, learn about underwater archaeology, go on an overnight kayak or rowing expedition, and more. Families can browse and register for 2022 camps and expeditions at www.lcmm.org/Camps.