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July 16, 2008
Contact: Elsa Gilbertson, Regional Historic Site Administrator,
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SUMMER EVENING OPEN HOUSE AT CHIMNEY POINT
ADDISON, Vt. - What could be finer than enjoying a gentle summer evening
on the shores of Lake Champlain? To do just that, come to the eighth
annual "Evening to Remember" social at the Chimney Point State Historic
Site in Addison, Vermont, on Thursday, July 31, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
History and fun come together at this free open house, as we enjoy the
old Chimney Point tavern and summer resort.
Listen to lively music by members of the Seth Warner Mount Independence
Fife and Drum Corps. Visit with representatives of the nearby Crown
Point, NY, State Historic Site and DAR John Strong Mansion Museum.
Learn about the plans for the 400th anniversary next year of Samuel de
Champlain's arrival into the lake from Catherine Brooks, Cultural
Heritage Tourism coordinator at the Vermont Department of Tourism and
Marketing. Play period games, partake of light refreshments, and watch
the sun set over the lake. Children will enjoy the games and special
craft activities. Visit the museum and see the exhibits. Bring a kite
if there's a breeze or come dressed in costume from your favorite period
The event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.
Donations are appreciated.
The Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison is located at the foot
of the Lake Champlain Bridge, overlooking Lake Champlain. It was the
site of military installations in 1690, 1731, and during the Revolution.
Today a 1780s tavern building listed in the National Register of
Historic Places houses exhibits interpreting the Native American, French
colonial, and early American history of the area. The site is open
Wednesday through Sunday and Monday holidays, 9:30 to 5:00, through
October 13. Admission during regular hours is $3.00 for adults and free
for children under 15. It is located at the intersection of Vermont
Routes 125 and 17, on the shores of Lake Champlain at the foot of the
For further information about the event or Chimney Point, call (802)
759-2412 or visit: www.HistoricVermont.org/chimney
For more information about all the state-owned historic sites contact
John Dumville at (802) 828-3051.
For digital images contact Elsa Gilbertson at
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John P. Dumville
Historic Sites Operations Chief
Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
National Life Building, 2nd Floor
Montpelier, Vermont 05620-1201
Telephone: (802) 828-3051
Fax: (802) 828-3206
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The Vermont State Historic Sites: History Where It Happened
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