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Researching Lake Champlain...
The Valcour Bay Research Project- XII
I

The Exhibit

Rediscovering a Moment in Time

The VBRP “Rediscovering a Moment in Time” exhibit will be on display at Saratoga National Historical Park during the winter of 2007 and spring of 2008.  The official opening of the exhibit takes place at the park’s Visitor Center on October 26, 2007.

The exhibit consists of interpretive panels and artifacts recovered by the VBRP team in 2001 and 2006.  Although many of the artifacts from the 2006 recovery are still undergoing conservation at the LCMM Lab, newly conserved articles of ordinance have been added to the display.  Also new to the exhibit is a 10’x7’ interpretive banner that will act as a backdrop for the New York’s exploded cannon.  Depicted on the banner is a contemporary image of the Battle of Valcour Island, a map of artifact scatter discovered by the VBRP team, images of recently discovered artifacts, and the movements of the New York at the time its cannon exploded.

“Rediscovering a Moment in Time” also interprets the formation and objectives of the Valcour Bay Research Project.  It explains how we conduct our underwater field research and details how our research has been enhanced by the study of historical records.

Since its initial opening in 2001, “Rediscovering a Moment in Time” has been a traveling exhibit.  It has been shared by both the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes, Vermont and the Clinton County Historical Association’s Museum at the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base.  The exhibit has also been displayed at Fort Ticonderoga and the Westford Museum in Westford, Massachusetts (the hometown of patriot Lieutenant Thomas Rogers). 

We’re very pleased and exited about the exhibit’s most recent move to the Saratoga National Historical Park.  Park visitors will have the opportunity to discover another crucial American battle as they tour the hallowed grounds of the Battle of Saratoga.

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The Battle of Lake Champlain
: The American Revolution on Lake Champlain

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