The Saint Albans Museum is hosting their Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 22 , in the Bliss Room (third floor). The Museum is located at 9 Church Street in St. Albans.
The evening will begin with a complimentary pasta dinner at 6:00pm (advance reservations requested, please), followed by a brief meeting and Trustee elections at 6:30pm. After the conclusion of business (approximately 7pm), there will be a special presentation by Don Wickman, entitled “Lake Champlain Over the Years.”
This event is free, family-friendly, and open to the public. All current members of SAM are eligible to vote during the meeting.
Lake Champlain is one of the most historic bodies of water in the United States. Created through a series of geological events, it has now remained within its present banks for 10,000 years. Native Americans first occupied the shores, leaving their marks before the lake’s “discovery” over 400 years ago. Since 1607, the lake has been a site of military conflict, commerce and recreation. Vermont historian Don Wickman will feature tales of lake heritage coupled with illustrations.
“The purpose of the Saint Albans Museum I s to preserve the stories and memories that define our community,” said Alex Lehning, Executive Director. “We look forward to bringing community and Museum members together for a special evening to celebrate our work together, and to preview our summer schedule of programs and activities. We are especially excited to welcome Don Wickman to share stories of Lake Champlain, which represents a history that is so closely associated with St. Albans.”
SAM is a community non-profit with a mission to preserve and share the history and heritage of St. Albans and northwest Vermont through exhibitions, educational programs, arts performances, and special events.
The lecture is sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council, with additional support from Peoples Trust Co. and Hannaford.