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Sat 19 Aug
Fascinating Fossils of the Champlain Valley
Saturday, August 19, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Crown Point State Historic Site
(518) 597-4666

Join renowned Professor Emeritus Nancy Budd as she explains the geology, biology, and ancient ecosystem of the Champlain Valley. After a 45-minute presentation in the Museum's theater, program participants will find and identify fossils in the rock exposures at the historic site. Most fossils in the Champlain Valley are approximately 460 million years old and are remnants of what was once a shallow sea along the edge of the Adirondacks. The climate of the Champlain Valley was subtropical, and the fossils include a diverse group such as sponges, brachiopods, gastropod snails, bivalves, and trilobites and many others. $10

Sun 24 Sep
Points of Interest: Historian-Narrated Bridge Tour
Sunday, September 24, 2017 01:00 PM
Crown Point State Historic Site
(518) 597-4666

Narrated history tour of the sights visible when walking across the Lake Champlain Bridge. Enjoy the views and learn about the nearly 9,000 years of human history at this important and beautiful location on Lake Champlain. The channel here made this one of the most strategic spots on Lake Champlain for the Native Americans for millennia, and for the colonial French, British, and early Americans. 1 pm Rain or shine, $6.