Celebrate 400 years of the Champlain Valley

WILMINGTON On Friday, July 11 at 7 p.m., join guest speaker Margaret Gibbs, Director of the Essex County Historical Society and a member of the New York State Commission for the Quadricentennial, for Celebrating 400 Years: Samuel de Champlains Voyage to our Region. The event will be held at the Wilmington Community Center. Gibbs will speak about Samuel De Champlains voyage in our region in 1609 and show a slide presentation from the 1909 Champlain Region Tercentenary Celebration. She will also discuss the happenings of the 1959 (350 year) celebration, and give us some insight as to the plans for next years area celebrations. Refreshments will be served. The public is encouraged to attend. For further information, contact Karen Peters at 946-7586.

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