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She further explained Ashmun worked to free slaves and brought them back to Liberia. The plaque is currently at the history center to be on display.

The town of Champlain will also be receiving a plaque that was created in 1938, for the 150th celebration of the town's founding - which lists the names of the town's founders.

Paquette hopes to also recognize David Patrick, a man from Colchester, Vt., with ties to Champlain, for his work with Glenwood Cemetery gazebo.

"The gazebo was at Pliny Moore house," she explained. "David feels it's the only original structure from Pliny Moore's days."

Various repairs have been done to the gazebo, with supervision from Patrick, yet according to Paquette, he feels enough of what made it special is still there.

Paquette is also hoping to have walking tours of Champlain, which she is working on with Steve Engelhart, executive director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage.

"He had a grant last year ... to do walking tours of some of the communities in Essex County," she explained. "Well, he'd like to do that in Clinton County. He particularly would like Champlain, because there are so many historic homes up here."

Paquette's main hope is for people to keep local history alive.

"People just lose history in a community," she said.

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