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Crown Point museum to open

Historic site ready for 2013

The staff of the Crown Point State Historic Site readies for its 2013 season. The historic site museum, located on the New York State end of the Lake Champlain Bridge in Crown Point, will open Saturday May 11.

The staff of the Crown Point State Historic Site readies for its 2013 season. The historic site museum, located on the New York State end of the Lake Champlain Bridge in Crown Point, will open Saturday May 11.

— The bird banding station was established by J.M.C. “Mike” Peterson. The banding is led this year by licensed master bander Gordon E. Howard, a professor in the department of parks, recreation and tourism management at Clemson University in South Carolina. The bird banding station operates under a permit from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation with the cooperation of Crown Point State Historic Site.

The site will also take part in some special events.

Crown Point Historic Site employees will participate in the town of Crown Point’s Memorial Day Parade, which this year celebrates the town’s 225th anniversary.

The site will also host its annual “French and Indian War Encampment at Crown Point” Aug. 10-11.

“Other public events are also being planned, some co-sponsored by the non-profit Friends of Crown Point State Historic Site,” Hughes said. “The site offers a spacious covered pavilion with a lake view for guests interested in picnicking or grilling.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees 179 state parks and 35 historic sites, including the Crown Point State Historic Site. For more information about the agency, call 474-0456 or visit www.nysparks.com.

Crown Point State Historic Site is administered for the agency by the Saratoga – Capital District region.

For information on the Friends of Crown Point State Historic Site go online at www.friendsofcrownpoint.org.

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