Celebrating 400 years of Crossing Boundaries and Creating Futures
Join with us in remembering the women who worked to develop the Champlain River Valley over the past 400 years. These essays explore women's lives from the era of European settlement to the present time in the beautiful state of Vermont.
Louise de Ramezay(1705-1776) was a seigneur, entrepreneur, and property owner in early New France.
Jeanne Mance (1606-1673) was a French laywoman who co-founded the city of Montreal, as well as North American’s first hospital.
Helene Boulle (1598-1654) was a French noblewoman who married explorer Samuel de Champlain, and lived in New France in the 1600s.
Abenaki Woman: a description of the life of an Abenaki woman living at the lower falls of the Winoskik in the early 1600s.
Augusta Woodruff Brown(1840-1937) was an artist from Brooklyn, New York who explored Lake Champlain on a freight canal boat in 1895.
Elizabeth Hubbell Fiske(1859-1927) was an innovative Vermont weaver and textile business owner in the early part of the 20th century.
Florence Duncan Weld (1883-1965) was a longstanding and influential director of YWCA Camp Hochelaga, in South Hero, VT.
Sadie White(1901-1999) was a well-known community organizer and politician in Burlington, VT during the mid-20th century.
Cora Archambault(1904-unknown) spent her early years traveling on Lake Champlain with her family of canal boat operators.
Lois McClure (b. 1926) has been a significant contributor to education resources about Lake Champlain, including the Echo Science Center.
Michelle Choiniere (b.1965) is a Franco-American singer-songwriter and teacher who celebrates the tradition of Canadian folk music.
Melody Walker (b. 1983) Walker is an Abenaki educator, leader, and living history volunteer in Jeffersonville, Vermont.
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