Grant Results

CVNHP grants have helped dozens of communities preserve their heritage for future generations: Photo: Crandall Public Library

Since 2008 CVNHP has awarded nearly 200 grants that support projects by museums, historical societies, and other community partners to interpret and protect historic and recreation resources in the region. These funds have supported a variety of projects, from artifact restoration to internships. Many of the projects have produced media and other outreach materials. Several of these are highlighted in the Featured Grants section. A complete list of grants awarded by CVNHP is included below.

View the full list of 2021 CVNHP Grants →

Featured Grants

Smart Phones & Storytelling

The Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington, Vermont developed a video that tells the story of Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys taking the Fort at Crown Point and “liberating” 111 cannons that would be essential to the colonies’ efforts at the beginning of the Revolutionary War. The video—available in French and English—was designed to be used on smartphones.
Watch Ethan & the Boys @ Crown Point Ethan Allen Homestead →

Franco-American Songbook

The Vermont Folklife Center cataloged the songbook collection of Vermont Franco-American sing/activist Martha Pellerin’s. The collections consists of nine manuscript songbooks that include the lyrics of 229 French songs from oral tradition. The VFC scanned the contents of the nine songbooks, translated all song texts into English, paired song texts with existing recordings, built a database with multiple searchable fields, and created an online portal for public access to the collection.
View the Vermont Franco-American Songbook Collection

Queen City Radio Hour

As part of the Lake Champlain Quadricentennial celebrations Burlington City Arts in Vermont, produced a radio variety show with Tom Bodett as the host. The show featured several skits, including a tall-tale featuring Samuel de Champlain. The program included music from The Horse Flies, Anais Mitchell, and Quebec’s Lost Fingers.
Listen to the Queen City Radio Hour (Feb. 28, 2009) →
Listen to the Queen City Radio Hour Returns (Sept. 7, 2009) →

Champlain 400 Vermont Public Radio

Vermont Public Radio broadcast live from the Champlain International Waterfront Festival in Burlington, Vermont. Host Jane Lindholm began the show with the announcement that it was airing live from the Festival and describe the Festival’s purpose. She will also interviewed David Hackett Fischer, the author of Champlain’s Dream, the definitive biography of Samuel de Champlain and took calls and questions from listeners and those in attendance at the Festival broadcast.
Listen to VPR’s coverage of the Quadricentennial →

Grants Database

This list of CVNHP grants includes all grants awarded since 2008. Links to project summaries, where available, are included.

YearProgramProject NameOrganizationAwardProject Summary
2008Implementation GrantLois McClure's Quadricentennial TourLake Champlain Maritime Museum$10,000View
2008QuadricentennialBluff Point Wayside Interpretive Sign ProjectClinton Community College$3,910View
2008QuadricentennialFrom the Center of the World: A Celebration of Lake ChamplainEssex County Historical Association$4,810View
2008QuadricentennialThe NARROWS, An interpretive guide for boaters (French Translation)Lakes to Locks Passage$3,250View
2008Quadricentennial1609: Navigating the Champlain ValleyLake Champlain Maritime Museum$5,000View
2008Implementation GrantFleming Museum Quadricentennial ExhibitionUVM Fleming Museum$10,000View
2008Implementation GrantPlattsburgh Heritage GuideCity of Plattsburgh$9,500View
2008QuadricentennialNative Ways and Franco American Days in the Champlain Islands: Island Arts’ Quadricentennial CelebrationIsland Arts$5,000View
2008QuadricentennialYoung Writers Project Quad ProjectYoung Writers Project$5,000View
2008QuadricentennialWhen the French Were Here (Match combined with 2009 Quadricentennial Grant)Champlain College$10,000View
2009QuadricentennialWhen the French Were HereChamplain College$5,000
2008QuadricentennialPellerin Songbook ProjectVermont Folklife Center$5,000View
2008QuadricentennialSt Albans Franco-American Heritage FestivalSt Albans For the Future Inc.$5,000View
2008Implementation GrantThe Architecture of the Champlain ValleyAARCH$10,000View
2008Implementation GrantSmart Phones and StorytellingEthan Allen Homestead$5,485View
2008Implementation GrantRokeby Museum Farmstead ExhibitsRokeby Museum$4,000View
2008Implementation GrantChamplain Waterfront Festival - July 11th Signature Event ParadeBurlington City Arts$10,000View
2008Implementation GrantSt Albans Franco-American Heritage FestivalSt Albans For the Future Inc.$10,000View
2008Implementation GrantQueen City Radio Hour - Champlain Celebration EditionsKingdom County Productions$5,000View
2008QuadricentennialLake Champlain Native American ConferenceSt Michael's College$5,000View
2008QuadricentennialLois McClure Visit to Rouses Point, NYRouses Point/Champlain Hist. Society$4,045View
2008Implementation GrantWaterways of War: Military Heritage of Champlain ValleyFort Ticonderoga$10,000View
2008Implementation GrantClosing the Missing Link on the Island LineLocal Motion$5,000View
2009QuadricentennialThe Legacy of the Lake and It's PeopleClinton Community College$5,500View
2009QuadricentennialWaterfront Festival Signature Event ParadeBurlington City Arts$25,000View
2009QuadricentennialWaterfront Festival Signature Event Free ProgramsBurlington City Arts$25,000
2009QuadricentennialWaterfront Festival Signature Event Free Pageant (Matched with 2 other BCA Grants)Burlington City Arts$17,750
2009Quadricentennial2009 Champlain Quad. Commemorative PublicationEssex County Historical Association$25,000View
2009QuadricentennialFrench Heritage DayAddison County CoC$5,000View
2009QuadricentennialSamuel de Champlain Monument Interpretive Panel ProjectTown of Champlain Quad Committee$1,700View
2009QuadricentennialQuadentennial Event Broadcast CoverageVermont Public Radio$2,500View
2009QuadricentennialSamuel de Champlain Monument Legacy ProjectTiconderoga Historical Society$14,000View
2009Quadricentennial400 Reasons to visit New York's Adirondack CoastROOST$16,250View
2009QuadricentennialBattle of Plattsburgh Commoration ParadeBattle of Plattsburgh Association$5,500View
2009QuadricentennialImprovements at the Champlain ParkCity of Plattsburgh$10,000View
2009QuadricentennialLCMM Participation in the Burlington International Waterfront FestivalLake Champlain Maritime Museum$17,750View
2009QuadricentennialDead Reckoning - Champlain in AmericaMountain Lake PBS$10,000View
2009QuadricentennialQuadricentennial Audio/Video Interpretation ProjectLakes to Locks Passage$10,000View
2009QuadricentennialJ'aime NY: A Bilingual Guide to the French Heritage of NYSAATF$10,000View
2009QuadricentennialFestival of Nations Signature EventLake Champlain Committee$10,000View
2008Implementation GrantIndigenous Expressions: Winter GateringECHO$10,000View
2019Conservation & CommunityExploring the Natural History of Lake Champlain’s Salmonid SpeciesLake Champlain Maritime Museum$7,500
2019Conservation & CommunityMissisquoi River Public Access PlatformMissisquoi River Basin Association$6,395
2019Conservation & CommunityGateway to the Missisquoi: An Interpretive Signage Project for Mansonville, QuebecNorthern Forest Canoe Trail$3,408
2019Local Heritage GrantsIsland Line Rail Trail Geographic Interpretive Panels of the Adirondack and Green MountainsLocal Motion$7,500
2010Quad Legacy GrantsFort Ticonderoga: Cultures in ContactFort Ticonderoga$9,823View
2010Quad Legacy GrantsChansons and Fiddle Tunes: Franco-American Music on VermontVermont Folklife Center$10,000View
2010Quad Legacy GrantsNative American Writers SeriesAdirondack Center for Writing$8,000View
2010Quad Legacy GrantsConservation and Archiving of the Champlain QuadricentennialTown of Champlain$10,000View
2010Quad Legacy GrantsThe Vermont Indigenous SummitWhite Pine Association$9,750View
2010Quad Legacy GrantsLegacy of the Champlain 400 Waterfront CelebrationBurlington City Arts$10,000View
2010Quad Legacy Grants2109 Time CapsuleBurlington Parks & Recreation$10,000View
2010Quad Legacy GrantsQuadricentennial Legacy: Dead Reckoning ~ Champlain in AmericaMountain Lake PBS$10,000View
2010Quad Legacy GrantsThe Vermont Indigenous Ethnobotany ProjectAbenakis Helping Abenakis$9,959View
2010Quad Legacy GrantsInstallation of four new computer-based oral history listening stations on the steamboat Ticonderoga at Shelburne MuseumShelburne Museum$3,318View
2010Quad Legacy GrantsResearch & Interpretation of Clinton County’s Native American and Franco-American HeritageClinton County Historical Association$10,000View
2010Quad Legacy GrantsExploring 9,000 Years of Human History at Chimney PointUVM Consulting Archaeology$9,973View
2012Education & Outreach GrantFire Towers and Land StewardshipEssex County Historical Association$5,000View
2013Implementation GrantFire Towers and Land StewardshipLakes to Locks Passage$5,000
2012Education & Outreach GrantLake Champlain Bikeways Theme Loop MapsLake Champlain Bikeways$3,500View
2013Implementation GrantSouthern CVNHP Bicycle Route BrochureLake Champlain Bikeways$3,000
2012Education & Outreach GrantFirst Wednesdays Champlain Public LecturesVermont Humanities Council$4,000View
2013Implementation GrantFirst Wednesdays Champlain Public LecturesVT Humanities Council$4,000
2012Education & Outreach GrantNew France in New YorkFort Ticonderoga$3,000View
2013Implementation GrantNew France in New YorkFort Ticonderoga$3,500
2013Implementation GrantInterpretation of Lake Champlain FisheriesChittenden County Planning$5,000View
2013Implementation GrantGeorgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz in Lake George-A Sense of PlaceLake George Historical Association$5,000View
2013Implementation GrantCamp Santanoni Interpretive GuideAARCH$5,000View
2013Implementation GrantCatholic Summer Schools of America Digital ExhibitClinton County Historical Association$5,000View
2013Implementation GrantFire Engine Hand Pumper Folk ArtManchester Historical Society$4,400View
2013Implementation Grant150th Anniversary of the Jane Stickle Quilt ExhibitionBennington Museum$5,000View
2013Implementation GrantVermont Welcomes Homes its Heroes of Gettysburg18th Vermont Regiment Inc.$4,946View
2013Implementation GrantThe Wonders of Fly FishingAmerican Museum of Fly Fishing$5,000View
2013Implementation GrantMarjorie Lansing Porter Collection Multi-Media ProjectTAUNY$5,000View
2014Local Heritage GrantsManchester Heritage ProjectBurr & Burton Academy$5,000View
2014Commemoration GrantsJohn Smith Legacy ProjectFriends of Northern Lake Champlain$5,000View
2014Local Heritage GrantsThe History of the Plattsburgh Barracks, Digital ExhibitClinton County Historical Association$2,500View
2014Commemoration GrantsClinton County Civil War Record, 1861-1865, Digital ExhibitClinton County Historical Association$5,000View
2014Commemoration GrantsRabble in Arms 2014: The Attack on Fort CassinLake Champlain Maritime Museum$5,000View
2014Commemoration GrantsA New Horse for a New CountryBronx County Historical Society$4,600View
2014Local Heritage GrantsPathways: Past/PresentBurlington City Arts$5,000View
2014Water TrailOtter Creek OdyessyLake Champlain Maritime Museum$5,000View
2014Local Heritage GrantsInvesting in the Futue by Studying the PastEthan Allen Homestead$2,000View
2014Commemoration GrantsThe War of 1812: The Champlain Valley and the Conflict that Redefined North AmericaWhallonsburg Civil Associaton$1,975View
2014Local Heritage GrantsNulhegan Youth Drummers/DancersAbenakis Helping Abenakis$2,500View
2014Commemoration GrantsSaint Albans Raid 150th Anniversary Education & Outreach KitSt Albans Museum$5,000View
2014Commemoration GrantsBattle of Plattsburgh CommemorationBattle of Plattsburgh Association$5,000View
2014Commemoration GrantsFourth of July Civil War and War of 1812 commemorationTown of Manchester$4,500View
2014Local Heritage GrantsHistory Comes Alive! Youth Engagement in Local History through the ArtsFlynn Center for the Arts$5,000View
2014Commemoration GrantsA Fire Never ExtinguishedVermont Humanities Council$18,222View
2014Local Heritage GrantsSaint Albans Raid Walking Tour AppSt Albans Museum$2,500View
2014Local Heritage GrantsTrapping Boats of Lake ChamplainHenry Sheldon Museum$4,900View
2015Water Trail Grants
Water Trail Grants
Northern Forest CanoeTrail Stewardship Internship ProgramNorthern Forest Canoe Trail$7,500View
2015Water Trail Grants
Water Trail Grants
Winooski River Map and GuideFriends of The Winooski River$7,500View
2014Local Heritage GrantsUp the CreekLake Champlain Maritime Museum$5,000View
2015Water TrailChamplain Rowing ProgramLake Champlain Maritime Museum$5,000
2019Collections GrantsSouth Champlain Historical Ecology Project – 3D Imaging SubprojectCastleton University (SCHEP)$9,000
2019Local Heritage GrantsBattle of Plattsburgh Military MusterKent Delord House Museum$2,000
2019Internship GrantsLibrary Cataloging InternshipAdirondack Experience$5,000
2019Internship GrantsSummer Graduate Fellow in EducationFort Ticonderoga$5,000
2019Local Heritage GrantsAbenaki Picture-book DictionaryThe Endangered Alphabets Project$4,750
2019Collections GrantsShelburne Historical Society Document Scanning and Exhibit Development ProjectShelburne Historical Society$3,800
2019Local Heritage GrantsSheldon Historic Main Street HomesSheldon Historical Society$4,000
2019Conservation & CommunityInternational Lake Champlain Tasting TrailVermont Fresh Network$7,450
2019Conservation & Community“Year of the Salmon”– A Community Generated MovieSwanton Arts Council$4,000
2020Making of NationsBecause of Women Like Her…League of Women Voters of Vermont$7,500
2020Collections GrantsFurthering Bixby’s Collections Management Plan: NAGPRA Compliance and RepatriationBixby Library$7,480
2017Local Heritage GrantsA Guide to the Architecture of the AdirondacksAARCH$5,000View
2018Making of NationsSeeds of Renewal Programming & ExhibitionVermont Historical Society$5,000
2018Making of NationsThe Abenaki Harvest CelebrationECHO$5,000
2018Local Heritage GrantsRevitalizing Franco-American Song in the Champlain Valley of VermontVermont Folklife Center$5,000View
2018Local Heritage GrantsLamoille River Paddlers Trail Waterproof Map and GuideVT River Conservancy$4,934
2018Local Heritage GrantsWarren County 360Warren County Historical Society$5,000
2016Conservation & CommunityConnecting Communities to Conserved Land Along The Gihon and Lamoille RiversVermont River Conservancy$5,000View
2016Local Heritage GrantsVermont Music Heritage Accessibility ProjectBig Heavy World$5,000View
2016Local Heritage GrantsWomen’s Suffrage in the Lake George, Lake Champlain BasinLake George Historical Association$5,000View
2016Conservation & CommunityCollections and Recollections: Preserving Peter Barranco’s LegacyLake Champlain Maritime Museum$5,000View
2016Local Heritage GrantsIndigenous Champlain Basin Horticulture a Student ExperienceECHO$5,000View
2016Local Heritage GrantsThe Farming ProjectHubbard Hall Center for Arts & Education$5,000View
2016Local Heritage GrantsPrehistoric Ecology and Culture of the Northern Lake Champlain BasinFriends of MNWR$5,000View
2016Conservation & CommunityPermanent Collection ConservationClinton County Historical Association$5,000View
2016Conservation & CommunityReclaiming Lost Centuries of Native American Presence in Lake GeorgeLake George Historical Association$5,000View
2016Local Heritage GrantsInterpreting the Champlain Valley Trapping BoatPatricial A Hannaford Career Center$5,000View
2016Conservation & CommunityBrownway Conservation Area Access Enhancement ProjectNorthern Forest Canoe Trail$5,000View
2017Local Heritage GrantsPlattsburgh Power: History and Action for the FutureFriends of Saranac River Trail$2,500View
2017Local Heritage GrantsWaterway Stage CollaborativeECHO$5,000View
2018Local Heritage GrantsYouth Experience: History & Impact of Local Interstate Road DevelopmentAnderson Falls Heritage Society (AFHS)$1,000View
2017Local Heritage GrantsHistory Comes Alive: Youth Engagement in Local History through the ArtsFlynn Center for the Arts$5,000View
2017Local Heritage GrantsKids to the HomesteadEthan Allen Homestead$2,500View
2017Corridor of CommerceEstablishment of Infrastructure for the US LaVallee Historic Dive PreserveLake Champlain Maritime Museum$5,000View
2017Corridor of CommerceHistoric Commercial Heritage of Orwell, VT through Interpretive Dance & Multimedia TimelineOrwell Village School$2,099View
2017Corridor of CommerceBoats, Travel & Trains: The Kent-Delord House and Lake ChamplainKent Delord House$1,875View
2017Local Heritage GrantsLogging at the Bend in the RiverWarren County Historical Society$5,000View
2017Corridor of CommerceMissisquoi River Corridor of Commerce - Swanton Heritage Water TrailNorthern Forest Canoe Trail$5,000View
2017Corridor of CommerceThe Feeder Canal StoryChapman Historic Museum$5,000View
2017Corridor of CommerceBattenkill InspiredCrandall Public Library$5,000View
2018Local Heritage Grants“A New Approach to Teaching the Battle of Bennington to Middle School Students of the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union”Bennington Museum$5,000View
2018Making of NationsLoyal Legacy: Conserving and Displaying the Camp Colors of the Royal Highland EmigrantsFort Ticonderoga Assn$5,000View
2018Making of NationsThe Loyalists Trail ProjectFestifolies en Armandie$5,000View
2018Local Heritage GrantsThe Green Mountain Boys: Founders of the Vermont RepublicEthan Allen Homestead Museum$5,000View
2018Making of NationsLake Champlain Region Border Map ProjectConseil Économique et Tourisme Haut-Richelieu$5,000View
2015Water Trail Grants
Water Trail Grants
Lamoille River Paddlers' TrailVermont River Conservancy$7,500View
2017Corridor of CommerceSteamboats in the Champlain Valley: A Bicentennial Project for StudentsTiconderoga Historical Society$5,000View
2017Environmental Monitoring and Recreational AssessmentMissisquoi River Basin Association$6,000View
2018Making of NationsBattle of Plattsburgh Military MusterKent Delord House$1,400View
2019Internship GrantsJane Beck Folklife Fellowship—Archival FellowshipVermont Folklife Center$5,000
2019Local Heritage GrantsLake George on the WaterCrandall Public Library$5,085
2019Collections GrantsFurthering Bixby Library’s Collections Management PlanBixby Memorial Free Library$5,200
2019Internship GrantsEducation FellowshipSt. Albans Museum$5,000
2010Quad Legacy GrantsIndigenous Expressions: Contemporary Native Peoples of the Lake Champlain Basin Audio ProjectECHO$10,000
2014Local Heritage GrantsLife in St Albans VT Community; Fall 1864St Albans City School$2,500
2016Local Heritage GrantsFlim-a-Lim-a-Lee: Local Heritage Through MusicTAUNY$5,000
2016Local Heritage GrantsSettlers of Champlain Valley: Lost and Found (Exhibit and Brochure)Town of Champlain$2,498
2017Local Heritage GrantsNew York's Franco-American Heritage through Song: From Warfare to WorkplaceAATF$5,000
2020Special ProgramChamplain Valley Suffrage Centennial MotorcadeChapman Museum$15,000
2020Making of NationsSesquicentennial of the 1870 Fenian Attack on CanadaSt Albans Museum (Fenian Historical Society)$7,500
2020Collections GrantsPavilion Collections ProjectFort Ticonderoga Association$7,500
2020Internship GrantsMaritime Trades InternshipFort Ticonderoga Association$5,000
2020Making of NationsVoting for our Voices: Sharing the stories of women’s suffrage and civil rightsFriends of Crown Point Historic Site$5,000
2020Making of NationsVermont’s African American Heritage Trail and Its Neighbors in New York and QuebecALANA Community Organization (Hildene)$7,500
2020Making of NationsLadies of the Lake – Women Captains on Lake ChamplainLake Champlain Maritime Museum$7,500
2020Special ProgramPlanning and Preparation for the 2020 Season of Canal Schooner Lois McClureLake Champlain Maritime Museum$35,000
2020Special ProgramSaving SpitfireLake Champlain Maritime Museum$20,000
2020Internship GrantsInternship in Nautical Archaeology and Historic Preservation: Lake Champlain SteamboatsLake Champlain Maritime Museum$5,000
2020Collections GrantsThe Lake George Historical Association Inventory Collections InitiativeLake George Historical Association$7,500
2020Collections GrantsMount Independence Artifact Conservation ProjectMount Independence Coalition$7,500
2020Local Heritage GrantsYouth & Student Engagement with the North Country Underground Railroad Historical AssociationNCUGRHA$7,500
2020Collections GrantsDigitizing and Preserving Champlain's Photographic HeritageSamuel de Champlain History Center$3,500
2020Internship GrantsFranco-American History and Collections InternshipSamuel de Champlain History Center$2,500
2020Making of NationsWomen of Shelburne: Community Builders, Past to PresentShelburne Historical Society$1,150
2020Internship GrantsGraduate Internship Program for the Ticonderoga Historical SocietyTiconderoga Historical Society$5,000
2021Internship GrantsAdirondack Experience Library Ephemera and Oral History Processing InternshipAdirondack Experience$5,000
2021Local Heritage GrantsYouth Radio Program Exploring Modernization of Historic Vermont Teen Center ModelBig Heavy World$4,000
2021Corridor of CommerceBrome-Missiquoi's Prohibition Heritage CircuitCentre Local de Développement (CLD) de Brome-Missisquoi$7,500
2021Collections GrantsProject to Replace WindowsClinton County Historical Association$4,400
2021Corridor of CommerceClinton County Prohibition Era Rum Across the Border RevisitedClinton County Historical Association*$7,500
2021Collections GrantsAdirondack History Museum UV/Climate ControlEssex County Historical Association$7,500
2021Internship GrantsMaritime Trades InternshipFort Ticonderoga Association$5,000
2021Local Heritage GrantsFostering Historical Thinking in Students from the North Country and BeyondFort Ticonderoga Association$7,500
2021Corridor of CommerceProhibition in the Saranac Lake RegionHistoric Saranac Lake$7,500
2021Internship GrantInternship in Nautical Archaeology, Historic Preservation, and PhotogrammetryLake Champlain Maritime Museum$5,000
2021Corridor of Commerce“Destroy the Cargo!”: Prohibition Smuggling on Lake ChamplainLake Champlain Maritime Museum$7,500
2021Special ProgramSchooner Lois McClure 2021 Tour: Temperance, Prohibition, and Smuggling Lake Champlain Martime Museum$40,000
2021Special Program“Our Best Endeavors”: The Legacy of Prohibition in the Champlain ValleyLake Champlain Martime Museum$10,000
2021Collections GrantsUV Window Filtering Film and LED Lighting for the Missisquoi MuseumMusée Missisquoi Museum$7,500
2021Local Heritage GrantsCultural & Natural History Interpretive Trails ProjectRokeby Museum$4,000
2021Collections GrantsRokeby Museum Collections Storage UpgradeRokeby Museum$7,500
2021Collections GrantsCataloging the Champlain QuadricentennialSamuel de Champlain History Center$4,000
2021Internship GrantsEducation Fellowship (Saint Albans Museum)St Albans Museum$5,000
2021Local Heritage GrantsPiloting and Assessing Live Placemaking/Keeping Performance Events…SUNY Plattsburgh$7,500
2021Special ProgramCelebration of Prohibition and commerce in Haut-Richelieu and the Lake Champlain ValleyTourisme Haut-Richelieu$40,000
2021Corridor of CommerceTemperance, One Day at a Time: Contemporary AA in VermontVermont Folklife Center$7,500
2021Collections GrantsRenewal of the Heart’s Delight Farm Heritage Exhibit Wayside WalkWilliam H. Miner Agricultural Research Inst.$3,420