Threads of History

Ruminations on the history and cultural heritage of the Champlain Valley.

“History is a tangled skein that one may take up at any point, and break when one has unraveled enough.” – The Education of Henry Adams

Definition of skein
\ : a loosely coiled length of yarn or thread wound on a reel

If anyone can reel in a listener with a good yarn, Dr. John Krueger can. John is a former professor of history, chair of the LCBP’s Heritage Advisory Program Advisory Committee, and passionate reveler in the lore of the Northeast and Champlain Valley. In the Threads of History blog, John shares the stories of our rich history and reflects on how the past has shaped the landscape and culture of the Champlain Valley today.


By John Krueger, Chair of the LCBP Heritage Area Program Advisory Committee   During her lifetime, the New York World Read more
Painting: The Death of General Montgomery in the Attack on Quebec, December 31, 1775
By John Krueger, Chair of the LCBP Heritage Area Program Advisory Committee   Many of you know that I’m a Read more
By John Krueger, Chair of the LCBP Heritage Area Program Advisory Committee.  None of the hardy individuals who populated early Read more
Henry Brooks Adams at work at home
By John Krueger, Chair of the LCBP Heritage Area Program Advisory Committee.   Henry Brooks Adams’s life and work did not Read more
By John Krueger, Chair of the LCBP Heritage Area Program Advisory Committee.   Summer 1869 William Henry Harrison Murray, a prominent Read more
Water color painting of the Battle of Valcour Island
Lake Champlain, October 1776 By John Krueger, Chair of the LCBP Heritage Area Program Advisory Committee.   Control of Lake Champlain Read more

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