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Champlain Celebration 350th Anniversary Poster, c. 1959

Champlain Festival
Adirondack Museum, AML_Broadsides_F19_003
Document Description
Champlain Celebration 350th Anniversary Poster, c. 1959
What people do you see on this page?
What do each of these cartoon men have to do with New York history? What do they represent?
Around the Lake Champlain Valley sign, everyone seems to be sneaking up on each other. What does this represent with regard to the history of New York?
Why do you think Snoopy appears on this brochure? Does the cartoon Snoopy on this page tell us more about the year 1609 or 1959?
The Champlain Anniversary Celebration was sponsored by two states. New York was one of the states. What was the other?
Historical Challenges
Where did Champlain explore, and what was his impact on America?
Interdisciplinary Connections
English Language Arts: Create a brochure of events that might occur at a Champlain 400th Anniversary Celebration.
Mattern, Joanna. The Travels of Samuel de Champlain. Austin, TX: Steadwell Books, 2001. ISBN: 073981494X
Moore, Christopher. Champlain. Plattsburgh, NY: Tundra Books, 2004. ISBN 0887766579
Morganelli, Adrianna. Samuel de Champlain: From New France to Cape Cod. New York: Crabtree, 2006. ISBN: 077872414X, 0778724506
Sonneborn, Liz. Samuel de Champlain. New York: Franlin Watts, 2001. ISBN: 0531119785

Historical Context
Similar to the 1909 Hudson-Fulton Celebration, in 1959 the Lake Champlain Valley hosted a celebration of the 350th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s discovery of Lake Champlain and the opening of the region to settlement.