Champlain's Special Collections Program To Host 'Water Meets Land: Commerce, Recreation, and Preservation of Burlington's Waterfront' on May 25

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Champlain College will hold its fourth annual local history event, "Water Meets Land: Commerce, Recreation, and Preservation of Burlington's Waterfront" on Wednesday, May 25. Hosted by the College's Special Collections program and Office of Advancement, the program will feature two presentations on waterfront history and an exhibition of collections drawn from the College's Llewellyn Collection of Vermont History. Local historian Vincent E. Feeney will speak on "The Early Days of Burlington's Inland Port," and preservationist Britta Fenniman Tonn will present on "The Burlington Breakwater, Past and Present."

"Water Meets Land" will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Champlain Room at Champlain College's Center for Communications and Creative Media at 375 Maple St., in Burlington. Presentations will begin at 7:30 p.m., and light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To confirm a seat, please respond no later than May 18 to or call 802-860-2785.

Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition. For the fourth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2019 "America's Best Colleges,” and a “Best Value School” and is ranked in the top 100 “Regional Universities of the North” and in the top 25 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2019 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2019 College of Distinction. For more information, visit