The Lake Champlain Quadricentennial site, Celebrating a Landscape of Culture and Ideas, has been designed to highlight the Jack LaDuke Quadricentennial Commemorative Photograph Collection acquired by the Essex County Historical Society in 2010. The Essex County Historical Society created the site to provide public access to the LaDuke Collection, and to feature photographs and items from the museum’s collection from the 1909 Tercentenary and 1959 commemorations. In addition, the site encourages the general public to contribute their photographs and Quad ephemera to compliment items featured on the site. The site intends to celebrate pride of place expressed through LaDuke’s photographs of the 2009 commemorative year, document the community histories, and contribute to the region’s memory and heritage.
Jack LaDuke was hired in March 2009 to take photographs of the many significant events in the Champlain Valley region of New York State during the Quad year. LaDuke has forty years experience as a photographer, journalist and story-teller reporting on the Adirondacks and the North Country. He recently joined Mountain Lake PBS as a contributing reporter after spending most of his career with WCAX in Burlington, Vermont.
Reenactors Michael Blakeley (Samuel de Champlain), Wesley Dikeman aka Red Hawk (Chief Indian Guide), Michael Dickenson, Brian Andersen (French…
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