Dedicated to the significant history of our beautiful Village on Lake Champlain, the Society formed in October of 2000.  It was the dream of Sandy Kelley, who served as its first president.  The State Education Department issued our charter in 2001.

The Mission Statement of the Rouses Point-Champlain Historical Society is to promote knowledge of the Northern Tier, its customs and its people through historically and culturally diverse programs, performances and lectures designed to broaden understanding of the Lake Champlain corridor's significance in the growth of our nation.

Through education, its it our hope to encourage greater knowledge of the history of the Northern Tier.  It is our intent to gather, preserve, and display books, papers, maps, photographs, clothing, and any other memorabilia relating to the history of our area.  We invite all to join us in the pursuit of accurately chronicling our past, preserving our heritage for those who follow us, and create for education and entertainment.

Purposes of the society is to:

  • Promote and encourage original historical research.
  • Disseminate and encourage a greater knowledge of the history of the area and particularly the Town of Champlain including the Villages of Rouses Point and Champlain and its environ.
  • Gather, preserve, display and make available for study artifacts, relics, books, manuscripts, papers, photographs, and other records and materials relating to the history of the area.
The Rouses Point History and Welcome Center is the home of the RPCHS and operates the center from the months of June through October.


President - Robert St. John
Secretary - Karen Lamberton
Treasurer - Pat Racine

Sue Chenevert, Jackie Ducharme, Judy Mousseau, Kay Papin, Sally Smith, Bob Racicot

Meetings:  Held on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Rouses Point History & Welcome Center located at 68 Pratt Street.  New members are always welcome and meetings are open to the public.

Membership Levels:  Student $5, Single Adult $20, Family $25, Business $50, Single Life $300, Family Life $500

Membership applications are available from any of the Board of Directors or are availabe at the History and Welcome Center. 

RPCHS is a not-for-profit-, tax exempt, 501 (c) 3 organization.  All contributions to the Historical Society are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.