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Rouses Point History & Welcome Center

Rouses Point-Champlain Historical Society

Dedicated to the significant history of our beautiful Village on Lake Champlain,  the Society formed in October of 2000, 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, it is 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 a center 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 environs.
  • Gather, preserve, display and make avaiable for study artifacts, relics, books, manuscripts, papers, photographs, and other records and materials relating to the history of our area.

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.


(Home of the Rouses Point-Champlain Historical Society)
 68 Pratt Street Rouses Point, NY 12979
(518) 297-6628 or (518) 297-5502, ext 345

Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Admission: FREE

The Rouses Point-Champlain Historical Society and the Village of Rouses Point have completed the restoration of the1889 Romanesque brick and stone former D & H Station building. The Village of Rouses Point purchased the former D & H Railroad Station from Delaware & Hudson Railway in 2002 for $5,000. The restored building has been named the Rouses Point History and Welcome Center.  Restoration was made possible from $832,500 federal stimulus funding; $95,000 secured by Rep. John McHugh; fundraising and donations by several residents, businesses and organizations; various grants awarded to the Village of Rouses Point;a $35,000 donation by the Rouses Point-Champlain Historical Society and many hours of volunteer labor.  

The History &  Welcome Center is operated by the RPCHS.  The hours of operation are posted above and admission is free.


The RPCHS opens the doors to the History and Welcome Center for the 2016 Season with beautiful new display panels depicting the story of Rouses Point since the glacier days with the formation of Lake Champlain.  The panels are informative, colorful and add a wonderful new dimension to the Center.


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

Nancy Baker, Jacqueline Ducharme, Alice Mossey,
Kay Papin, Bob Racicot, and Amber St. John

Meetings:   Held on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. 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.


Make checks payable to the Rouses Point-Champlain Historical Society.
Please include your name, address, phone number and e-mail address.

Mailing address:

Rouses Point-Champlain Historical Society
P.O. Box 144
Rouses Point, NY 12979-0144


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