Strong Ground makes a great gift!

Still looking for a present or two this holiday time? Think about giving a gift of history. Strong Ground: Mount Independence and the American Revolution is the beautiful, richly illustrated and dramatic story of the important role in the War of Independence played by our region. Get the book at local bookstores, or order online.

1777 and the American Revolution – a talk at Mount Independence, Oct. 7

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, at 1:00 pm., historian and site interpreter Paul Andriscin offers an illustrated talk about the American Revolution happenings of 1777 at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont. What was going on outside of Mount Independence 240 years ago, as the British under Lt. Gen. John Burgoyne headed toward Saratoga, … Continue reading 1777 and the American Revolution – a talk at Mount Independence, Oct. 7

Contemplative exploration of the trees of Mount Independence – Sept. 23

A Contemplative Natural History of Trees and Shrubs Mount Independence State Historic Site Saturday, September 23 beginning a 1:00 pm Conservation Ecologist Marc Lapin, who teaches at Middlebury College, will lead this contemplative ecology walk at Mount Independence. Participants will learn about tree and shrub natural history and identification, and they will also learn techniques … Continue reading Contemplative exploration of the trees of Mount Independence – Sept. 23

New history/archaeological program, Sept. 16

Recent Archaeological, Geospatial, and Historical Insights into Mount Independence Saturday, September 16, at 2:00 pm On Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 2:00 pm., staff from the University of Vermont Consulting Archaeology Program will be presenting a program on new archaeological, geospatial, mapping, and historical research about Mount Independence at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, VT. … Continue reading New history/archaeological program, Sept. 16

Journal of the American Revolution review of Strong Ground

The Journal of the American Revolution has published a glowing review of Strong Ground, written by Gene Procknow. After describing the action at Mount Independence, Procknow concludes his review as follows: I strongly recommend Strong Ground to both scholars as well as enthusiasts. The book is unique, because it fills an historical gap as well … Continue reading Journal of the American Revolution review of Strong Ground