Myco-educator Meg Madden will lead the exploration of Mount Independence's mushrooms on Saturday, June 11. Saturday, June 11, at 1:00 pm Do you see interesting mushrooms in your travels and wish you knew more about what they are? Would you like to learn tips about how to more confidently identify wild mushrooms? Would you like … Continue reading Mushroom program with Meg Madden
Join us Saturday, June 4, at 1:00 pm for our annual National Trails Day Hike at Mount Independence. National Trails Day Hike Saturday, June 4, 2022 // 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Hiking Mount Independence is a unique and sublime experience, one in which you are walking through a beautiful ecosystem with fantastic views in … Continue reading Celebrate the trails, explore the history
Baltimore Oriole. Photo by Julia Flanagan. Saturday, May 28, at 8:00 am Join ornithologist Sue Wetmore on this annual hike to identify the many birds of Mount Independence. Meet at the visitor center at 8:00 am. Regular admission applies.
Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, will officially open for the season on Saturday, May 28, at 10:00 am. The site will be open Tuesdays through Sundays until 5:00 pm through October 9. Admission is now $6 for adults, children under 15 enter free, as do Mount Independence Coalition members.
The Coalition's own Michael Barbieri has a new article up on the All Things Liberty/Journal of the American Revolution web journal: https://allthingsliberty.com/2022/01/browns-raid-on-ticonderoga-and-mount-independence/ Michael's article is a fascinating and in-depth look at this little known action in the crucial fall of 1777.
Working with site administrator Elsa Gilbertson, the Mount Independence Coalition applied for and received a grant from Lake Champlain Basin Program to fund the work done by the Lake Champlain Basin Program conservation laboratory in Ferrisburgh. You can read about it at the Addison Independent website: https://www.addisonindependent.com/2021/12/30/revolutionary-war-artifacts-from-mt-independence-conserved/ Or check out the same story at the … Continue reading Coalition supports conservation of metal artifacts
Bob Franzoni (right foreground) at the 2010 Hubbardton Battle re-enactment. The Vermont State Historic Sites and the Mount Independence Coaltion celebrate the life and good works of Robert Franzoni. Bob passed away on December 1, 2021, after a short illness. For many years he participated as a reenactor in the Hubbardton Battle living history weekend, … Continue reading The life of Robert Franzoni
Date: Saturday, October 9 When: 2:00 pm Where: Mount Independence State Historic Site Visitor Auditorium Join the Mount Independence Coalition and the Orwell Free Library for this talk by author, historian and Coalition board member Ennis Duling about the Battle of Bennington. The talk will be centered on people and their personalities, especially John Stark of … Continue reading “A Signal Victory: Bennington, August 16, 1777” on October 9
Coalition board memer Michael Barbieri has another Mount Independence related article posted to The Journal of the American Revolution. This time he tackles the Guns On Mount Defiance. Michael answers the questions, could British cannons atop Defiance reach American forces at Ticonderoga and on the Mount? And, if so, did that have an influence on … Continue reading Guns on Mount Defiance
Living historians re-enact the reading of the Declaration of Independence by Col. Arthur St. Clair, which took place July 28, 1776. (Photo by Ennis Duling) Soldiers Atop the Mount Saturday, September 4, 2021 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, hosts “Soldiers Atop the Mount,” a one-day version of the annual … Continue reading Living History at Mount Independence