Portraits of Independence — Sunday, Sept. 29

“Self-Portrait,” oil on canvas, by John Trumbull, circa 1802. Courtesy of Yale University.



Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

This illustrated symposium examines the Revolutionary War story of Mount Independence through the portraits of the limited number of people whose likenesses were captured in portraits. Site administrator Elsa Gilbertson presents the cast of characters and their portraits. These historic figures are removed from today’s audience by only one degree of separation–through the hands of the artists. Responders Ennis Duling and Stephen Zeoli, with moderator Paul Andriscin, will provide insights about these people, such as what was happening at the time at Mount Independence, their contributions, interactions, and if they survived, what they did after the war. 

The program allows ample time for audience participation and discussion. Light refreshments will be served.

The event is included in the regular admission fee of $5.00 for adults and free for children under 15. Call 802-948-2000 for more information.