“A Signal Victory: Bennington, August 16, 1777” on October 9

  • 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 New Hampshire and Seth Warner of Vermont. The talk is given in conjunction with the Orwell Free Library reading program and connected to the book Look to the Mountain, by Legrand Cannon, Jr.

About the Lecturer:

Ennis Duling of East Poultney has written about Vermont and the American Revolution for Vermont HistoryHistorical New Hampshire, and the Journal of the American Revolution. He is the author of Thirteen Charges Against Benedict Arnold, published in the summer of 2021. He is a member of the board of the Mount Independence Coalition and helped to edit Strong Ground: Mount Independence and the American Revolution

Our speaker’s new book (click here for more information).

Regular admission fees to the historic site apply. Masks will be required in the auditorium throughout the talk.

Mount Independence is a National Historic Landmark. It is located near the end of Mount Independence Road, six miles west of the intersection of Vermont Routes 22A and 73 in Orwell. The site is open Tuesdays through Sundays, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The site closes for the season after October 10.

Call (802) 948-2000 for more information.