Hubbardton Battlefield Re-enactment garners local news coverage WCAX TV sent a reporter to the Hubbardton Battlefield last month to cover the battle re-enactment. Coalition board member Mike Barbieri is featured in the two-minute clip, which you can find by clicking on the image above.
Sunday, August 7, from noon until 3:00 pm Meet at the Visitor Center Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, hosts another August “Hike into History” guided walk on Sunday, August 7, 2022, from noon to 3:00 p.m. Your guide is Stephen Zeoli, president of the Mount Independence Coalition, friends group for the site, … Continue reading Hike Into History – the Road to Independence
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