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.
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
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
We are pleased to be able to report that, as part of the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP), the National Park Service has awarded a grant of $40,900 to the Division for Historic Preservation to be used for preserving Mount Independences historic legacy. To quote from the letter of supprt submitted by the Coalition: This … Continue reading Mount Independence earns major preservation grant
Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, is now open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm, until October 10th. Social distancing requirements will likely be in flux, but be prepared for limits to the number of people in the museum at one time and have a mask handy for now.
David Pinkham, a founding member of the Mount Independence Coalition, passed away on July 30. He was 93 years old. Dave was a champion of Mount Independence. Participating in archaeological digs in the late 1980s and early 1990s introduced Dave to other enthusiasts of the site, and he joined several of them to start the … Continue reading David Pinkham 1926-2020
March 29, 2020 - It will be no surprise to anyone that the current health crisis affecting the world is also affecting 2020 plans for Mount Independence. We have already cancelled two pre-season events (The Spring Wildflower Walk and the Strong Ground Walk About). There is a strong likelihood that the official season will be … Continue reading COVID-19 Update
Help us meet our year-end fundraising goal of $1500. We don't always do a year end fundraising campaign, so we decided we needed this one to have a bit more impact by offering a handsome canvas tote bag for donations of $50 or more.* This 12 ounce canvas tote has sporty navy blue accents, matching … Continue reading Coalition Tote Bag with donation of $50 or more