The Crown Point Road Association is leading a "one-day, drive-yourself caravan history tour" of the Summer of 1777 battlefields. The event consists of guided tours of the Hubbardton and Bennington battlefields and many brief stops along the way. The final stop is the Bennington Battle Monument. Meet at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site at … Continue reading Crown Point Road Assoc. History Tour – July 21
The Mount Independence Coalition board of directors is pleased to announce our newest member, Heather Workman of Cornwall, Vermont. Heather has been a Vermonter from birth, a fact that may surprise you after hearing her delightful “British” accent, the result of what she describes as a geographically and culturally eclectic upbringing, which includes school in … Continue reading The MIC welcomes its newest board member, Heather Workman
The Mount Independence Coalition invites all of its members to attend this year's annual meeting. It takes place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, at the Visitor Center Auditorium. Among the usual business of the day, we'll be voting on a new board member, Heather Workman of Orwell. Here is a brief bio for … Continue reading Annual Meeting – Saturday, June 9
Enjoy a walk on the wild side by participating in the annual Early Bird Nature Walk at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont. This guided walk is on Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 8:00 to 10:00 AM. Noted bird expert Sue Wetmore of Brandon is your guide. The Lake Champlain corridor is … Continue reading The Birds of Spring – May 26
On the eve of our first public hike of the season, it is time to remember that ticks are easy to pick up on the trails of Mount Independence, especially if you wander off the beaten paths. The New York Times recently ran ab article about how to protect yourself from tick (and mosquito and … Continue reading Protecting yourself from ticks while hiking the Mount
SPRING HISTORY WALK AT MOUNT INDEPENDENCE ORWELL, Vt.—On Saturday, May 5, 2018, come to the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, for a special pre-season guided history walk from 1:00 to 3:30 pm. Early May before the leaves are out is the perfect time of year to see the remains and traces of … Continue reading Spring History Walk – May 5
We are happy to present our 2018 Event Schedule for Mount Independence State Historic Site. We've been working hard with the Division for Historic Preservation to prepare this exciting slate of programs. You can download a PDF copy of the schedule here.
Still looking for a present or two this holiday time? Think about giving a gift of history. Strong Ground: Mount Independence and the American Revolution is the beautiful, richly illustrated and dramatic story of the important role in the War of Independence played by our region. Get the book at local bookstores, or order online.
The Journal of the American Revolution has published a glowing review of Strong Ground, written by Gene Procknow. After describing the action at Mount Independence, Procknow concludes his review as follows: I strongly recommend Strong Ground to both scholars as well as enthusiasts. The book is unique, because it fills an historical gap as well … Continue reading Journal of the American Revolution review of Strong Ground
Update: See pictures from the event here. The Mount Independence Coalition is holding a party to celebrate the publication of Strong Ground: Mount Independence and the American Revolution. Saturday, July 29 at 12:30 p.m. The festivities will begin with a little pomp and ceremony, as we reflect on the history of the Mount and the … Continue reading Celebrate the publication of Strong Ground