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
Mount Independence State Historic Site Sunday, July 23, 2017, from 2:00 to 3:30 A group of researchers shares their latest historical discoveries about Mount Independence history during this panel presentation moderated by site interpreter and historian Paul Andriscin. Ennis Duling, fresh from editing the new book Strong Ground: Mount Independence and the American Revolution, will … Continue reading Stories of Mount Independence: Recent Research
It's been about a decade in the making, but we are pleased to announce that Strong Ground: Mount Independence and the American Revolution has arrived from the printer and is now available for purchase at the Mount Independence Museum Gift and Book Shop. The cost is $25. We are working on adding more outlets for … Continue reading Strong Ground is here!
We were happy to come across this recent news bit that aired on our local ABC TV affiliate. Elsa Gilbertson, Mount Independence's site administrator, appeared with Steve Perkins of the Vermont Historical Society and reporter Amanda Lindquist to discuss the significance of the Lake Champlain bridges spanning the narrows between Chimney Point and Crown Point.
Author and historian Willard Sterne Randall has spoken several times at Mount Independence over the years. His new book, Unshackling America: How the War of 1812 Truly Ended the American Revolution, will be published in June. He spoke about it with Lauren-Glenn Davitian on Town Meeting Television recently. It's a very interesting interview.