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.
Join us for the 11th annual J. Robert Maguire Lecture, this year featuring art historian Paul Staiti speaking about John Trumbull, one of the subjects of his new book Of Arms and Artists. The lecture, titled "John Trumbull's Revolution," will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, at the Mount Independence State Historic Site … Continue reading 11th Annual Maguire Lecture: Paul Staiti on John Trumbull – July 1
The Coalition has a new mailing address: Mount Independence Coalition P.O. Box 344 Brandon, VT 05733
We were sad to get the news of the death on April 23, 2017, of Mikell Beckley. A former member of the Coalition board, Mikell was a strong advocate for Mount Independence. She worked closely with Louise Ransom and helped raise money to improve the Mount. If you knew Mikell and would like to share … Continue reading Former board member Mikell Beckley has died
To Mount Independence Coalition members: If your membership is expiring this spring, you should receive a renewal notice in the mail soon (by April 21 or so). We hope you will want to continue to support the work of the Coalition by renewing your membership. Consider upgrading your membership to Baldwin or St. Clair levels. … Continue reading Renewal notices are in the mail
The Coalition has a new website. Well, you know that, since you're reading this post. We moved from our long-term host to wordpress.com. The site will be a little lean on content for a while, but we will build it up over the next few weeks and months. Stay tuned. Thanks for visiting.