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
News about the Mount Independence Coalition
Celebrate the publication 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
Stories of Mount Independence: Recent Research
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
Strong Ground is here!
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!
Elsa Gilbertson on the air talking about the Lake Champlain bridges
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.
Willard Sterne Randall discusses his new book
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.
11th Annual Maguire Lecture: Paul Staiti on John Trumbull – July 1
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
New mailing address
The Coalition has a new mailing address: Mount Independence Coalition P.O. Box 344 Brandon, VT 05733
Former board member Mikell Beckley has died
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
Renewal notices are in the mail
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