“A Signal Victory: Bennington, August 16, 1777” on October 9

Date: Saturday, October 9 When: 2:00 pm Where: Mount Independence State Historic Site Visitor Auditorium Join the Mount Independence Coalition and the Orwell Free Library for this talk by author, historian and Coalition board member Ennis Duling about the Battle of Bennington. The talk will be centered on people and their personalities, especially John Stark of … Continue reading “A Signal Victory: Bennington, August 16, 1777” on October 9

Living History at Mount Independence

Living historians re-enact the reading of the Declaration of Independence by Col. Arthur St. Clair, which took place July 28, 1776. (Photo by Ennis Duling) Soldiers Atop the Mount Saturday, September 4, 2021 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, hosts “Soldiers Atop the Mount,” a one-day version of the annual … Continue reading Living History at Mount Independence

Program: Some Revolutionary Women

Some Revolutionary Women of the Southern Lake Champlain Valley Sat., July 24, 2021 • 1:00—2:00 PM Delayed from 2020—In honor of the 101st anniversary of the 19th amendment and women’s right to vote, this illustrated talk introduces some of the resilient women of Vermont’s southern Lake Champlain Valley during the American Revolution while providing national … Continue reading Program: Some Revolutionary Women

Join us for a National Trails Day walk around the Mount

Join us for a National Trails Day hike of Mount Independence Saturday, June 5, 2021 11:00 am to 2:00 pm (roughly) Join your guide Steve Zeoli for a 3-plus mile walk around Mount Independence to celebrate National Trails Day. We'll walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War soldiers who encamped her from July 1776 to … Continue reading Join us for a National Trails Day walk around the Mount

“Making preparations to receive the enemy” – October 5

History Talk: THE AUTUMN OF 1776 AT MOUNT INDEPENDENCE: "Making Preparations to Receive the Enemy" Saturday, October 5 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm Join us for an illustrated talk, “The Autumn of 1776: Making Preparations to Receive the Enemy,” by historian and site interpreter Paul Andriscin. Paul looks at the busy autumn of 1776 when … Continue reading “Making preparations to receive the enemy” – October 5

Portraits of Independence — Sunday, Sept. 29

PORTRAITS OF INDEPENDENCE:  THE FACES OF MOUNT INDEPENDENCE  Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm This illustrated symposium examines the Revolutionary War story of Mount Independence through the portraits of the limited number of people whose likenesses were captured in portraits. Site administrator Elsa Gilbertson presents the cast of characters and their portraits. … Continue reading Portraits of Independence — Sunday, Sept. 29

Living history weekend when soldiers invade the Mount – Aug 31 & Sep 1

A Revolutionary War Weekend at Mount Independence On August 31 and September 1, 2019, head to the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, for the annual “Soldiers Atop the Mount” living history weekend. Reenactors and those interested in history gather to engage visitors with a colorful, full scale event honoring this major Revolutionary … Continue reading Living history weekend when soldiers invade the Mount – Aug 31 & Sep 1