Baltimore Oriole. Photo by Julia Flanagan. Saturday, May 28, at 8:00 am Join ornithologist Sue Wetmore on this annual hike to identify the many birds of Mount Independence. Meet at the visitor center at 8:00 am. Regular admission applies.
Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, will officially open for the season on Saturday, May 28, at 10:00 am. The site will be open Tuesdays through Sundays until 5:00 pm through October 9. Admission is now $6 for adults, children under 15 enter free, as do Mount Independence Coalition members.
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 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
Mycologist Meg Madden leads a mushroom walk at Mount Independence on August 22. Sunday, August 22, at 1:00 pm Do you see interesting mushrooms in your travels and wish you knew more about what they are? Would you like to learn tips about how to more confidently identify wild mushrooms? Would you like to know … Continue reading August 22 Mushroom Walk
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 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
We just learned from Site Administrator Elsa Gilbertson that the annual living history event at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site -- usually held the second weekend in July -- has been cancelled this year due, of course, to the COVID-19 alert. The event has been scheduled to resume in 2021 on the weekend of … Continue reading Hubbardton Battle weekend postponed until 2021
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: 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