Author Christopher Wren to speak on June 8

"Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom" The Mount Independence Coalition and the Division for Historic Preservation are pleased to be hosting the 12th Annual J. Robert Maguire Lecture on June 8. This year's speaker is Christopher Wren, author of Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom. He will be discussing the subject of that book, Ethan Allen and … Continue reading Author Christopher Wren to speak on June 8

Explore camp and brigade locations on this hike — May 5

Join a trio of Mount Independence experts on an exploration of the camps and brigade layouts of 1776-77. Revolutionary War expert Mike Barbieri, Mount Independence Coalition president Stephen Zeoli, and site administrator Elsa Gilbertson lead the way on and off the trails in this special pre-opening day guided walk. This time of year the conditions … Continue reading Explore camp and brigade locations on this hike — May 5

Award of Excellence for Strong Ground

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, the Mount Independence Coalition received an Award of Excellence from the League of Local Historical Societies and Museums for the publication of Strong Ground. Stephen Zeoli accepted the award on behalf of the Coalition at the ceremony in Woodstock. Here is the cover letter Zeoli wrote when submitting the book … Continue reading Award of Excellence for Strong Ground

Muster at the Mount: A Day of Revolutionary Discovery

October 20, 2018 from 10:30 am – 3:30 PM * $25 Mount Independence State Historic Site Check in from 10 to 10:30. Social time 4:00 pm. Join us for an all-day total immersion into the fascinating story of Mount Independence. A wide variety of presentations will examine the Mount using period documents and maps, archaeological … Continue reading Muster at the Mount: A Day of Revolutionary Discovery

History talk: meet the British 24th Foot — Sept. 24

The British 24th Foot in the Revolutionary War's Northern Campaign A talk by Robert Grandchamp Sunday, September 30 at 1:00 p.m. On Sunday, September 30, 2018, come to the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, for a talk by living historian Robert Grandchamp on the British 24th Regiment of Foot and their role … Continue reading History talk: meet the British 24th Foot — Sept. 24

A Revolutionary War Weekend – Sep. 8 & 9

The calendar flips back to 1776 and 1777 at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, on September 8 and 9, 2018, for the annual “Soldiers Atop the Mount” living history weekend. Reenactors and those interested in history gather to engage the public with a colorful, full scale event that honors this massive … Continue reading A Revolutionary War Weekend – Sep. 8 & 9

Ethnic and cultural diversity at Mount Independence – Talk on Sunday, Aug. 12

On Sunday, August 12, 2018, the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, offers a talk on “Ethnic and Cultural Diversity at Mount Independence” by historian and site interpreter Paul Andriscin. This talk looks at how a rag-tag force from six states and Vermont managed to maintain the Northern American Army here during the … Continue reading Ethnic and cultural diversity at Mount Independence – Talk on Sunday, Aug. 12

Great family activity – build fairy houses, August 11

It’s August and time for a family outing. On Saturday, August 11, 2018, at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, enjoy an afternoon of “Building Fairy and Other Imaginary Houses.”  The activity runs from 1 to 4 p.m. and is included in regular site admission ($5.00 adults/free for children under 15). Children … Continue reading Great family activity – build fairy houses, August 11