Conserving the Past, One Artifact at a Time

Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 1 – 2 PM Over the past several decades, Mount Independence has surrendered a number of Revolutionary War-era artificats that are in the museum's collection. In 2021 the Mount Independence State Historic Site and Mount Independence Coalition completed a project to conserve 45 of these significant Revolutionary War metal artifacts. … Continue reading Conserving the Past, One Artifact at a Time

Soldiers Atop the Mount – Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 3 & 4

Soldiers Atop the Mount (photo by Ennis Duling) Revolutionary War Encampment at Mount Independence “Soldiers Atop the Mount” Reenactment Weekend Honors Soldiers Who Built and Garrisoned Mount Independence  Immerse yourself in a Revolutionary War experience at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, on Saturday and Sunday, September 3 and 4, 2022, for … Continue reading Soldiers Atop the Mount – Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 3 & 4

Hike Into History – the Road to Independence

Sunday, August 7, from noon until 3:00 pm Meet at the Visitor Center Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, hosts another August “Hike into History” guided walk on Sunday, August 7, 2022, from noon to 3:00 p.m. Your guide is Stephen Zeoli, president of the Mount Independence Coalition, friends group for the site, … Continue reading Hike Into History – the Road to Independence

“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

Mount Independence earns major preservation grant

We are pleased to be able to report that, as part of the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP), the National Park Service has awarded a grant of $40,900 to the Division for Historic Preservation to be used for preserving Mount Independences historic legacy. To quote from the letter of supprt submitted by the Coalition: This … Continue reading Mount Independence earns major preservation grant

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