Horticulturist Amy Olmsted is set to lead another of her popular spring wildflower walks. This year, the walk is taking place a couple of weeks later than usual, because Amy will be in Alaska attending the annual American Primrose Society conference. This delay has worked out for the best, as it has been a cold, … Continue reading Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk at the Mount
We are happy to present our 2018 Event Schedule for Mount Independence State Historic Site. We've been working hard with the Division for Historic Preservation to prepare this exciting slate of programs. You can download a PDF copy of the schedule here.
Sue Wetmore, who leads the annual bird hike at the Mount, reports the sighting of 18 species in a 2.9 mile walk on February 22. Here is our list from today's walk around the orange trail. We also flushed an owl of undetermined species, most likely a great horned. We found a down feather and a … Continue reading Bird count on Mount Independence
Mount Independence State Historic Site official closed for the season Monday, October 16. We want to thank everyone who came out to the site over the spring, summer and fall to support our events and to enjoy the wonder of the Mount. Over the coming months the Coalition will be working with the Division for … Continue reading Thank you for a great season
Recent Archaeological, Geospatial, and Historical Insights into Mount Independence Saturday, September 16, at 2:00 pm On Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 2:00 pm., staff from the University of Vermont Consulting Archaeology Program will be presenting a program on new archaeological, geospatial, mapping, and historical research about Mount Independence at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, VT. … Continue reading New history/archaeological program, Sept. 16
With the start of Vermont Archaeology Month in September, take a trip to Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, on Sunday, September 3, 2017, for a hike into history. The tour runs from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Long time site staff Paul Andriscin and Elsa Gilbertson are your guides. The focus is on locations and … Continue reading Hike Into History this Sunday, Sept. 3
Former Vermont Life editor Tom Slayton recently recorded a commentary about Mount Independence on Vermont Public Radio. Listen to it here.
On August 26 and 27, 2017, the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, hosts the annual “Soldiers Atop the Mount” living history weekend—honoring the 240th anniversary of American, British, and German occupation and the 1777 Northern Campaign of the American Revolution. Reenactors and the site offer special interactive activities to engage visitors of all ages … Continue reading A Revolutionary War Weekend at Mount Independence – Aug 26 & 27
Saturday, September 2, from 10:00 a.m. to noon The public is invited to bring mushrooms for identification by mycologist Sue Van Hook, back at the Mount by popular demand. You will sort and learn how to identify common edible and medicinal fungi, or will venture onto the trails to see what is fruiting, or a bit of … Continue reading Bring Your Mushrooms Foray – Sept. 2
Enjoy a guided hike into Revolutionary War history at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell on Sunday, August 6, 2017, with Stephen Zeoli. The walk runs from 2 to 4 pm, and is included with regular site admission of $5.00 for adults and free for children under 15. Walkers will learn about the stirring happenings … Continue reading Hike into History – Sunday, August 6