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
Update: See pictures from the event here. The Mount Independence Coalition is holding a party to celebrate the publication of Strong Ground: Mount Independence and the American Revolution. Saturday, July 29 at 12:30 p.m. The festivities will begin with a little pomp and ceremony, as we reflect on the history of the Mount and the … Continue reading Celebrate the publication of Strong Ground
If you're coming to Mount Independence in the near future, you will see big, scary detour signs where route 73 heads off west of route 22a. These refer to a bridge that is out after Mount Independence Road runs off from route 73. In other words, ignore the detour signs and head to the Mount … Continue reading Ignore the detour signs
Mount Independence State Historic Site Sunday, July 23, 2017, from 2:00 to 3:30 A group of researchers shares their latest historical discoveries about Mount Independence history during this panel presentation moderated by site interpreter and historian Paul Andriscin. Ennis Duling, fresh from editing the new book Strong Ground: Mount Independence and the American Revolution, will … Continue reading Stories of Mount Independence: Recent Research