The Journal of the American Revolution has published a glowing review of Strong Ground, written by Gene Procknow. After describing the action at Mount Independence, Procknow concludes his review as follows: I strongly recommend Strong Ground to both scholars as well as enthusiasts. The book is unique, because it fills an historical gap as well … Continue reading Journal of the American Revolution review of Strong Ground
INVESTIGATION INTO THE REVOLUTIONARY MIND PROGRAM AT MOUNT INDEPENDENCE On Saturday, September 9, 2017, the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, offers its annual travel back in time interview program, “Investigation into the Revolutionary Mind,” to summon up British Lt. Gen. John Burgoyne and German Maj. Gen. Baron von Riedesel. Modern day site interpreter … Continue reading John Burgoyne and Baron von Riedesel return to the Mount Sept. 9
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