Bob Maguire

Robert "Bob" Maguire July 05, 1924 - April 18, 2021 It is with great sadness that we report the news of the death of Bob Maguire, a great friend of Mount Independence. Five decades ago, Bob headed the fight to block construction of a nuclear power plant that would have cost a long shadow over … Continue reading Bob Maguire

Governor Phil Scott has signed an Executive Order creating a 250th Anniversary Commision

Vermont's governor, Phil Scott, has created a commission to plan and prepare for the 250th anniversary of the events surrounding Vermont's participation in the American Revolution. You can read the Press Release and Executive Order here. Sadly, the press release does not mention Mount Independence, but it our favorite historic site is mentioned in the … Continue reading Governor Phil Scott has signed an Executive Order creating a 250th Anniversary Commision

“Making preparations to receive the enemy” – October 5

History Talk: THE AUTUMN OF 1776 AT MOUNT INDEPENDENCE: "Making Preparations to Receive the Enemy" Saturday, October 5 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm Join us for an illustrated talk, “The Autumn of 1776: Making Preparations to Receive the Enemy,” by historian and site interpreter Paul Andriscin. Paul looks at the busy autumn of 1776 when … Continue reading “Making preparations to receive the enemy” – October 5

Portraits of Independence — Sunday, Sept. 29

PORTRAITS OF INDEPENDENCE:  THE FACES OF MOUNT INDEPENDENCE  Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm This illustrated symposium examines the Revolutionary War story of Mount Independence through the portraits of the limited number of people whose likenesses were captured in portraits. Site administrator Elsa Gilbertson presents the cast of characters and their portraits. … Continue reading Portraits of Independence — Sunday, Sept. 29