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

Join us for a National Trails Day walk around the Mount

Join us for a National Trails Day hike of Mount Independence Saturday, June 5, 2021 11:00 am to 2:00 pm (roughly) Join your guide Steve Zeoli for a 3-plus mile walk around Mount Independence to celebrate National Trails Day. We'll walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War soldiers who encamped her from July 1776 to … Continue reading Join us for a National Trails Day walk around the Mount

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