Each year, the Mount Independence Visitor Center has a special, seasonal exhibit. This year the feature is the fabulous illustrations of noted historical artist Gary Zaboly, created for Strong Ground: Mount Independence and the American Revolution. The illustrations are so detail-rich that they should be viewed in this large, exhibit-sized format. Stop by for a … Continue reading Gary Zaboly artwork exhibit
It's been about a decade in the making, but we are pleased to announce that Strong Ground: Mount Independence and the American Revolution has arrived from the printer and is now available for purchase at the Mount Independence Museum Gift and Book Shop. The cost is $25. We are working on adding more outlets for … Continue reading Strong Ground is here!
Fun and learning for children are on tap at the annual Mount Independence State Historic Site morning camp for children ages 7 to 12 from June 26-28, 2017, 9:30 to 12:30. The fee is $75 and pre-registration is required. Children will try their hands at a variety of activities that explore the history of Mount … Continue reading History Camp for Children – June 26 to 28
We were happy to come across this recent news bit that aired on our local ABC TV affiliate. Elsa Gilbertson, Mount Independence's site administrator, appeared with Steve Perkins of the Vermont Historical Society and reporter Amanda Lindquist to discuss the significance of the Lake Champlain bridges spanning the narrows between Chimney Point and Crown Point.
On Saturday, June 3, Hike into History at Mount Independence State Historic and celebrate National Trails Day at the same time. The walk, from 2:00 to 3:30, is led by Mark Brownell, a retired history teacher and board member of the Mount Independence Coalition. This year is the 240th anniversary of the American, British, and … Continue reading Hike Into History for National Trails Day – June 3
Author and historian Willard Sterne Randall has spoken several times at Mount Independence over the years. His new book, Unshackling America: How the War of 1812 Truly Ended the American Revolution, will be published in June. He spoke about it with Lauren-Glenn Davitian on Town Meeting Television recently. It's a very interesting interview.
Join us for the 11th annual J. Robert Maguire Lecture, this year featuring art historian Paul Staiti speaking about John Trumbull, one of the subjects of his new book Of Arms and Artists. The lecture, titled "John Trumbull's Revolution," will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, at the Mount Independence State Historic Site … Continue reading 11th Annual Maguire Lecture: Paul Staiti on John Trumbull – July 1