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September 28, 2014

ADDISON, Vt.— On Sunday, October 5, 2014, from noon to 4:00 pm the Addison County Amateur Radio Association return to the grounds of the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison for a radio workshop and operating event.   Members will deploy antennas, using trees or transportable poles, and set up portable operations with a generator on site.  The public is welcome.  Rain date is October 12.  Call Chimney Point at 802-759-2412 to see if program is on. 

September 25, 2014

ORWELL, Vt.— During the American Revolution political cartoons by the Americans and British revealed the important issues of the time.  On Saturday, October 11, 2014, at 1:00 PM at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, historian and site interpreter Paul Andriscin will look at these cartoons from both sides of the Atlantic in an illustrated program.

September 15, 2014

ADDISON, Vt. – On Sunday, September 28, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. explore the history and views from the Lake Champlain Bridge on the last 2014 guided walk offered by the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison, Vermont, and Crown Point State Historic Site in Crown Point, New York.  Site managers Tom Hughes (NY) and Elsa Gilbertson (VT) lead the tour.

September 15, 2014

ORWELL, Vt.— Did you know that in 1791, the year Vermont became a state, future presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison visited the Champlain Valley and northern areas of the American Revolution?  On Saturday, September 27, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell turns on the time machine for the program, “An Investigation into the Revolutionary Mind: What Were You Thinking, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison?” 

September 11, 2014

HUBBARDTON, Vt. – The Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site in Hubbardton, Vermont, offers a guided hike on Sunday, September 28, 2014, on the Hubbardton section of the 1776 military road that led to Mount Independence in Orwell.  The tour is led by site interpreter Carl Fuller and runs from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. 

September 9, 2014

ADDISON, Vt.

September 9, 2014

Cheese & Harvest Festival Features Seasonal Treats, Civil War Program

PLYMOUTH NOTCH, Vt. -- The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site hosts the Plymouth Cheese & Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 20, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Held annually since 1997, the day features wagon rides, craft demonstrations, special presentations, culinary treats, and activities for the entire family.  A variety of events are scheduled throughout the day:

September 3, 2014

HUBBARDTON, Vt. – On Thursday, September 11, 2014, the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site in Hubbardton, Vermont, will observe a day of remembrance.  The site is open free of charge for those who wish to contemplate or honor heroes from the past and present.  The museum and facilities will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The site, with its rolling meadows and sweeping views of the mountains, is a place of tranquility after the Revolutionary War battle here 237 years ago.  

September 3, 2014

ORWELL, Vt.— Learn about the top ten easy-to-identify non-gilled edible fungi that grow in the wild on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at a workshop offered by noted mycologist Sue Van Hook at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont.  The program runs from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 pm.  Pre-registration is required.  The fee is $25 per person or $45 for two.  Children 6 to 12 are welcome for free but must be with an adult.   

August 26, 2014

ORWELL, Vt. — On the weekend of September 6 and 7, 2014, the American Revolution returns at the annual Soldiers Atop the Mount living history program at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont.  Reenactors and other experts share with the public their knowledge and passion for this time, with an encampment, demonstrations of military tactics, camp life, colonial crafts, cooking, and more. 

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