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July 3, 2014

ADDISON, Vt. – Vermont author Nancy Means Wright comes to the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison on Sunday, July 13, 2014, to talk about her new historical novel set in early Vermont.  Wright’s book, "Walking into the Wild," is suitable for middle grades and anyone who loves to read.  It features siblings in 1782 who are looking for their father, captured by the British in the American Revolution.  The story is inspired by real life Addison County, Vermont, children. 

June 25, 2014

ORWELL, Vt.--Intrepid Revolutionary War reenactors follow the footsteps of history, retreating from the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, for a 26-mile hike to wind up at Hubbardton the day before the Battle of Hubbardton living history weekend.  Gather at the Mount to send them off or watch for them along the roads and byways.  Thousands of soldiers did this 237 years ago on the night of July 5-6, 1777.  

June 20, 2014

HUBBARDTON, Vt. – The only American Revolution battle fought on Vermont soil returns to life on Saturday and Sunday, July 5 and 6, 2014, at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site in Hubbardton, Vermont.  This colorful full scale history pageant pays tribute to the July 7, 1777, Revolutionary War battle, and this year is a Top Ten Summer Vermont event chosen by the Vermont State Chamber of Commerce.    

June 20, 2014

MONTPELIER, Vt. - This summer season, the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing has partnered with Abenaki tribes to help Vermonters and visitors learn more about Vermont’s first peoples. The new VermontVacation.com/Abenaki website serves as a hub for events, exhibits and destinations that welcome visitors to explore the 12,000 year history and culture of today’s Abenaki.

June 18, 2014

ADDISON, Vt. –On Saturday, June 28, 2014, at the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison, site interpreter Karl Crannell offers the first of three hands-on monthly fourth  Saturday programs, “Blast from the Past:  How They Did It in New France.”  The program runs between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.  It looks at the clothing of the French soldiers who served at the French fort at Chimney Point in the 1730s and what the French settlers (habitants) here until 1759 might have worn. 

June 11, 2014

ADDISON, Vt. – On Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., historic preservationist and author Thomas Durant Visser, will present an illustrated program on the history and architecture of the porches of North America at the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison, Vermont.  Afterwards there will be a book-signing and refreshments on the historic Chimney Point porch.

June 11, 2014

HUBBARDTON, Vt.—The Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site hosts its first 2014 summer Fourth Sunday program on Sunday, June 22, at 1:00 p.m.  Site interpreter Carl Fuller, dressed in period attire, portrays a Hubbardton resident of 1777 who comes back to recount the story of Ebenezer Fletcher.  Fletcher, a 16-year-old fifer, was in the July 7, 1777, battle of Hubbardton, was captured by the British and escaped. 

June 3, 2014

ORWELL, Vt.—On Saturday, June 14, 2014, at 2:00 pm at the Mount Independence State Historic Site the Vermont Judicial History Society will hold a second “proper” court martial of Arthur St. Clair, last American commander of Mount Independence.  The event is part of Vermont Days Weekend and is the annual J. Robert Maguire program, sponsored by the Mount Independence Coalition, the friends group for the historic site.

June 3, 2014

HUBBARDTON, Vt. – On Saturday, June 14, 2014, the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site in Hubbardton is celebrating Flag Day, as part of Vermont Days weekend, June 14 and 15, when admission to the Vermont State Historic Sites and day use State Parks is free. 

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