Mount Independence, Orwell

  • Saturday, June 04, 2016:
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    We’re celebrating National Trail Day!  At 2:00 PM Mount Independence Coalition board member and retired history teacher Mark Brownell leads a hike into history.

    In collaboration with the Mount Independence Coalition. 

    Contact: 802-948-2000

  • Saturday, June 11, 2016:
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    Historian and journalist Jack Kelly discusses Revolutionary War characters Seth Warner, Henry Knox, Richard Montgomery, Nathanael Greene, and others, and his understanding of them as men of their time. His latest book, Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America’s Independence, will be available for purchase and signing by the author. Annual J. Robert Maguire lecture.

    In collaboration with the Mount Independence Coalition.

    Contact: 802-948-2000

  • Saturday, July 16, 2016:
    10:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Joanna Tebbs Young, columnist and writing instructor and coach, offers this workshop to help you access your creativity and learn writing techniques to turn your family history research into a narrative and legacy for future generations. Hands-on workshop. Bring writing utensils, questions, and a bag lunch or snack. Pre-registration recommended.

    In collaboration with the Mount Independence Coalition. 

    Cost: $25.00

  • Sunday, August 07, 2016:
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    Geologist David Gross guides this tour exploring the geology of Mount Independence. What makes the Mount “strong ground”? Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather.  

    Call to confirm: 802-948-2000

    Donations appreciated.

  • Saturday, August 13, 2016:
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    A panel of researchers moderated by site interpreter Paul Andriscin shares interesting recent discoveries and theories about Mount Independence history. Attendees are invited to weigh in and ask questions. This program is in memory of Louise Ransom, long-time Mount Independence Coalition president. 

    Phone: 802-948-2000

  • Saturday, August 27, 2016:
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Julie Mitchell, gardener, educator, and clinical herbalist, offers this workshop on herbal remedies from poultices to salves. Julie will show you the abundant wild plants growing on Mount Independence, lead you in making an herbally-infused oil and salve, and discuss appropriate uses. Information and salve to take with you. Pre-registration recommended. In collaboration with the Mount Independence Coalition.

    Cost: $20.00 ($15.00 for Mount Independence Coalition Members)

    Contact: 802-948-2000

  • Saturday, September 03, 2016:
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Enjoy an afternoon of short to one hour films relating to Vermont’s western historic sites. The bill includes Champlain: The Lake Between, Guns Over the Champlain Valley, Building Independence on Lake Champlain, The Voices of Hubbardton, 1977 footage of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Hubbardton, Commemorating the Battle of Bennington, More than Steel: The Lake Champlain Bridge Story, and bonus clips. Popcorn! Vermont Archaeology Month Program

    Contact: 802-948-2000

  • Saturday, September 10, 2016:
    9:30 am to 12:30 pm

    Help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mount Independence Trail system by participating in this 5K walk. Entry fee includes commemorative t-shirt, admission to Soldiers Atop the Mount, and a “Revolutionary” lunch. Pre-registration suggested. On-site registration begins at 9:30, with walk starting at 10:30.

    In collaboration with the Mount Independence Coalition. 

    Cost: $20.00

    Contact: 802-948-2000

  • Saturday, September 10, 2016: 9:30 am to Sunday, September 11, 2016: 5:30 pm

    Step back to 1776 as reenactors take over the Mount, honoring the 240th anniversary of start of American construction of this major defense and the military road.  See demonstrations of Revolutionary War camp life, military tactics, colonial crafts and skills, and firing artillery. Saturday includes an interactive “walkabout” on trails and grounds, and cooking demonstration and tasting. Activities for children. On Sunday annual reading of the Declaration of Independence and unveiling of a new military road sign. Call for details. Children under 15 are free. Vermont Archaeology Month Program

    In collaboration with the Living History Association

    Cost: $6.00

    Contact: 802-948-2000

  • Sunday, September 11, 2016:
    9:30 am to 2:00 pm

    Step back to 1776 as reenactors take over the Mount, honoring the 240th anniversary of start of American construction of this major defense and the military road.  See demonstrations of Revolutionary War camp life, military tactics, colonial crafts and skills, and firing artillery. Saturday includes an interactive “walkabout” on trails and grounds, and cooking demonstration and tasting. Activities for children. On Sunday annual reading of the Declaration of Independence and unveiling of a new military road sign. Call for details. Children under 15 are free. Vermont Archaeology Month Program

    In collaboration with the Living History Association

    Cost: $6.00

    Contact: 802-948-2000

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