Mount Independence, Orwell

  • Saturday, May 23, 2015: 8:00 am to 10:30 am

    Sue Wetmore introduces you to the birds of spring and spring migration.  Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. 

    Event Location: Mount Independence, Orwell, VT

    Contact: 802-948-2000 for more information

  • Sunday, June 21, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    In honor of Father’s Day, historian and site interpreter Paul Andriscin presents an illustrated talk on American colonial founding fathers John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin and their children.  How did their domestic life compare with their Revolutionary activities?  

    Event Location: Mount Independence, Orwell, VT

    Contact: 802-948-2000 for more information

  • Sunday, July 05, 2015: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    To commemorate the July 5, 1777, American withdrawal from Mount Independence, the public is invited to participate in reading American, British, and German period sources from June and July that chronicle this critical time in the American Revolution’s Northern Campaign.  Several reenactors with a small cannon will be stationed near the main trailhead to talk with visitors.  Inside if inclement weather.

    Event Location: Mount Independence, Orwell, VT

    Contact: 802-948-2000 for more information

  • Saturday, July 25, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    Modern day historian Paul Andriscin turns back the time machine to interview American General Benedict Arnold and British General Guy Carleton about their activities on Lake Champlain in 1776, including October’s Battle of Valcour.  What were their plans for offense and defense?  What role did Mount Independence play?  

    Event Location: Mount Independence, Orwell, VT

    Contact: 802-948-2000 for more information

  • Sunday, August 09, 2015: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    On this tour, walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War soldiers.  Mount Independence Coalition President Stephen Zeoli is your guide.  Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather.

    Event Location: Mount Independence, Orwell, VT

    Contact: 802-948-2000 for more information

  • Saturday, August 15, 2015: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Julie Mitchell, gardener, educator and clinical herbalist, leads a guided walk to look at “weeds” on Mount Independence and what they offer as medicine.  Learn plant identification and enjoy a conversation on the historical and practical uses of these plants.  Rain or shine.  

    Event Location: Mount Independence, Orwell, VT

    Contact: 802-948-2000 for more information

  • Saturday, August 22, 2015: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

    On this 4th annual driving tour, explore the section of the 1776 military road from Mount Independence to Hubbardton.  Jim Rowe, president of the Crown Point Road Association, is your leader.  Meet at the Mount Independence museum for orientation.  Use your own vehicle.  

    Event Location: Mount Independence, Orwell, VT

    Contact: 802-948-2000 for more information

  • Saturday, September 05, 2015: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

    Step back to 1776 and 1777 as reenactors take over the Mount, demonstrating Revolutionary War camp life, military tactics, colonial crafts, firing artillery, cooking, and making clothing.  Interactive “Baldwin Trail walkabout”on Saturday.  Children’s activities.  Annual reading of the Declaration of Independence and music by the Seth Warner Mount Independence Fife & Drum Corps.  Suitable for all ages.  Call for details.  Vermont Archaeology Month event.

    Event Location: Mount Independence, Orwell, VT

    Contact: 802-948-2000 for more information

  • Sunday, September 06, 2015: 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

    Step back to 1776 and 1777 as reenactors take over the Mount, demonstrating Revolutionary War camp life, military tactics, colonial crafts, firing artillery, cooking, and making clothing.  Interactive “Baldwin Trail walkabout”on Saturday.  Children’s activities.  Annual reading of the Declaration of Independence and music by the Seth Warner Mount Independence Fife & Drum Corps.  Suitable for all ages.  Call for details.  Vermont Archaeology Month event.

    Event Location: Mount Independence, Orwell, VT

    Contact: 802-948-2000 for more information

  • Sunday, September 27, 2015: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Stephen Zeoli will use the historic Wintersmith map as a guide for exploring Mount Independence as it was in the summer of 1777.  Discover sites shown on the map that still have traces to be seen today and see some Revolutionary constructions not documented by Wintersmith.  Vermont Archaeology Month event.

    Event Location: Mount Independence, Orwell, VT

    Contact: 802-948-2000 for more information

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