Mount Independence

Hike into History

Enjoy the last day of the 2019 season with a guided hike into history. Stephen Zeoli is your guide. Co-sponsored by Mount Independence Coalition.

Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Portraits of Independence: The Faces of Mount Independence

This illustrated symposium examines the story of Mount Independence through the portraits of the limited number of people who were here and whose likenesses were taken. Site administrator Elsa Gilbertson presents the cast of characters and their portraits, removed from today’s audience by only one degree of separation (through the hand of the artists). A panel of responders, Michael Barbieri, Ennis Duling, and Stephen Zeoli, moderated by site interpreter Paul Andriscin, will provide insights about these people, such as what was happening when they were at Mount Independence, their Contributions, interactions, and if they survived, what they did after the war. Audience participation and discussion welcome. Light refreshments.

Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Soldiers Atop the Mount

Reenactors honor the 1776-1777 history of Mount Independence during this living history weekend.  Saturday’s popular interactive Baldwin Trail Walkabout features experts at trail stations bringing the site’s history to life. Follow soldiers on a woods skirmish, annual reading of Declaration of Independence on Sunday, camp life and skill demonstrations, and activities for all ages. Illustrated talks both days. Call (802) 948-2000 for details.

Cost: $6.00

Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

Soldiers Atop the Mount

Reenactors honor the 1776-1777 history of Mount Independence during this living history weekend.  Saturday’s popular interactive Baldwin Trail Walkabout features experts at trail stations bringing the site’s history to life. Follow soldiers on a woods skirmish, annual reading of Declaration of Independence on Sunday, camp life and skill demonstrations, and activities for all ages. Illustrated talks both days. Call (802) 948-2000 for details.

Cost: $6.00

Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 9:30am to 5:00pm

Children's Revolutionary Storytime

Children, ages 6 to 10, are invited to come, with a responsible adult, to an hour of story time, with books, hands-on activities, simple crafts relating to the Revolutionary War time-period and history of Mount Independence, and some outdoor time if weather permits. Bring snacks if you like or a picnic to enjoy afterwards. Call (802) 948-2000 for details. Suggested donation of $5.00 per family. With the Orwell Free Library.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Hike into History

On this guided 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. Co-sponsored by Mount Independence Coalition. 

Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Children’s Revolutionary Storytime

Children, ages 6 to 10, are invited to come, with a responsible adult, to an hour of story time, with books, hands-on activities, simple crafts relating to the Revolutionary War time-period and history of Mount Independence, and some outdoor time if weather permits. Bring snacks if you like or a picnic to enjoy afterwards. Call (802) 948-2000 for details. Suggested donation of $5.00 per family. With the Orwell Free Library.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Finding the Green Mountain Boys Project

Members of the Green Mountain Boys Project will talk about their work the past three years on researching the Green Mountain Boys of Vermont, and their recent focus on Shoreham, looking for their tombstones, cemetery clearing, and their new project in Orwell. With the Shoreham Historical Society.

Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Children's Revolutionary Morning Camp

Children will enjoy Revolutionary times learning about Mount Independence, archaeology, and more, with walks and new hands-on-activities.  Attendees will make special items to bring home.  Ages 6 to 11. Limited space.

Pre-registration required.  Information on sibling discounts and scholarships.  Call 802-948-2000 to register.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

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