Reenactors honor the 1776-1777 history of Mount Independence during this living history weekend. Participate in the annual reading of Declaration of Independence on Sunday, explore camp life and skill demonstrations, take in an illustrated talk, and enjoy activities for all ages. Admission fee: $6. Call (802) 948-2000 for details. Vermont Archaeology Month event.
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 the footsteps of soldiers on a woods skirmish, explore camp life and skill demonstrations, take in an illustrated talk, and enjoy activities for all ages. Admission fee: $6. Call (802) 948-2000 for details. Vermont Archaeology Month event.
Forest ecologist Lynn Levine leads this talk and walk program to learn about the trees and ferns around us. She is author of Identifying Ferns the Easy Way: A Pocket Guide to Common Ferns of the Northeast. The program starts inside, then heads out on the trails. Wear comfortable walking shoes.
Historian Paul Andriscin turns back the time machine to interview Ethan Allen of the Green Mountain Boys and Justus Sherwood, an early settler of New Haven who turned loyalist spy. Patriot or Tory and discord in the Green Mountains, whose side were they on anyway? Which George did they support?
On this guided tour, walk in the tireless footsteps of Revolutionary War soldiers. Mount Independence Coalition president Stephen Zeoli is our guide. Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather. Co-sponsored by Mount Independence Coalition.
Children will enjoy Revolutionary times learning about Mount Independence, archaeology, and more, with walks and new hands-on activities from 9:30 am to 12:30 each day. Attendees will make special items to bring home. Ages 6 to 11. Limited space. Pre-registration required. Camp fee: $75. Information on sibling discounts and scholarships. Call (802) 948-2000 to register.
Michael Blakeslee, historic site interpreter and long-time reenactor, speaks about the American chaplains who served at Mount Independence in 1776 and 1777. Who were they, what did they do, and why were chaplains important in the war effort? Learn about a few other soldiers who served here and later became ministers.
To follow up on the book discussion, Ennis Duling, editor of Strong Ground, offers an illustrated talk on the Battle of Bennington, fought on August 16, 1777, and tells stories about the people involved. Co-sponsored by Mount Independence Coalition.
The Orwell Free Library offers a group book discussion on the classic historic novel from 1942, Look to the Mountain, by LeGrand Cannon Jr. The Battle of Bennington is featured in the book. Bring your book and a picnic lunch. Call the library at (802) 948-2041 for more information. Co-sponsored by Mount Independence Coalition and Orwell Free Library.
Our site friends group hosts their annual meeting. All are welcome.