Saturday, July 25 at 2 p.m. — ORWELL — The summer and fall of 1776 during the American Revolution was a time of high drama on Lake Champlain and Mount Independence in Orwell. On Saturday, July 25 at 2 p.m. the Mount Independence State Historic Site gets out the time machine for the program, “An Investigation into the Revolutionary Mind: What Were You Thinking, Benedict Arnold and Guy Carleton?”
Modern day historian and site interpreter Paul Andriscin will summon up American General Benedict Arnold and British General Guy Carleton to ask them about their activities on Lake Champlain in 1776, including October’s Battle of Valcour and the British appearance north of Mount Independence and Fort Ticonderoga at the end of the month. What were the American and British plans for offense and defense? What role did Mount Independence play? A truculent common soldier might even make an appearance. Audience members are welcome to ask their questions at the end.
The event is included in the regular admission fee of $5 for adults and free for children under 15. While there you can visit the museum and walk any or all of the six miles of trails on the over 300 acre site. Call 802-948-2000 for more information.
The Mount Independence State Historic Site is located near the end of Mount Independence Road, six miles west of the intersections of Vermont Routes 22A and 73 near Orwell village; carefully follow the signs.
For more info, visit: www.historicsites.vermont.gov.