On August 10, 2016

Research unveils new stories of Mount Independence

Saturday, Aug. 13, at 2 p.m.—ORWELL—Researchers and the historically curious are making “new” discoveries about Mount Independence as libraries and archives across the country make more of their resources available online. The historians would like to share some of these fun findings. On Saturday, Aug. 13 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Mount Independence State Historic Site, a panel of researchers will share interesting recent historical discoveries and theories about Mount Independence history. The panel is moderated by site interpreter and historian Paul Andriscin.
The program commemorates Louise Ransom, long-time Mount Independence Coalition president. It is one of many events this year to celebrate the 240th anniversary of the site, as well as the 50th anniversary of the trail system.
The Mount Independence State Historic Site is one of the best preserved Revolutionary War archeological sites. It is located at 497 Mount Independence Road, six miles west of the intersection of Routes 22A and 73 near Orwell village. It is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through October 10. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 15. For more information visit: www.historicsites.vermont.gov or call 802-948-2000.

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