On July 19, 2017

Latest historical discoveries presented at Mount Independence

Sunday, July 23, 2 p.m.—ORWELL—At the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vt. a panel of researchers will share their latest historical discoveries about Mount Independence history, Sunday, July 23, from 2-3:30 p.m. The panel is moderated by site interpreter and historian Paul Andriscin.

Ennis Duling, editor of the new book “Strong Ground: Mount Independence and the American Revolution,” will discuss his research on a court martial. Ron Morgan will tell you about his work on the German movements and occupation on the Mount. Site interpreter Elsa Gilbertson will share some recent mapping activities, and Stephen Zeoli will share a story new to us on the naming of Mount Independence.

Visitors are welcome to ask questions and share their own stories and research.

The program is in memory of Louise Ransom, long-time Mount Independence Coalition president. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 15, and includes the museum and all the trails.

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 intersections of Vermont Routes 22A and 73 near Orwell village. Follow the signs. Hours are 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily through Oct. 15.

For more information 802-948-2000 or visit www.historicsites.vermont.gov.

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