Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Father’s Day talk to be held at Mount Independence State Site on “Colonial Founding Fathers”

Sunday, June 21 at 2 p.m. — ORWELL — In honor of Father’s Day, the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell is offering an illustrated talk, “Colonial Founding Fathers and Their Children,” on Sunday, June 21 at 2 p.m. Site interpreter and historian Paul Andriscin will discuss American colonial founding fathers John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin and their children. How did their domestic life compare with their Revolutionary War activities?

Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 15. It includes the program, visiting the museum, and access to the grounds and trails.

Mount Independence, one of Vermont’s state-owned historic sites, is a National Historic Landmark and one of the best-preserved Revolutionary War sites in America.  It is located near the end of Mount Independence Road, six miles west of the intersections of VT Routes 22A and 73 in Orwell. The site is open daily, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 12. For more info, call 802-948-2000 or visit

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