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Historian talks on heroes of the Revolution at state site

Saturday, June 11 at 2 p.m. — ORWELL — Historian and journalist Jack Kelly will be at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell on Saturday, June 11 at 2 p.m. to give a talk, “Getting to Know the Heroes of the Revolution.” Kelly will discuss Revolutionary War characters Seth Warner, Henry Knox, Richard Montgomery, Nathanael Greene, and others, and provide his insights into these figures as men of their time.

The talk is based on Kelly’s latest book, “Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America’s Independence.” Seth Warner is a noted Green Mountain Boy and was one of the heroes of the Battle of Hubbardton. The book will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

This is the annual J. Robert Maguire program, sponsored by the Mount Independence Coalition, the friends group for the historic site. The Coalition is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The event is part of Vermont Days Weekend, June 11 and 12, when there is free admission to all Vermont State Historic Sites and day use state parks.

The Mount Independence State Historic Site is located at 497 Mount Independence Road, six miles west of the intersections of Vermont Routes 22A and 73 near Orwell village. Call 802-948-2000 for more information.

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