Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Revolutionary War artists to talk at Mount Independence

Saturday, July 1, 2 p.m.—ORWELL—Historian Paul Staiti, author of the new book “Of Arms and Artists,” will be at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Saturday, July 1 at 2 p.m. to give a talk about some of the prominent artists of the American Revolution. One of these artists is John Trumbull, one of the Mount’s own officers in 1776.

This is the annual J. Robert Maguire lecture, hosted by the Mount Independence Coalition, the friends group for the historic site. The lecture series honors the work of Mr. Maguire in preserving Mount Independence.

John Trumbull’s large Revolutionary War pieces of art are in the U.S. Capitol rotunda. Copies of Staiti’s book, which focuses on five artists from the American Revolution, will be available to be purchased and have signed by the author. The program is included in the regular historic site admission of $5 for adults and free for children under 15.

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. Carefully follow the signs. The site will open for the regular season daily through Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more information, call 802-948-2000 or visit

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