The Chimney Point, Mount Independence, and Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Sites in Vermont on the east side of Lake Champlain are set to open for the 2019 season on Saturday, May 25, at 10 am. These sites also host a variety of programs, exhibits, lectures, nature and history tours, and more. [Read more…] about Lake Champlain Area VT State Historic Sites Opening
The Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, opposite Ticonderoga, is set to host a pre-opening day guided history walk on Sunday, May 5th from 1 to 4 pm.
Revolutionary War expert Mike Barbieri, Mount Independence Coalition president Stephen Zeoli, and site administrator Elsa Gilbertson will lead a walk on and off the trails to explore this Revolutionary War site. The focus will be on the camps and brigade layouts here in 1776-77. [Read more…] about Guided History Hike at Mount Independence
We tend to view gay marriage as a cultural and legal development of the 21st century.
But did you know that some early Americans lived openly as same-sex married couples? [Read more…] about Charity & Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America
Mount Independence in Orwell Vermont is set to host “Muster at the Mount: A Day of Revolutionary Discovery” on Saturday, October 20th, from 10:30 am to 4 pm. The day explores the story of Mount Independence with a wide variety of presentations and presenters.
The day’s offerings will include historians, archaeologists, reenactors, and others giving illustrated talks, an interpretive tour of a major archaeological feature, viewing and interpreting artifacts, an interview with historical personages, a hands-on demonstration, and the latest report of 2017 geospatial mapping project using remote sensing and traditional survey. [Read more…] about Muster at Mount Independence: Special History Program
The Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site in Hubbardton is set to host an astronomy night on October 6th, and their annual Mount Zion Hike on October 7th. [Read more…] about Astronomy Night, Hiking at Hubbardton Battlefield
On Sunday, September 30, 2018, the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, is set to host a talk by living historian Robert Grandchamp on the British 24th Regiment of Foot and their role in the Northern Campaign of the American Revolution. The talk, with a question and answer period, will run from 1 to 2:30 pm, and is included with regular admission ($5 adults/free under 15). [Read more…] about British Infantry Talk at Mount Independence, VT Sunday
The annual Northeastern Open Atlatl Championship weekend at the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison, Vermont has been set for September 21 to 23, 2018, part of Vermont’s Archaeology Month.
The event includes an atlatl-making workshop on Friday and basswood bark strip basket-making on Sunday, and demonstrations and the competition on Saturday. The Chimney Point field, on the shore of Lake Champlain, is set up for the accuracy and distance competitions. Contestants from all over New England and New York use an atlatl, an ancient spear-throwing tool, to test their prowess in accuracy and distance by throwing at a variety of targets. Event attendees can watch and cheer them on. [Read more…] about Atlatl Championship Weekend at Chimney Point
Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont is set to hold their annual Soldiers Atop the Mount living history weekend on September 8th and 9th, 2018.
Reenactors and those interested in history gather to engage the public with a full scale event that honors the massive Revolutionary War fortification built and occupied first by the Americans and then British and Germans during the 1776-77 Northern Campaign of the American Revolution. [Read more…] about Revolutionary War Weekend At Mt. Independence
On Sunday, August 12, 2018, at 2 pm, the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, is set to host a talk on “Ethnic and Cultural Diversity at Mount Independence” by historian and site interpreter Paul Andriscin.
This talk looks at how a rag-tag force from six states and Vermont managed to maintain the Northern American Army here during the American Revolution. They faced lack of supplies, disease, starvation, bad weather conditions, and having to overcome prejudices against their fellow soldiers. [Read more…] about Rev War Ethnic Diversity Talk at Mt Independence
A workshop aimed at teaching youth ages 11 to 15 how to make a 3-minute video has been set for Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site in Hubbardton, Vermont. The program runs from 10:30 am to 4 pm, with a fee of $15.
Workshop leader is Bob Franzoni, battlefield site interpreter and retired executive director of CATV White River Junction, will show attendees how to write, direct, act in, and produce a 2 to 3-minute video. [Read more…] about Youth Video Workshop At Hubbardton Battlefield