Summer Archaeological Field School at Mount Independence
Orwell, Vt.-During the first two weeks in July there will be an
archeological field school at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in
Orwell, Vermont. Mount Independence, a National Historic Landmark, is one
of the best preserved Revolutionary War sites in America and is directly
across Lake Champlain from Fort Ticonderoga. Students from Castleton State
College and experienced volunteers will be studying the path of a proposed
new trail. Visitors are welcome to observe the activities.
The field school takes place each week day, 9:30 to 3:30, July 2 to 13,
except for July 4. It is being sponsored by the Vermont Division for
Historic Preservation and Castleton State College, through an enhancement
grant from the Vermont Agency of Transportation. Visitor admission is $2.00
for adults and free for children under 15.
The archaeological dig will focus on British military defense locations.
Sheila Charles of Rutland is the archeologist in charge of the project. Don
Wickman is project historian. The new trail to be constructed in this area
will be the first one at the Mount that is accessible to the handicapped.
To reach Mount Independence take Vermont Routes 73 or 22A in Orwell and
follow the signs.
Further details on the field school may be found by visiting the Castleton
State College web site: www.castleton.edu/mountindependence/index.htm.
Regional Historic Site Administrator
Chimney Point State Historic Site
7305 VT Route 125
Addison, VT 05491
Phone: (802) 759-2412 Fax: (802) 759-2547
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Visit our web site at: www.HistoricVermont.org