May 29, 2007
Contact: Elsa Gilbertson, Regional Historic Site Administrator, 802-759-2412,
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VERMONT DAYS EVENTS AT HUBBARDTON BATTLEFIELD, MOUNT INDEPENDENCE, AND CHIMNEY POINT
ADDISON, Vt. - Join in on the fun at Vermont Days, a weekend of free admission at the Vermont State Historic Sites and State Parks, by enjoying a number of special events at the Mount Independence, Hubbardton Battlefield, and Chimney Point State Historic Sites. All events are free and open to the public.
At the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell-
--Saturday, June 9, at 1:00 p.m. The Cedar Bluffs of the Mount Talk & Walk with Eric Sorenson, Community Ecologist with the Nongame and Natural Heritage Program of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. He will talk about the natural history of the Mount and guide a nature walk to one of the cedar bluffs, part of a recent limestone bluff cedar-pine forest study. Learn about the flora and fauna along the way. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Bring a picnic to enjoy before the hike.
--Sunday, June 10 at 1:00 pm. The British Occupation of Mount Independence. In this "talk and walk" Brigadier Paul Loding of His Majesty's 53rd Regiment of Foot will discuss the British occupation of Mount Independence, from July to November 1777-230 years ago. The program includes a talk in the Visitor Center and guided walk in the footsteps of history to the southern battery area where the 53rd was stationed. Dress for the weather.
Mount Independence is located six miles west of the intersections of VT Routes 22A and 73 near the end of Mount Independence Road. Call (802) 948-2000 for information.
At the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site in Hubbardton--
--Saturday, June 9, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Go Fly a Kite Make a simple kite (materials and instructions provided) or bring your own. Then fly it in the wide open spaces of the site, celebrating our many freedoms won during the Revolution. Alternate program inside if weather is inclement.
--Sunday, June 10, 1:00 p.m. Some Exciting Stories of Vermont Pioneer Settlers Vermont historian Miriam Herwig of Randolph will recount the tales of several early Vermont settlers and their families, including Jonathan Carpenter, a Revolutionary War soldier who kept a journal edited and published by Herwig, and the Griswolds of Randolph, whose story is the basis for the acclaimed 2005 children's book, Where the Great Hawk Flies, by Liza Ketchum. Copies of both books will be available.
The Hubbardton Battlefield is on Monument Hill Road, six miles east of Vermont Route 30 in Hubbardton or six miles north of exit 5 on US Route 4 in Castleton. Call (802) 273-2282 for information.
At the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison-
--Sunday, June 10, 2:00 -4:00 p.m. Sunday Afternoon Special Enjoy period games, the French Colonial dress-up basket, learn about ancient stone tools and how to throw an atlatl, and enjoy other fun for all ages.
Chimney Point is located in Addison at the intersections of Vermont Routes 125 and 17, at the foot of the Champlain Bridge. Call (802) 759-2412 for information.
For information about Vermont's state-owned historic sites, visit www.HistoricVermont.org/sites or contact John Dumville at (802) 828-3051.
John P. Dumville
Historic Sites Operations Chief
Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
National Life Building, Drawer 20
Montpelier, Vermont 05620-0501
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Telephone: (802) 828-3051
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The State-Owned Historic Sites: History Where It Happened
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and Vermont Studies Program
University of Vermont
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Burlington, VT 05401-3439
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