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October 10, 2008
Contact: Elsa Gilbertson, Regional Historic Site Administrator, 802-759-2412,
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HISTORY PROGRAM AT MOUNT INDEPENDENCE
ORWELL, Vt. - On Saturday, October 18, come to Mount Independence in Orwell at 1:00 p.m. for a "talk and walk" program by historian Don Wickman. He will discuss the latest research on this important Revolutionary War site and the Mount Independence Coalition project to produce a colorful and informative handbook about Mount Independence. Wickman, who has done extensive research on the Mount, will answer your questions, and then will lead a walk out on the property-to enjoy the autumn foliage and to look at some of the interesting ruins and remnants of this once major fortification.
Doors open to the public at 12:30 p.m. This is the last chance of the year to visit the Mount Independence museum and the shop, which close for the season after October 13th. If you're going on the walk, wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather, and bring water. The program is sponsored by the Mount Independence Coalition and Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Mount Independence, one of Vermont's State-owned Historic Sites, is a National Historic Landmark and is considered one of the least disturbed Revolutionary War sites in America. The site is located near the end of Mount Independence Road, which is six miles west of the intersections of VT Routes 73 and 22A in Orwell. The site closes for the season on October 13 but will be open for this program on October 18th. Call: 802-759-2412 for more information.
For more information about the State-owned Historic Sites, contact John Dumville, 802-828-3051, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>. Visit the sites online at www.HistoricVermont.org/sites<http://www.HistoricVermont.org/sites>.
John P. Dumville
Historic Sites Operations Chief
Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
National Life Building, 2nd Floor
Montpelier, Vermont 05620-1201
Telephone: (802) 828-3051
Fax: (802) 828-3206
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The Vermont State Historic Sites: History Where It Happened
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