Hike into History celebrates archaeology month on Sept. 27
ORWELL — To celebrate September’s Vermont Archaeology Month, the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell is offering a special “Hike into History” program with Stephen Zeoli on Sunday, Sept. 27, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Zeoli will use the Revolutionary War’s historic Wintersmith map of Mount Independence as a guide for exploring the Mount as it was in the summer of 1777. Participants will discover sites shown on the map that still have traces to be seen today, and see some Revolutionary constructions not documented on the Wintersmith map.
Zeoli is president of the Mount Independence Coalition, is a former caretaker at the site, and has written a short book, “Mount Independence: The Enduring Legacy of a Unique Place,” now in its second edition. Those attending should wear sturdy shoes, bring water and dress for the weather.
Mount Independence is located on Mount Independence Road, six miles west of the intersections of VT Routes 22A and 73 near Orwell village. Mount Independence, a National Historic Landmark, is one of the best-preserved Revolutionary War sites in America. Carefully follow the signs. Admission is $5.00 for adults and free for children under 15, and includes the guided walk, and access to all the trails. The site is open daily through Oct. 12.
Cal (802) 948-2000 for more information. For information on the Vermont State-Owned Historic Sites, visit www.historicsites.vermont.gov, or join the Vermont State Historic Sites on Facebook.