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Pre-season guided history walk to be held May 5

ORWELL — With the snow gone and trees yet to unfurl their leaves, this is the perfect time of year to see traces of the Revolutionary War defenses on the landscape. With that in mind, Mount Independence State Historic Site will have a pre-season guided history walk on Sunday, May 5, 2018, at the Orwell site from 1 to 4 p.m.
Revolutionary War expert Mike Barbieri, Mount Independence Coalition president Stephen Zeoli, and site administrator Elsa Gilbertson will lead the walk on and off the trails to explore the site. The focus will be on the camps and brigade layouts at Mount Independence in 1776-77. Participants can see what evidence still remains after more than 240 years ago.
The walk will meet at museum for orientation. The fee is $5 for adults and free for children under 15. Leaders recommend wearing sturdy boots, being prepared for off-trail walking and dress for the weather.
The walk is co-sponsored by the Mount Independence Coalition. It is the first of many programs scheduled for 2019.
Opening day at Mount Independence is Saturday, May 25. Regular hours will be daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October 13. Call 802-759-2412 for information about the hike.

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