Mount Independence to offer Ethan Allen book talk
ORWELL — Saturday, June 8, is a day for interesting book discussion and learning at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell. From 12:30 to 1:45 p.m, the Orwell Free Library will be at the site to offer a group book discussion on Christopher Wren’s latest book, “Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom: Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys and the American Revolution.”
Wren will be on hand at 2 p.m. to discuss Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys, the question of whether or not Allen is really of hero of the war, and his book. A retired reporter and editor for The New York Times, Wren is now a visiting professor at Dartmouth College.
Admission will be free that days to all State Historic sites, so it is a great day to visit the site and exercise those brain cells as well. Bring a copy of the book and a picnic lunch. Copies of Wren’s book will be available for purchase and signing. This is the annual J. Robert Maguire Lecture, hosted by the Mount Independence Coalition to honor the work of J. Robert Maguire in preserving Mount Independence.
Call the library at 802-948-2041 for more information.
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