June 10, 2011
The Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site offers a special program on the third Sunday of each month when a Hubbardton resident of 1777 comes back to life to talk about the Revolutionary War battle of Hubbardton and what it was like to live in the path of war. Site interpreter Carl Fuller, dressed in period attire, offers the program at 1 pm. on Sundays, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, and Sept. 18. Programs are rain or shine.
On June 19 and Sept. 18, meet at the Visitor Center for battlefield tales. Hear stories about residents seeking safety and returning to the area after the war to work on their farms and live in the new Republic of Vermont.
On July 17 and Aug. 21, meet at the Visitor Center and then drive to the nearby East Hubbardton Cemetery, where Carl Fuller will offer a guided walk and “introduce” visitors to some of these residents who lived in the path of war.
The Hubbardton Battlefield is the site of the only Revolutionary Battle fought on Vermont soil. The successful American rear guard action here on July 7, 1777 saved the American northern army from the British, and eventually led to the successful American battle on Aug. 16 to save the supplies located at Bennington and the battles of Saratoga in October.
Call 802-273-2282 for details. The site is located in Hubbardton on Monument Hill Road, seven miles north of US Route 4 from Castleton or six miles east of VT Route 30 in Hubbardton. Regular hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Sunday and Monday holidays, through Oct. 10.
For more information, visit www.HistoricVermont.org/sites and join Vermont Historic Sites on Facebook.
Source: Division for Historic Preservation
Last Updated at: June 10, 2011 08:51:05