Mt. Independence topic of lecture

TICONDEROGA The Ticonderoga Community Program Series continues on Wednesday, March 28, with a presentation by Elsa Gilbertson titled David Rusco: A Revolutionary War Soldier and His Mount Independence Powder Horn. The program begins at 7 p.m. at Fort Ticonderogas Thompson-Pell Research Center. Gilbertson will tell the story of one Revolutionary War soldier who served at Mount Independence across the lake from Fort Ticonderoga. She will also talk about his engraved powder horn, a recent gift to the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont. The research process revealed many interesting connections, past and present. Gilbertson is a regional historic site administrator for the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation and manages Chimney Point, Mount Independence, and Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Sites. This program was postponed as a result of the Valentines Day Snow Storm last month. This program is free and open to the public, thanks in part to a grant from the South Lake Champlain Trust. In the event of inclement weather, call 585-2821 for the status of the program. The Ticonderoga Community Program Series is a cooperative program of Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga Heritage Museum, and Ticonderoga Historical Society.

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