American Revolution 250th Anniversary Commission

Governor Phil Scott has signed an executive order creating the 250th Anniversary Commission to plan, coordinate and promote observances and activities that commemorate the historic events associated with the American Revolution in Vermont.

The year 2026 will mark the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the formation of the United States of America. Vermonters played a significant role in the colonists’ assertion for independence from Great Britain, from the Green Mountain Boys successful assault at Fort Ticonderoga to the Battle of Hubbardton, and to the Battle of Bennington where Vermont troops helped defeat a British force to set up the victories that turned the war in favor of the new Americans. Events and education will continue with commemoration of the 1777 campaign and the founding of Vermont.

To observe these events, Vermont will be joining other states and the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission to encourage remembrance of our past, celebrate the present and look forward to a promising future.

Read the full Press Release here: 250th Anniversary Commission Press Release

250th Anniversary Commission List

Laura V. Trieschmann
State Historic Preservation Officer/Chair

Jim Brangan
Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership

Jason Broughton
State Librarian

Paul Deslandes
University of Vermont, Department of History

Tom Hughes

Christopher Kaufman Ilstrup
Vermont Humanities

John Krueger

James Lockridge
Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership/creative, cultural heritage, & nonprofit sectors

Melody Machin
Elnu Abenaki Band 

Susan McClure
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Dan O’Neil
Ethan Allen Homestead Museum 

Stephen Perkins
Vermont Historical Society

Heather Pelham 
Commissioner of Tourism and Marketing 

Israel Provancha

Jonah Spivak
Friends of the Battle Monument and Friends of the Bennington Battlefield


Meeting Information

Inaugural Meeting Friday, May 26, 2021

Meeting slideshow

Meeting Recording

Working Meeting July 1, 2021 


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