Bennington Museum

BENNINGTON - Margaret “Peg” Bowen was born about 1742 in or near Hadley, MA. She was enslaved in Bennington by Stephen Fay from 1772 to 1778. On Saturday, June 25, at 10 am, she will be remembered and honored by the people of Bennington.
Peg lived and worked at Fay’s Tavern, better known...
BENNINGTON - Musician applications are open for Bennington Museum’s Concerts in the Courtyard. Applications will close on Thursday, March 31. All artists will be notified as to whether or not they were awarded a spot.
In 2019 Bennington Museum began an outdoor Friday night concert series...

Vermont saw a religious revival, as people believed a higher power was at play.
BENNINGTON - The year 1816 has long been known as the year without summer. Vermonters still call it “1800 and Froze to Death,” a year of frosts every month, dark skies, and mysterious lights that caused a widespread belief that a higher power was displeased.
Howard Coffin will discuss the...
Attendees at the 2019 in-person Vermont History Day competition, in Burlington.
Attendees at the 2019 in-person Vermont History Day competition, in Burlington.
BENNINGTON - Vermont History Day is a research competition for all ages that encourages students to develop critical thinking skills through project-based learning and the study of history. Bennington Museum believes that learning about the region and contextualizing its people’s shared history...
BENNINGTON - The Bryan Memorial Gallery and the Bennington Museum announce a call for artists for the upcoming collaborative Parks and Recreation exhibition. Held conjunctively at these two locations during the summer 2022 season, this exhibit will highlight historical and contemporary...
BENNINGTON - Want to celebrate the arrival of 2022 but bedtime is at 8 pm? No problem. Put on party clothes and join the Bennington Museum in welcoming in the “noon” year with music, dancing, party hats, noisemakers, and the countdown to noon. Create a special hat before moving on to the silly...

Art for the exhibit “Transient Beauty” is based on the photos of “Snowflake” Bentley.
BENNINGTON - On Friday, November 26, Bennington Museum will open the annual winter exhibition and closed-bid auction “Transient Beauty: Responding to ‘Snowflake’ Bentley,” featuring 25 contemporary artists responding to the magical photomicrographs of Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley. Completely self-...
BENNINGTON - American Legion Post 13 and Bennington Museum will honor all veterans and rededicate the Civil War Memorial on Saturday, November 6, from 1 to 2 pm, followed by a reception and activities in the museum, from 2 to 3:30 pm.
The Civil War Memorial, honoring over 450 Bennington...

Marker for Caesar, a slave from 1750. Markers are meant to serve as recognition of America’s history in new project.
BENNINGTON - The Stopping Stones project is a national effort intended to engage communities with the local and broader history of slavery by memorializing the names of enslaved persons with markers in the places they were once held. The organization works toward repairing inequality in education...
OLD BENNINGTON - Bennington Community Theater’s first live production this season, “Voices from the Grave,” will be performed outside on the grounds of the famed Old First Church Cemetery, on Saturday, September 25, and Saturday, October 2.
Go on a guided tour and meet the people beneath...

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