Bennington Museum honors veterans, rededicates memorial
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 soldiers, features a bronze relief panel of Bennington Union soldiers marching and a plaque created by local sculptor William Gordon Huff. Commissioned by the American Legion and presented for a state convention on Bennington Battle Day in 1930, this important historical marker remained under the legion’s care for the next 30 years until ownership was formally turned over to the museum in the 1960s. Currently it stands on a rise in the ground above the parking area in front of the museum.
Participation in the event is free of charge. General museum admission from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, November 6, will be half-price for veterans, active military, and their families. Youth 17 and younger are always admitted free. Additional parking will be available at the Monument Elementary School directly across Main Street. For more information visit https://benningtonmuseum.org.