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History You Can Touch

Located in the Sloane Gallery at Bennington Museum which features the Battle of Bennington and Vermont Firearms, is the original bronze cannon that was captured by American forces in the Battle of Bennington. While the cannon is amazing to look at, local woodworker Charles Dewey, a descendant of the Dewey family who fought at the Battle of Bennington in 1777, thought it would be amazing to provide visitors the opportunity to get up close with an historically accurate reproduction of both the cannon and the carriage which carried it.

August 15th, 2019|Press Releases|

Inspiring Quilters Around the World

It began last summer. Telephone calls and emails from Australia, England, California, Texas; the calls kept coming. “When will the quilt be on display?” Quilters from around the country and world were planning trips to the region to be here when the 1863 Sampler Quilt created by Jane A. Stickle was on view. From August 31 through October 14, the quilt that inspires quilters from all over the world will be on its yearly display at the Bennington Museum.

August 15th, 2019|Press Releases|

Fields of Change: 1960s Vermont and Color Fields: 1960s Bennington Modernism

This summer and into the fall, Bennington Museum presents two exhibitions that together tell the story of the changes that took place in the 1960s in the Green Mountain state. These changes helped to define the state’s artistic, social, political, and cultural landscape as we know it today. Fields of Change: 1960s Vermont is on view June 29 through November 3. Color Fields: 1960s Bennington Modernism is on view through December 30.

July 24th, 2019|Press Releases|

Three Authors on the Counterculture Legacy

On Saturday, July 21 at 2:00 pm, Bennington Museum presents Three Vermont Authors on the Counterculture Legacy. Tom Fels, Yvonne Daley, and Verandah Porche engage the audience with stories and passages from their books on the communal experience along with its social dynamics and challenges. Hear firsthand how the young migrants from the city and suburbs moved to the backwoods of Vermont where they would have an historic impact a conservative state with their lifestyles, politics, sexuality and more, literally shaping the Vermont we know today.

July 3rd, 2019|Press Releases|