The History of the Walloomsac Inn
Callie Raspuzzi, Bennington Museum Collections Manager
The Walloomsac Inn is a favorite and mysterious local landmark in Bennington. In this presentation, the Museum’s Collections Manager Callie Raspuzzi will dive deep into the 250-plus years of the inn’s history starting with Elijah Dewey, who built the original building in 1771. Learn more about the men and women who owned and expanded the business and some famous visitors including Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Walt Disney. Also learn about how changes in society affected the roles of public hostelries in general, and the Walloomsac Inn in particular.
Callie Raspuzzi has been the Collections Manager at the Bennington Museum for since 2004. Her job includes keeping track of the Museum’s tens of thousands of objects, photographs, rare books, and archival collections and ensuring that everything is properly cared and accounted for. She attended Colgate University and has a Master’s degree in Museum Studies from the George Washington University. The variety, beauty, and occasional absurdity of the Museum’s collection never cease to impress her.
How to Participate
This virtual webinar will take place live via Zoom.
Bennington Museum Members: $12
This program is being offered at NO CHARGE through generous sponsorship from the Preservation Trust of Vermont, recognizing everyone who builds community by preserving and revitalizing Vermont’s historic buildings, villages, and downtowns. Simply use the link below to register and get your link to the presentation.