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Bennington’s Early History

Bennington was settled in 1761 and quickly found itself in the middle of controversy. This presentation will examine the reasons for settlement, the territory dispute that led to the formation of the Green Mountain Boys, and the role Kentucky played in Vermont’s eventual admission into the United States 15 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

About the Presenter

Deana Mallory is the Director of Public Programs at Bennington Museum, in Bennington, Vermont. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a Master’s degree in education from St. Rose College in Albany, NY. She has been with Bennington Museum since 2005.

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*Image: Ralph Earl (1751 – 1801), Townscape of Bennington, 1798
Collection of Bennington Museum