For Immediate Release:  March 13, 2020
Contact:  Susan Strano, Marketing and Public Relations Director
802-447-1571 ext. 204


Bennington Museum Suspends Public Programs through April 30

As Bennington Museum closely monitors the current global health crisis involving the coronavirus (COVID-19), it announced today that it will cancel all public programs, group tours, and school programs from March 13 through April 30, 2020. The health and safety of its visitors, employees, and the community is of primary concern. The Museum is taking steps it believes are necessary to support public health initiatives to control the spread of this virus.

While the cancellation of the Museum’s programs may be disappointing to many, it is important to take measures that are in the best interest of public safety and trust that visitors will understand the actions of the Museum.  If you have purchased tickets for any upcoming events, refunds will be issued beginning immediately.

The Museum’s galleries remain open to visitors.  If you are well, you are encouraged to visit and seek refuge in the wonderful art and history that is present in Bennington Museum’s fourteen galleries. If you do visit, you are strongly encouraged to follow health measures outlined by the Centers for Disease Control which include the practice of social distancing in the galleries, and thorough handwashing and sanitizing (available at the Museum).  Implementation of additional health precautions including a rigorous daily cleaning protocol are in place at the Museum.  If you are ill or feel you might be ill, or are quarantined, visit us virtually through our website for a break in your day.

About the Museum
Bennington Museum is located at 75 Main Street (Route 9), Bennington, in The Shires of Vermont.  The Museum is open 10 am to 5 pm Thursday through Tuesday, closed Wednesday through May.  Open daily June through October (closed July 4.)  It is wheelchair accessible.   Regular admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students over 18.  Admission is never charged for younger students, museum members, or to visit the museum shop.  Visit the museum’s website or call 802-447-1571 for more information.

To stay informed and up-to-date, please see the CDC health notices and warning levels and the Vermont Department of Health.