Available at the Museum only
Adaptable for any age
Locations: Church Gallery; Center Gallery; Vermont Decorative Arts Gallery; Bennington Pottery Gallery; Flag Gallery; Changing Exhibitions; Wasp Gallery; Moses Gallery; Bennington Battle Gallery
Discover the three most important jobs of a museum through a guided tour of our galleries. The program starts with a discussion about what museums do, leading students to the conclusion that the three main jobs of a museum are:
- to collect
- to preserve
- and to educate
Throughout the tour, our museum educator encourages students to look for the ways in which Bennington Museum achieves these goals. At the end of the tour, we review what we’ve learned and use the information about what the museum collects to decide what kind of museum Bennington Museum is.
The General Tour is highly adaptable and can be adjusted to highlight a topic of your choosing. Please mention your specific interests when you book your program, so we can be sure our museum educators are well-prepared.
Vermont Learning Standards
Pre and Post Visit Materials