As winter bears down upon us, we have provided you with another companion to the still forthcoming (we promise!) American Battlefield Protection Program Report. This time, we have photographed artifacts that were recovered during surveys conducted in 2015 and 2016. It is worth stressing two things as you consider this document. First, it is an initial attempt at sharing these items with the public. In the future we hope for professional photography of some items and still aim to put them on actual display. Second, specific location data has not been shared given the unfortunate necessity of protecting the integrity of the battlefield from pot hunters. You can access the photographs here by clicking on "Collections Exhibits."
The next discussion will cover Hiland Hall’s The History of Vermont, from Its Discovery to Its Admission into the Union in 1791. The full text of this book can be found here. We will meet at Brown’s Walloomsac Taproom (50 Factory Hill Rd, Hoosick Falls) Wednesday, March 22 at 6:00 PM. We will also take a vote at this meeting regarding the format of our talks which have been proceeding for a full year now.
One of the stranger finds was a widely deposited and never ending supply of lead pipe sections. It is possible they were donated or seized from a well-appointed home and melted for balls
We would also like to announce that the next friends meeting is only about a week away. Originally scheduled for March 16, it has been moved to Thursday, March 23 at 3:30 PM at the Barnett Homestead (30 Caretakers Rd., Hoosick Falls). This was done to accommodate scheduling conflicts and the mountain of snow we received.
Looking forward, we are planning to host a small speakers’ series at the site after our opening. Stay tuned for details and watch our Facebook page. We plan to welcome a variety of experts and living history enthusiasts. If you would like to nominate someone for the series, please contact David Pitlyk.
As we have mentioned the Friends of Bennington Battlefield Newsletter is now up and running. If you are interested in receiving a copy electronically or by mail, please contact David Pitlyk. The latest edition may be found here.
Finally, if you are a member of a reenactor unit in the BAR, BVMA, British Brigade & Continental Line and wish to participate in this year’s reenactment, please contact unit coordinator Peter Schaaphok. Details of the event may be found here.
Our mailing address is:
Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site
5179 NY Route 67
Hoosick Falls, NY 12090