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We concluded our 2017 season on Veterans Day, November 11 and welcomed local scouts to assist us in a flag retreat ceremony. As the sun went down, we snapped the picture below. Thank you to our staff, volunteers, Friends group members and donors who made this an exceptional season.

Thanks also to the Bennington Historical Society for their gracious invitation to speak at the Bennington Museum last month. David Pitlyk delivered a presentation on the cultural resource survey of 2015.

We still have program offerings for the winter that we hope you will take advantage of. Additionally, this winter tours will continue by appointment. Call or e-mail to schedule a visit. (518-860-9094 // Please note that your visit may be subject to cancellation due to road conditions on-site but that we will work to get you in after the next thaw!

If you have not already done so, we suggest you take a look at the Friends of Bennington Battlefield Newsletter.

Finally, we would like to put the call out for any interested volunteers. If you would like to serve as a docent in 2018 or have an interest in helping out in any other capacity, please do not hesitate to contact us at the e-mail address above.

Bennington Battlefield Winter Events, December - February

Wreath Workshop
Saturday, December 16, 11:00 AM: 30 Caretakers Road, Hoosick Falls, NY
Create your own holiday wreath with hemlock branches from the battlefield!  Fun for the whole family, donations are welcome.

Book Discussion
Wednesday, January 10, 6:00 PM: Brown’s Walloomsac Taproom, 50 Factory Hill Rd, Hoosick Falls, NY
We will be discussing Gavin K. Watt’s Rebellion in the Mohawk Valley: The St. Leger Expedition of 1777. Participants are welcome to purchase snacks or a meal at the Taproom. The event itself is free and open to the public.

Movie Screening
Saturday, January 13, 5:00 PM: 30 Caretakers Road, Hoosick Falls, NY
We will be showing a movie with a Revolutionary War theme in the caretaker’s house. Guests are invited to bring their own refreshments. The event is free and open to the public.

Friends of Bennington Battlefield Meeting
Thursday, January 18, 3:30 PM: Location to be determined
Join the Friends as they plan for the new year. New members are always welcome. The event is free and open to the public.

“I pushed forward the Remainder with all speed”: The Attack at the Bridge
Saturday, February 3, 11:00 AM: 30 Caretakers Road, Hoosick Falls, NY
The events at the very center of the battlefield sealed the patriot victory in the first engagement of the Battle of Bennington. Join site assistant David Pitlyk as he presents accounts and maps of the action. The event is free and open to the public.

Snow Shoe Hike in the Retreat Fields
Sunday, February 4, 11:00 AM: 30 Caretakers Road, Hoosick Falls, NY (“Rain” date: Feb. 11, 11 AM)
Join us as we snow shoe the retreat fields behind the caretakers house. Guests may bring their own snow shoes or rent them for $3.00. No registration required, “rain” date the following Sunday.

Revolutionary Tabletop Games
Saturday, February 10, 1 PM: 30 Caretakers Road, Hoosick Falls, NY
Join us for an evening of tabletop gaming. We will be running up to four different strategy games. Ages 12 and up suggested, no registration required, donations are welcome.