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Bennington ended 2017 with a wonderful winter wreath workshop. You can see some of the handiwork of our attendees below. Some interesting facts were also brought to our attention this December. First, the Christmas tree may have been invented by a German combatant in the Battle of Bennington. Slightly less controversially, the founder of entomology in North America was also one of the Bennington Germans.

We write you on the ninth and hope that you will be able to attend two of our previously announced events this week. Tomorrow, join us at Brown's Walloomsac Taproom for a discussion of Gavin Watt's Rebellion in the Mohawk Valley: The St. Leger Expedition of 1777. This Saturday, we are showing a movie related to the Revolutionary War at the Caretaker’s House (30 Caretakers Road) at 5:00 PM. This one is in color, folks! Come out and enjoy this screening with like-minded history buffs.

Finally, please take the time to look over the calendar below, now including some March events.





Calendar of Events

Book Discussion
Wednesday, January 10, 6:00 PM: Brown’s Walloomsac Taproom, 50 Factory Hill Road, 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 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.

“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, 1:00 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.

Bridge Position Tour
Sunday, March 11, 1:00 PM (NB: beginning of DST), 30 Caretakers Road, Hoosick Falls, NY
Tour the center of the battlefield where fighting was as, if not more, intense than the dragoon redoubt at the marked hilltop. Group will park in front of the Caretakers House and meet under the flag pole.

Movie Screening
Friday, March 16, 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.

First Day of Spring Hike
Tuesday, March 20, 1:00 PM: Bennington Battlefield NY RT-67 Hoosick, NY
Celebrate the first official day of spring with a hike of the Battle Loop Trail (1 mile). (Weather permitting.) Hiking boots and warm apparel suggested. Group will meet at the main parking lot of the hilltop.

 

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