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There are some big plans in the works! Those who keep an eye on our Facebook page might have noticed a tantalizing post. Staff from the Bureau of Historic Sites was recently at the Bennington Museum studying their cannon, captured in the battle. We are pleased to inform our newsletter subscribers that we are working to create a replica of the hilltop 3-pounder Verbruggen cannon for display at the battlefield! We hope to unveil the cannon in grand fashion and to properly thank our generous donor when it is completed.

Secondly, our thanks to Jonah Spivak who is already looking forward to Vermont’s 250th celebration of its independence and constitution. The plan is to make the Battle of Bennington's 250th anniversary one for the books as well, and to that end he has approached the Vermont State Legislature to get the ball rolling. The year 2027 is closer than you think!

It is also worth celebrating a grant which will fund Battle of Bennington curriculum for MAUMS students. As part of the course students will visit the battlefield. It is hoped that the lesson will be widely adopted by other schools once developed.


Heidi Miksch, objects conservator, sizes up the Bennington trophy cannon held by the Museum.
Visitors with the Bennington Chamber of Commerce at the Statehouse in Montpelier are greeted by the Lieutenant Governor Zuckerman.
Take a look at our current calendar of events. Please note that April will be a slow month for programming (but a busy month for other projects that will benefit our visitors when we open in May).

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.

Snow Shoe Hike in the Retreat Fields
Sunday, February 11, 11:00 AM: 30 Caretakers Road, Hoosick Falls, NY
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.

February Book Discussion
Wednesday, February 28, 6:00 PM, Harvest Brewing (201 South St., Bennington, VT)
We will be meeting to discuss Buckskin Pimpernel by Mary Beacock Fryer. No charge to attend, food and drink available for purchase.

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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