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The last half of September and the first half of October have been busy despite the arrival of fall, but the most recent excitement was off-site. Students from an archaeology class taught by Luisa Millington at CCV in Bennington, VT volunteered their time to help clean and catalog artifacts from a previous survey. While the work of gently brushing dirt off the artifacts may not have been as thrilling as their recovery, the prospect of getting hands-on (or gloves-on as the case may be) is certainly a unique experience. We are grateful for the assistance.

As our season draws to a close, we still have some exciting programs planned. We also continue our docent coverage Wednesday to Thursday, 11 to 3. If you haven't visited this year, now is the time!


Students get an introduction to the archaeology lab. Our collections are processed and stored in a state facility on Peebles Island.
Students cleaning artifacts. Many hands make light work!
Upcoming Events

Fall Foliage Hike

Wednesday, October 17, 4:00 PM: Bennington Battlefield, NY RT-67, Hoosick, NY
Take in the fall colors on a mile long hike around Bennington Battlefield.
Tour of Bennington Battlefield
Thursday, October 18, 3:00 PM: Bennington Battlefield, NY RT-67, Hoosick, NY
Join us for a tour of the three main areas of interest in the first engagement of the battle of Bennington. A mix of driving and walking is required.
Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, October 24, 6:00 PM: Browns Walloomsac Taproom, Hoosick, NY
In October, we will be reading The Battle of Hubbardton: The Rear Guard Action that Saved America by Bruce Venter.
First Nations Participation in the Battle of Bennington
Friday, October 26, 6:00 PM: 30 Caretakers Road, Hoosick Falls, NY
Join site assistant David Pitlyk as he analyzes the role indigenous auxiliaries from Canada played in the battle. The free program will take place at the Barnett House.
Veterans Day Observance
Sunday, November 11, 11:00 AM: Bennington Battlefield NY RT-67, Hoosick, NY
This year the theme of our ceremony will be service through the centuries. Presenters will discuss the American experience in the Revolutionary War, The War of 1812 and World War I.