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Artifacts Recovered from the Battlefield Now on Display at the Bennington Museum

This month through August 25th, visitors to the Bennington Museum will be able to view a selection of artifacts recovered as part of archaeological surveys conducted at Bennington Battlefield. This display is the result of fieldwork conducted by professionally supervised avocational metal detectorists and trained archaeologists. Highlights include coins, buttons, musket balls, a cannon ball and "blooded" buckshot. In the Sloane Gallery visitors can also find a permanent display relating to the Battle of Bennington and view one of the captured trophy cannon. While there, why not check out the Battle Monument less than a mile away?

Upcoming Events

June 26th at 6:00 PM
the book group will meet to discuss Nathaniel Philbrick’s Bunker Hill at the Walloomsac Taproom (50 Factory Hill Road, North Hoosick, NY).
July 7th at 10:00 AM we will offer an “early bird” tour of the main areas of the First Engagement of the battle. Some driving is required to travel between the three stops. Visitors will meet under the flagpole.
July 20th at 1:00 PM Historic Site Assistant David Pitlyk will deliver a presentation on the Battle of Bennington for the Riders Mills Historical Association at the schoolhouse located at Riders Mills Road and Drowne Road, Old Chatham NY.
July 25th at 4:00 PM the trustees of the Friends of the Bennington Battlefield will be meeting at the Barnett House (30 Caretaker's Road, Hoosick Falls, NY).
July 27th at 7:00 PM there will be a Fireside History presentation. The subject will be cannon at the Battle of Bennington. Visitors will meet near the upper parking area and enjoy an open fire and refreshments.
August 3rd at 4:00 PM there will be a guided hike of the Battle Loop Trail. Visitors will meet under the flagpole.
August 16th at 7:00 PM the Friends of the Bennington Battlefield will host the annual commemoration of the Battle of Bennington. The program will include DAR and SAR representatives and students from Hoosick Falls. The ceremony will take place near the flagpole.
August 17th at 11:00 AM Park Ranger Eric Schnitzer of the Saratoga National Historical Park will present on his new collaboration, Don Troiani's Campaign to Saratoga - 1777: The Turning Point of the Revolutionary War in Paintings, Artifacts, and Historical Narrative. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. The program will be held in the Caretakers House (30 Caretakers Road, Hoosick Falls, NY).
August 18th, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Tours of the battlefield will be available to interested visitors. Groups will meet under the flagpole.
August 31st at 12:00 PM the battlefield will host Volunteer Day at the Tory Fort. We will be arranging small logs at the Tory Fort. Work gloves are recommended.  Refreshments will be served to participants. Parking will be available on the grounds of the Barnett House (30 Caretakers Road, Hoosick Falls, NY).