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The Friends of the Bennington Battlefield and students from Hoosick march in the Battle Weekend parade in downtown Bennington. This was the first time the organization has marched!

Here's to a successful Battle Weekend!

We marked the 242nd anniversary of the Battle of Bennington with our annual commemoration. We were honored by the presence of Assemblyman Jake Ashby, representing NY's 107th assembly district as well as Heather Mabee, Chair of the NYS Parks Saratoga/Capital District Regional Commission. We were pleased to welcome for the second year students in Hoosick's Summer History Institute. Kudos to local teacher Katie Brownell for getting these kids excited about history! We also extend our thanks to the Friends of the Bennington Battlefield for organizing the event and the 2nd Continental Artillery Regiment for providing the cannon salutes as well as a lesson for the students.  John Sheaff deserves special recognition, as he has done so much over the years to ensure that the 16th has not been forgotten at the battlefield. This year he passed the torch to Friends President Peter Schaaphok.

Representatives from state and local SAR and DAR chapters place wreaths at the August 16th commemoration ceremony in memory of those who fought.

Upcoming Events

August 28th at 6:00 PM the battlefield book discussion group will meet at Brown’s Walloomsac Taproom in North Hoosick to discuss Campaign to Saratoga by Eric Schnitzer.
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).
September 14th at 1:00 PM there will be a guided tour of the battlefield. A mix of driving and walking is required. Visitors will meet under the flagpole.
September 21st at 1:00 PM there will be a guided hike of Battle Loop Trail covered approximately one mile over moderate terrain. Visitors will meet under the flagpole.
September 29th, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, the battlefield will host the 34th Regiment of Foot. The 34th Regiment will be demonstrating the drill, battle tactics, and everyday life of a British soldier in Burgoyne’s Army in 1777.
October 12th, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM hourly tours of the battlefield will be offered as a part of Path Through History weekend. A mix of driving and walking is required. Visitors will meet under the flagpole.
November 3rd at 10:00 AM there will be an early bird tour of the battlefield. Don’t forget to set your clocks back! This will be the final public tour of the season. A mix of driving and walking is required. Visitors will meet under the flagpole.
November 11th at 11:00 AM the battlefield will host a commemoration ceremony to mark Veterans Day.