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A historic panel showing the Putnam Block as it looked in 1927 in downtown Bennington

Time Traveling in Downtown Bennington

Twenty historical panels were recently installed on lampposts by the Bennington Museum in an effort to enable townspeople and visitors to experience downtown in four dimensions: the fourth one being time. Now is the perfect time to explore history with the ‘Across the Street’ photo exhibit.

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A statue of Seth Warner at the Bennington Battle Monument

Remembering the Battle of Bennington

Those who enter southwestern Vermont from the west for the first time (Welcome to Vermont!) are in for a surprise when they round a bend on Route 279 and the broad valley of Bennington opens up before them. Straight ahead in the distance rise the Green Mountains, and there on the right, perched on a shelf of ground above the valley, is a soaring stone obelisk as tall as a football field is long (306 ft. 4½ in., to be precise). “What’s that all about?” the uninitiated might well ask.

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Robert Frost portrait

Nothing Gold Can Stay

One hundred years ago, Robert Frost and his family moved to South Shaftsbury, Vermont, just a few miles north of Bennington. Each year many of Frost’s admirers make a pilgrimage to his gravesite and also visit the Robert Frost Stone House Museum, housed in his former Shaftsbury home.

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