Bennington Community Theatre, together with the Friends of the Bennington Battlefield, are presenting “Voices of the Fallen,” a theatrical and historical experience at the Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site in Hoosick Falls, Rensselaer County, NY. [Read more…] about “Voices of the Fallen” at Bennington Battlefield
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This week on The Historians Podcast, Phyllis Chapman of Friends of the Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site discusses the Battle of Bennington, fought about ten miles from Bennington, Vermont, in the hamlet of Walloomasc, in the Town of Hoosick, Rensselaer County, NY, on August 16 1777. [Read more…] about The Battle of Bennington on August 16 1777
New York State Forest Rangers and local fire departments have been battling numerous wildfires that burned about 13 acres around New York State since May 23rd, including one at the Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site. Several of the fires were started from illegal burning. Several tickets were issued and other fires were still being investigated on Thursday. [Read more…] about Wildfire At Bennington Battlefield One Of Several Across New York State
Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site preserves the location of a American Revolutionary War battle between a detachment from the British General John Burgoyne‘s invading army and New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont state militia commanded by General John Stark of New Hampshire and Colonel Seth Warner of Vermont.
The battle was fought in two engagements on August 16, 1777 and resulted in a decisive victory for the Revolutionaries. As a result, Burgoyne’s army suffered irreplaceable losses and failed to gather the supplies needed for a timely push on Albany. Burgoyne later surrendered on October 17 after the Battles of Saratoga. [Read more…] about Bennington Battlefield Presentation Set For Friday
The Friends of the Bennington Battlefield and the Brigade of the American Revolution will host a reenactment of the Battle of Bennington on August 13th and 14th at Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site in the Town of Hoosick, Rensselaer County, NY. [Read more…] about Battle of Bennington Reenactment This Weekend
The book Daniel Shays’s Honorable Rebellion: An American Story (Westholme Publishing, 2021) by Daniel Bullen looks back to January 25th, 1787, in Springfield, Massachusetts, when militia Major General William Shepard ordered his cannon to fire grapeshot at a peaceful demonstration of 1,200 farmers approaching the federal arsenal.
The shots killed four and wounded twenty, marking the climax of five months of civil disobedience in Massachusetts, where farmers challenged the state’s authority to seize their farms for flagrantly unjust taxes. [Read more…] about Daniel Shays’s Honorable Rebellion
The Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site, an important Revolutionary War battlefield near the New York and Vermont border at Walloomsac in the Town of Hoosick has received a historic replica cannon donated by an American descendant of a badly wounded “Hessian” soldier who survived thanks to an act of battlefield compassion. [Read more…] about Bennington Battlefield Acquires Replica Historic Cannon
Author Eric Schnitzer is set to deliver a presentation about his new book in collaboration with historical artist Don Troiani, Don Troiani’s Campaign to Saratoga – 1777: The Turning Point of the Revolutionary War in Paintings, Artifacts, and Historical Narrative, on Saturday, August 17th at 11 am, at the Bennington Battlefield in the Caretakers House, 30 Caretakers Road, Hoosick Falls. [Read more…] about Campaign to Saratoga Talk at Bennington Battlefield
August 16th is a Vermont State Holiday commemorating Bennington Battle Day and the victory over the British on August 16, 1777. To celebrate this Revolutionary War victory, admission to all the state-owned historic sites will be free on Saturday, August 16, 2014.
Pack the picnic basket, grab the kids, invite your friends and neighbors, and head out to enjoy the great Vermont summer at any of the state-owned historic sites. [Read more…] about Free Day At Vermont Owned Historic Sites
Brown’s Brewing Company in Hoosick Falls and Troy, NY, has brewed a special beer in tribute to the Germans that served at the Battle of Bennington which took place in the Town of Hoosick in 1777 during the American Revolutionary War.
The historic Braunschweigers Mumme Ale is a dark, spicy beer created in the late 1400s in the German province of Braunschweig in what is now Lower Saxony, home of Lieutenant Colonel Friedrich Baum and his elite regiment of mounted infantrymen called Dragoons. [Read more…] about New Beer Celebrates ‘Hessians’ At Battle of Bennington