Battle Day weekend at Bennington Battle Monument

09 August 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

8/9/2018

Contact:

Marylou Chicote, Bennington Monument Administrator
Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
(802) 447-0550, marylou.chicote@vermont.gov

Battle Day weekend at Bennington Battle Monument

Bennington, VT: Bennington Battle Monument will celebrate Bennington Battle Day with several exciting events.  On Saturday August 18, the day begins with the 14th annual Battle Day 5k road race.  Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., the race starts with musket fire at 9:30 a.m.  The children’s quarter-mile fun race around the circle will follow the 5k race.

There will be a Colonial encampment on the Monument grounds on Saturday and Sunday.  Recounting the story of the Battle of Bennington, Revolutionary Soldiers will be on hand to demonstrate artillery drills and camp life. 

A Free Fife and Drum concert will take place on the grounds in front of the Monument.  The Moodus Fife and Drum Corps of Moodus, Connecticut, will perform starting at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.  The Corps played in Bennington in 1891 at the dedication of the Bennington Battle Monument. A commemorative Battle of Bennington Flag will be flown on the Monument grounds.

On Sunday August 19, Vintage Visitors Historic Fashion Show will begin at 3:00 p.m. It will feature handmade clothing for men, women, and children dating from the late 1700s to the 1890s. There is a $10.00 charge for adults (15 years and over), $2.00 for youth (ages 6 to 14).  The admission charge for the fashion show includes a ticket into the Monument.

The Vermont State Historic Sites are operated by the Division for Historic Preservation, which is part of the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development. For information on the Vermont State Historic Sites, Bennington Battle Monument, and all our events, please call (802) 447-0550 or visit www.historicsites.vermont.org

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