Bennington Historical Society Meetings are normally held the third Sunday of each month from 2:00- 4:00 pm in the Ada Paresky Education Center located on the second floor of the Bennington Museum. Each meeting explores a wonderfully interesting topic on the history of Bennington and the area.
Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, brings Vermont history to life with engaging commentary about the songs found in the Vermont Historical Society's collection of sheet music. Dressed in period costume, Ms. Radtke takes listeners through state history, using the songs Vermonters published in their communities.
A Vermont Humanities Council event hosted by Rupert Historical Society.
Assembled to accompany Road Trip: America Through the Windshield, the vintage car advertisements in this exhibit span six decades, from 1920 to 1979. They were culled from general interest periodicals, such as Life, Time, and National Geographic, as well as magazines specializing in the auto industry, such as Car & Driver and Road & Track.
Artists from around the country and the world are invited to submit work to be included in our fifth annual fine art competition, this year juried by Brian Blood, Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America and the California Art Club. $7,000 in awards will be given and the representational artwork will be on view and for sale at the Center through the fall.
Bennington Museum’s major exhibition of 2014 features the stunning work of two acknowledged masters of the portrait as art. Though separated by one hundred years, the portraits created by the 19th-century itinerant painter Erastus Salisbury Field and the 20th-century master Alice Neel have a remarkable resonance with one another. Examining the artists’ cultural, political and social milieus, as well as the subjects of their paintings and what painting meant to them personally, this exhibition reexamines the relationship between Modernism and its romantic notions of the “folk” in order to bring viewers to a more nuanced understanding of these great artists and their work. Field is represented in the museum's collection by nine portraits, all depicting sitters from Bennington County.
Patsy Santo (1893-1975), a Bennington resident for nearly sixty years, was one of many talented self-taught artists—Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses being the most famous—catapulted into the national spotlight in the late 1930s. This exhibition celebrates the recent gift to the museum of six of Santo’s paintings (four of them on view) by Tom and Jennifer Fels, nearly doubling the size of the museum’s collection of this important local artist’s work.
This selection of paintings by Patsy Santo is a well-rounded sampling of his professional career as an artist, both chronologically and in terms of subject matter.
The Brattleboro Area Farmers' Market is Southern Vermont's premier farmers' market featuring over 50 vendors with agricultural products, crafts, live music and animals and ethnic foods from around the world.
The Scott Farm and Vermont Fresh Network will co-host our sixth annual harvest dinner at the farm’s apple barn on October 25th at 6pm. The 5 course meal will showcase our delicious heirloom apples along with many other local foods. Tristan Toleno of Entera Catering will prepare the meal. Dinner is $35.00 per person. There will be a cash bar with beer and wine. Make your reservations early – it sells out fast!