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June in Review


Last month, we welcomed Peter Gabriel to the site to speak on his analysis of American militia in the Battle of Bennington as part of our Path Through History Program. It was a beautiful day and he was accompanied by musicians Matthew Shelley and Elise Lunder. Our thanks to them and all our tablers.

Our new docent greeted visitors Thursdays through Sundays, 11 to 3. If you have not visited the site for some time, come by for the conversation and sign our new guestbook. He is always happy to answer your questions.

Our movie screening was rained out as some who RSVP'ed will no doubt have noticed. The silver lining is that we will be taking another crack at a screening this month.



Looking Ahead


Highlights: We are pleased to bring you two guest speakers this month. Eric Schnitzer returns on the 22nd and Todd Braisted will speak on the 29th, sponsored by the Friends of Bennington Battlefield.

Friends of Bennington Battlefield Meeting
Wednesday, July 12, 3:00 PM: 30 Caretakers Road, Hoosick, NY 12090
The Friends plan to meet to discuss preparations for the August reenactment and commemoration.

Philip Skene and the Battle of Bennington
Thursday, July 13, 7:00 PM: Louis Miller Museum, 166 Main St, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
Lt. Col. Baum was commanded to “try the affections of the country” on his march to Bennington. As Chief Commissioner of Supplies and Commissary of Oaths, Philip Skene served these roles as a follower of the British Army and was in charge of crucial interactions with inhabitants of New York. He joined the Baum expedition and was present for the second engagement. Learn more about this influential man and the events surrounding him at this event, co-sponsored by the Hoosick Township Historical Society.

Walking Tour of the Battlefield
Friday, July 14, 1:00 PM: Bennington Battlefield, NYS RT-67, Hoosick, NY
Tour the main areas of interest in the first engagement of the Battle of Bennington. A mix of walking & driving is required. Visitors should meet in the main parking area to begin.

Movie Screening
Saturday, July 15, 8:30 PM: Barnett House, 30 Caretakers Rd., Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
We will be showing a movie with a Revolutionary theme on the grounds of the caretaker’s house. The screening will be outdoors. Picnic coolers welcome. The event is free and open to the public.

July Book Discussion
Wednesday, July 19, 6:00 PM: Barnett House, 30 Caretakers Rd., Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
We are reading With Musket and Tomahawk by Michael O. Logusz. Contact David Pitlyk for details on the reading, 518-860-9094, david.pitlyk@parks.ny.gov. New members are always welcome.

Guided Hike
Thursday, July 20, 1:00 PM: Bennington Battlefield, NYS RT-67, Hoosick, NY
Enjoy the sights along Battle Loop Trail and learn about the history of the hilltop before, during and after the battle. The trail is approximately 1 mile long over largely even terrain.

Walking Tour of the Battlefield
Friday, July 21, 1:00 PM: Bennington Battlefield, NYS RT-67, Hoosick, NY
Tour the main areas of interest in the first engagement of the Battle of Bennington. A mix of walking & driving is required. Visitors should meet in the main parking area to begin.

Germans in the American Revolutionary War
Saturday, July 22, 1:00 PM: Barnett House, 30 Caretakers Rd. Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
An encore of a May presentation given by Eric Schnitzer, Park Ranger at Saratoga National Historical Park.

Guided Hike
Thursday, July 27, 1:00 PM: Bennington Battlefield, NYS RT-67, Hoosick, NY 12090
Enjoy the sights along Battle Loop Trail and learn about the history of the hilltop before, during and after the battle. The trail is approximately 1 mile long over largely even terrain.

Walking Tour of the Battlefield
Friday, July 28, 1:00 PM: Bennington Battlefield, NYS RT-67, Hoosick, NY 12090
Tour the main areas of interest in the first engagement of the Battle of Bennington. A mix of walking & driving is required. Visitors should meet in the main parking area to begin.

Loyalist Presentation
Saturday, July 29, Time to be determined: Louis Miller Museum, 166 Main Street, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
Details regarding a presentation by Todd Braisted, a leading scholar of loyalists in the American Revolutionary War, may be obtained as they become available by contacting David Pitlyk at david.pitlyk@parks.ny.gov or 518-860-9094.
 
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