Bennington Battlefield Commemoration
The Friends of the Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site on Route 67 in Hoosick, N.Y., will host a commemoration marking the 242nd anniversary of the Battle of Bennington on Friday, August 16, at 7 p.m. Representatives from the Second Continental Artillery Regiment, the Battle Monument in Vermont, and local SAR and DAR chapters will help to mark the occasion. Historical accounts will be shared before a wreath laying and artillery salute. Beginning at 5, visitors may tour the students’ encampment on the hilltop. The program is free and open to the public.
Other events will also take place over the weekend. Historian Eric Schnitzer will deliver a presentation on his new book, ‘Don Troiani’s Campaign to Saratoga:1777,’ created in collaboration with historical artist Don Troiani, on Saturday, August 17 at 11 a.m. in the Caretakers House at 30 Caretakers Road in Hoosick, N.Y. Tours of the battlefield will be offered to the public on the hour, Sunday, August 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Groups will meet under the flagpole. For further information,
contact David Pitlyk at 518-860-9094.