Bennington Museum Presents Awards
The Bennington Museum recently held its annual members’ meeting and dinner, and awarded the 2013 General Stark and Walloomsac Society Awards, with a special award of recognition, the Hiland Hall Award for Exceptional Service to the Bennington Community and Bennington Museum.
Since 1982, the General Stark Society Award has been presented to an individual or organization in recognition of outstanding service to Bennington Museum. This year the President of the Board of Trustees Ray Bolton presented the General Stark Award to Jackie and Tony Marro.
The Walloomsac Society Award, created in 1991, is presented by the museum for outstanding contributions to the community in the field of art, history or education. This year’s recipient was Jonah Spivak, Owner of Spectrum Design and co-owner of Hawkins House, both in Bennington.
For the first time this year, the Hiland Hall Award for Exceptional Service to the Bennington Community and to the Bennington Museum was presented. “Not intended as an annual award, it was presented to two people who have had a huge impact on this community spanning fifty years,” stated Robert Wolterstorff, Executive Director. “It is my privilege to present this award to Pat Adams and Arnold Ricks.” The award is named for Vermont governor Hiland Hall, who was instrumental in the creation of the Battle Monument, and therefore participated in the founding of Bennington Museum. He was personally involved in both art and history.
The Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9, Bennington, Vt. is a short ride from Manchester, Williamstown and eastern N.Y. It is open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; except Wednesday. Visit benningtonmuseum.org or call 802-447-1571 for more information.