Recalling Life in 1950s Bennington

Recalling Life in 1950s Bennington

Recalling Life in 1950s Bennington

This snapshot captured a man strolling by downtown Bennington’s Fruitland sometime in the 1950s.

This snapshot captured a man strolling by downtown Bennington’s Fruitland sometime in the 1950s.

Take a trip back in time to when life in Bennington was simpler, everyone knew everyone and we all felt people cared about us on Sunday, November 20, at 2 p.m., when Ted Bird will share his memories of growing up in Bennington in the 1950s.  The presentation will be held in the Ada Paresky Educational Center at the Bennington Museum at 75 Main Street. Revisit the Village Nook, the bowling alley in the basement of the Knights of Columbus Hall, and meeting friends at the Y pool for swimming lessons – all memories of small town life in an era before cell phones and computers. Vintage photos of the people, businesses, churches, schools and factories where we and our parents worked and played, and even the places where we got into trouble will be shown. Come and enjoy a journey to the past when Main Street was bustling and the stores were open every Friday night. All programs of the Bennington Historical Society are free and open to the public.

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