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Battle of Bennington Inaugural Event

June 7, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

When: Saturday June 7, 2014
11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Fort Miller
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Bennington Battlefield

Where: Canal Corp Pull-Off, Route 4, Fort Miller, NY (Town of Fort Edward) approximately 3 miles north of where U.S. 4 crosses the Hudson River at Northumberland to Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site, U.S. Route 67, Town of Hoosick, New York.

The road once traveled to a battle that set the stage for America’s victory in the Revolutionary War will be the focal point of a special event on Saturday, June 7. The festivities will begin at 11 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Canal Corp Parking area at Fort Miller. At that time, representatives from a number of regional partnerships and organizations – including the Washington County Historical SocietyLakes to Locks PassageNew York State Parks, and the Historic Hudson-Hoosic Partnership – will unveil an interpretive kiosk and present the Lakes to Locks PassagePort mobile application, which will direct travelers on the interpretive driving route.

Following the opening ceremonies, visitors can then join a bus tour or travel in their own vehicles along the interpretive route, to the Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site. At the Battlefield Michael Gabriel, author of The Battle of Bennington: Soldiers and Civilians will give a presentation. It will be followed by Brown’s Brewing Company’s unveiling of “Baum Mumm Ale,” a historic German brew created to commemorate the event. The presentation will be followed by guided tours by costumed interpreters, which will further enhance the story of Lieutenant Baum’s ill-fated journey.

Lunch at the Battlefield is included in the bus tour. The cost is $25, and reservations and payment for this should be sent to the Washington County Historical Society, c/o Kay Tomasi, P.O. Box 573, Salem, NY 12865. Visitors who travel in their own vehicles, may also purchase the lunch. The cost for the lunch alone is $10. There will be an additional cost for beer tasting, but the event itself is free and open to the public.


June 7, 2014
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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