|Bennington Historical Society Museum Grand Opening. 6,16,2013|
Monday, June 17, 2013
A Grand Opening Success!!!
The Bennington Historical Society had the Grand Opening of their Museum on Saturday, June 16 on Bennington Daze. About 125 people attended and viewed our displays. The Museum is located on the NW corner of Stark and Main Street in the original, old, 1888-built hardware store operated by Augustus Witte. Bob and Jan McKelvie now own the building and have graciously donated the use of the old drugstore portion of the building to the Society.
The museum features displays on the local history, such as the Presidential land grants giving 160 acres of land to veterans who volunteered to serve in the War of 1812. Items were also displayed from old Bennington business, old farm tools, school and church items and a little bit of everything to make it interesting.