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Thursday, March 5, 2015
Historic Signs for Bennington
Bennington is “wearing its history on its sleeve” these day
through the efforts of the Bennington Historic Society. The Society designed and installed 16 street
signs that show and describe old historic photographs; some going back to the
1890’s and the signs are located where those photographs were originally taken.
The project also created brass plaques for those historic buildings over a century old. Both types of signs describe the photo and events at that time. The project was funded through donations from individuals, families and businesses that sponsored individual signs. Others have expressed interest in sponsoring additional signs. We anticipate having additional signs made.
Key members of the design committee included: Louis Musel, Jan and Bob McKelvie, Diane Warrick and Gordon Mueller.
l-r: Bob McKalvie, Lois Musel, Gordon Mueller, Diane Warrick, Jan McKalvie
The images are located in the Historic Business District and
positioned on street light poles to show visitors and residents “then &
now”. Gordon Mueller, Society President offered;
“This is a great project honoring the founders of our great town. It’s important to remember their
contribution. Support has been outstanding and we thank everyone for their
support and interest.”