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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Bennington Daze 2016 Flowers and History

Bennington celebrated Bennington Daze during June 17th through the 19th.  The Bennington Historical Society was quite busy.  Our Heritage Farm Equipment flower feature welcomed visitors to town.  The old farm wagon was full of blooming flag petunias and other flowers.   

It certainly added a lot of color to town and the festivities.  

Another of the Flower Posse's projects is the Sass Iris Project where they are reintroducing Sass Irises to Bennington where they originated decades ago.  In the process, they are getting the Community more involved by sharing these beautiful flowers. This year they gave out more than 130 Sass Irises to residents. Their goal is to make more Irisologists.  

The ladies set up two tables for their give-away.  Here is Karen, Ellen (President) and Jan on duty.  Up town, next to the Museum Ruth and Dee gave irises away.  

 Last but not least, Linda welcomed visitors to our museum.  She has set up new displays and we are showing new photographs that we've collected.  Those interested in joining the Flower Posse or the Historical Society, please contact us.  

Gordon Mueller led a group through the old downtown area on a historical tour talking about this area's history from 1800 to 1900.  It is pretty fascinating.  

Lastly, anyone interested in joining call 402-614-7509 or simply come to a meeting.  We meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 at the library Community Room.   The museum is open on the first and third Sunday from 12:00 to 2:00.   The museum and walking tours can be arranged by request.  Thanks,  Gordon Mueller

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