Happy Birthday George Washington!

By Katie R Brownell The Friends of Bennington Battlefield Junior Historians honored our Nation’s first president with a 290th birthday party at this month’s Junior Historian program.  In speaking with the kids who had been participating in the program at our January event, they all claimed that they knew everything there was to know about … Continue reading Happy Birthday George Washington!

Maple Grove Cemetery Records now available

In the spring of 2021 we started working with KOFILE Preservation in Essex, VT to preserve and digitize the Maple Grove Cemetery recording book. This book's first entry is Erastus Ball, date of death April 21, 1855.  The Hoosick Falls Cemetery Association was incorporated on May 7, 1854, and was signed by the chairman and … Continue reading Maple Grove Cemetery Records now available

Helping to research military history

We have researched military history for many years, with research being done mainly through newspapers, letters, talking to family and the like. We get numerous requests from families to help them research their loved ones military history, most times it is to learn about, what they did in service and if they received any medals. … Continue reading Helping to research military history

First United Church Record Collection

When the First United Church was closing their doors, I was in charge of gathering all the books and documents relating to the life and history of the churches. Yes, you read that right, churches- meaning two! The First United Church was formed in 1950 when the Presbyterian Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church of … Continue reading First United Church Record Collection

The Blake-Robson Letters

By Paige Kwasniak A museum or historical society thrives  on artifacts, mementos, and interesting  pieces of local history found in attics or uncovered when settling estates upon the loss of a loved one. Oftentimes when  someone purchases an old home, they may find a left-behind treasure and set it aside as they get settled in or begin some upgrades and restorations to their … Continue reading The Blake-Robson Letters

Wedding and Anniversary Announcement List

We now have Wedding and Anniversary Announcements from 1890-2006, categorized by the bride's maiden name followed by the groom's name available. Each book has it's own alphabetized list for the announcements we have. If you would like a copy of any, please send an email request or call and we can send you a copy. … Continue reading Wedding and Anniversary Announcement List

The Life and Crimes of Winslow Russell

On October 24th, we presented the accounts of several Hoosick murders in a dramatic fashion on the lawn of the museum. During this event, Zachary Green of Buskirk portrayed the infamous scoundrel, Winslow Russell, wearing a top hat, long coat, and testy attitude. The script he used - abridged slightly from Russell's original - is … Continue reading The Life and Crimes of Winslow Russell