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Bennington Senior Center

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124 Pleasant St
Bennington, VT 05201 United States

June 2017

Vermont History through Song

June 14, 2017
1:00 pm
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Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, brings Vermont history to life with engaging commentary about the songs found in the Vermont Historical Society's collection of sheet music. Read More »


June 2018

Vermont’s Remarkable Sharpshooters and Gettysburg

June 6, 2018
1:00 pm
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Historian Howard Coffin shares his recent research on how Vermont’s sharpshooters played a little-known but major role at Gettysburg, the great Union victory that changed the Civil War's course. Read More »


June 2019

Soup to Nuts: An Eccentric History of Food

June 5, 2019
1:00 pm
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The history of what and how we eat encompasses everything from the prehistoric mammoth luau to the medieval banquet to the modern three squares a day. Presented by writer Rebecca Rupp, this talk let attendees find out about the rocky evolution of table manners, the not-so-welcome invention of the fork, the awful advent of portable soup, and the surprising benefits of family dinners. Read More »

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