Posts Tagged ‘Vermont History’

Vermont Gravestones

Posted on: March 31st, 2012 by Patti Eddington

Spring Exhibit – Gravestones of Bennington

Enjoy a photographic exhibit of gravestones by Daniel Farber (1906-1998) in a special exhibit entitled Memento Mori: The Art and Commerce of Gravestones of Bennington. In addition this exhibit will feature original gravestones, including the markers created to memorialize Bennington’s first minister, Rev. Jedidiah Dewey. Some of these early headstones are on loan from the Shaftsbury Historical Society.

The Bennington Museum is just 10 minutes from the Eddington House Inn. There is a lovely scenic drive from the inn over Vermont Covered Bridges to the Village of Old Bennington, the Bennington Battle Monument and then on to Bennington Museum.

This is also a wonderful time of year to enjoy a walking tour of Old Bennington and a walk through the cemetery to visit additional old gravestones and markers as well as the grave of Vermont poet,Robert Frost.

Bennington Museum open daily except Wednesday. 802-447-1571


Vermont History Expo

Posted on: June 13th, 2010 by Patti Eddington

Vermont History Expo 2010

 The Vermont History Expo returns for its 10th year and will be held in Tunbridge, Vermont on June 26 & June 27 from 10am to 5pm. Vermont History bed and breakfast getaway Think of it as History’s Country Fair. 

You’ll find a wonderful array of presentations on local history around canning, farming, handcrafts, land use and stories of local history.  Animals, crafts, music, kid’s activities, an old fashioned parade and great food round out the fun.

If you can’t make the trip to Vermont this summer, there will be a live auction on Saturday June 26.  Go to www.vermonthistory.org/auction for details and  auction items (including the Eddington House Inn Culinary Delight’s Package).  Bid early and often, proceeds benefit the Vermont Historical Society.