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Bennington Potters carries on the mission to make beautiful pieces offered at the lowest possible prices for everyday pleasure. Our artisan-crafted stoneware has always been made in America, right here in the Potters Yard in Bennington, VT. Our small Vermont company thrives by keeping the old, taking on the new, responding to changing times and practical circumstances, learning by doing. (This excerpt taken from the Bennington Potters website)
The Bennington Battle Monument is 306 feet 4 and 1/2 inches tall and was completed and dedicated in 1891. It is constructed from blue-grey magnesian limestone. The Monument was built to commemorate the Battle of Bennington which occured on August 16, 1777, and is considered to be the turning point in the Revolutionary War. It is owned by the State of Vermont, and is supported by The Friends of the Monument, a non-profit volunteer group. A number of events are scheduled at the Monument each year, and the public is welcome. (This excerpt taken from the Bennington Battle Monument website)
Bennington Museum is home to the largest collection of Grandma Moses paintings in the world, the great 20th-century folk artist who painted scenes of rural life embodying a sense of an idyllic bygone America. Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses (1860-1961) started painting in her seventies and within years was one of America’s most famous artists. A selection of her works is always on view. (This excerpt taken from the Bennington Museum website)
At 2400 feet, this 398-acre park has the highest elevation campground of any park in Vermont. Woodford is located on a mountain plateau surrounding Adams Reservoir. The high elevation spruce/fir/birch forest provides an ideal setting for the park. Woodford borders the George Aiken Wilderness Area, which is in the Green Mountain National Forest. There are several lakes and ponds in the surrounding area. (This excerpt taken from the Woodford State Park website)
At 3,848 feet above sea level, the summit offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Green, White, Adirondack, Berkshire and Taconic mountain ranges. Several paved parking areas provide spectacular views, but most outstanding is the Skyline Drive itself as you drive along the crest of the mountain on your way to the summit. The Green Mountains, The Valley of Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire may be seen to the east. The Adirondack Mountains of New York provide the backdrop to the west, and the Taconic and Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts to the south. Guard rails have been installed almost the entire length of the drive making it one of the safest, best engineered, well constructed toll roads in the country.  (This excerpt taken from the Mount Equinox Skyline Drive website)
Welcome to Molly Stark State Park, named for the famous wife of General John Stark of the Revolutionary War. The park is located along the Molly Stark Trail Scenic Byway (State Route 9), the main east-west route in Southern Vermont that connects Brattleboro, Wilmington and Bennington. (This excerpt taken from the Molly Stark State Park website)
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Manchester Center, VT
(range: 15 miles)
Welcome! Hildene exists to carry the values of Abraham Lincoln to future generations by educating and inspiring others to put those Values into Action. (This excerpt taken from the Hildene website)
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West Dover, VT
(range: 16 miles)
Located in southern Vermont in West Dover, Mount Snow is the most accessible Green Mountain getaway from southern metropolitan areas. Found on Route 100 (nine miles from Route 9 in Wilmington and 29 miles from Interstate 91), the resort is just 2.5 hours from Boston and 4 hours from New York City. (This excerpt taken from the Mount Snow website)
The idyllic setting of the rural Vermont landscape offered a transformative experience and opportunity for artists seeking to work outside the social, political, and economic changes of the Modern Era. The Collection is made up of over 1,000 objects including paintings, etchings, and sculptures and spans across a significant period in Regional American Art History. The Collection features many prominent 20th Century artists such as: Ogden Pleissner, Jay Hall Conaway, Reginald Marsh, Guy Pene du Bois, Lorenzo Hatch, Luigi Lucioni, Arthur Gibbs Burton, and Robert Strong Woodward. (This excerpt taken from the Southern Vermont Arts Center website)
Located conveniently between Manchester and Rutland, the park is popular for its wooded hillside campground, beach and swimming area, and nearby attractions and tourist destinations. The park surrounds 20-acre Emerald Lake, named for the emerald green color of its waters when viewed from above. (This excerpt taken from the Emerald Lake State Park website)
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