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This facility is home to the world's largest public collection of Grandma Moses paintings as well as the schoolhouse she attended as a youngster.

War history and other historical items include the Bennington Flag, considered to be the oldest extant stars and stripes; firearms and uniforms, early tools, toys and dolls.

The museum also houses a noted assortment of Bennington pottery, an impressive array of 19th and early 20th century American glass, American sculpture and paintings, and 18th-19th century American furniture. Also available for viewing is a 1925 luxury touring automobile, the "Wasp," conceived and built by Bennington resident Karl Martin.

The museum features a local history and genealogy library and the Museum Gift Shop offers Grandma Moses prints, Vermont-made items and more.

The Bennington Museum was selected as an Editor's Pick for Yankee Magazine's 1999 Travel Guide to New England, four years running.

Location: West Main Street, Bennington Vermont 05201 Telephone 802-447-1571

Other History nearby:
(Manchester) American Museum of Fly Fishing
(Pittsfield) Arrowhead
(Bennington) Bennington Battle Monument
(Bennington) Bennington Museum
(Pittsfield) Berkshire Athenaeum
(Brattleboro) Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

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