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Birthplace of Vermont: The 1771 Breakenridge Standoff

March 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

Free
Join the Bennington Historical Society in a virtual presentation about the New Hampshire Grants and New York’s claims to the land that became Vermont.

Bob Hoar will discuss the early conflicts with New York over ownership of land in what is  now Vermont. The turning of the tide was the standoff between the Yorkers and the Green Mountain Boys at the Breakenridge farm near the Henry Bridge in Bennington. This is sometimes described as the birth of Vermont.

Hoar is an expert on the battle, serves as a tour guide at the battlefield and has been involved with the Friends of the Bennington Battlefield. He has also produced a study of the Continental Storehouse in Bennington, the object of the British attack at the battle.

This program will be presented live via Zoom with the registration here.

Details

Date:
March 21, 2021
Time:
2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://benningtonmuseum.org/event/bhs2021march/

Venue

Zoom event
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Organizer

Bennington Museum
Phone
802-447-1571
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