Tuesday, September 4, 2012

BENNINGTON: Celebrate Grandparents Day at the Bennington Museum

In honor of National Grandparents Day, Bennington Museum presents “Bring Your Grandparent to the Museum” Day!

Sunday, September 9
10 am to 5 pm 
All grandparents accompanied by one or more grandchildren enjoy half-priced admission to the museum.  (Children under 18 are always free.) Stewart’s Shops are providing the fixings for a Sundae Buffet, and grandparents can participate with their grandchildren in a variety of activities throughout the galleries.

The event was inspired by the children's book, “How to Take Your Grandmother to the Museum”, by Lois Wyse, in which a young girl visits the American Museum of Natural History with her grandmother.

Activities throughout the day encourage grandparents and grandchildren to explore the museum together and talk about their own experiences.  In the Grandma Moses Schoolhouse, discussions on school days can be explored – How was Grandpa's first grade classroom different than (or similar to) classrooms today?  Other shared experiences include items such as toys and modes of  transportation.  Finish off the visit with an ice cream sundae, provided by your local Stewart's Shop, in the Ada Paresky Education Center on the museum's second floor.

The Bennington Museum has the largest public collection of Grandma Moses paintings in the world as well as the largest collection of 19th century Bennington pottery. On view through October 30 is Rockwell Kent’s “Egypt:” Shadow and Light in Vermont.

The museum is just a short ride from Manchester, Williamstown, and eastern New York, and open every day
through October from 10 am to 5 pm. 

Bennington Museum
75 Main Street (Route 9)
Bennington, VT
Open 10 am to 5 pm, daily through October