Developed and presented in collaboration with the Bennington Free Library, the Bennington Museum is pleased to announce a new program designed specifically for the younger set and their parents or care givers.
Museum ABCs is a pre-school story hour that will take place each month at 1:30 p.m. in the galleries of the Bennington Museum. Designed especially for children ages 3 to 5, the program includes stories about the monthâ€™s topic, visits to galleries in the Bennington Museum to observe and talk about an actual piece of art, and an art or craft activity. All children must be accompanied by at least one adult.
The first program is on October 15 and revolves around quilts. Participants will hear stories about quilts and look for familiar shapes, colors, and images in quilts from the current exhibit â€œPatience to Raise the Sun: Art Quilts from Haiti.â€ The children will be invited to make a quilt on paper, using pre-cut fabric squares. (Adults can join in too).
Due to a gift from an anonymous donor, the programs are free. Registration is not required, but is recommended and can be made by contacting Deana Mallory at 802-447-1571 or calling the Bennington Free Library at 802-442-9051. â€œAutumn with Grandma Mosesâ€ is scheduled for November 19 and â€œToysâ€ will be held on December 17.
The Bennington Museum is located at 75 Main Street (Rt 9), Bennington in The Shires of Vermont. The museum is just a short ride from Manchester, Williamstown, and eastern New York. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on Wednesday). Visit www.benningtonmuseum.org or call 802-447-1571 for upcoming events.