Friends of the Bennington Battlefield
The Friends of the Bennington Battlefield is a group in formation dedicated to the preservation and development of the location of the pivotal battle which took place on August 16, 1777. The Battle, led by New Hampshire native General John Stark, with his army of volunteer militia, was a significant and inspiring victory in the defense of New York against the summer campaign of British Gen. John Burgoyne.
The members of the group, in collaboration with the managers of Grafton Lakes State Park, under the administration of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, (OPRHP) of New York, seek to generate public interest and appreciation of the site, to explore it archaeologically and topographically, with the objective of gaining further knowledge of the battle.
Looking forward, we are planning to host a small speakers’ series at the site after our opening. Stay tuned for details and watch our Facebook page. We plan to welcome a variety of experts and living history enthusiasts. If you would like to nominate someone for the series, please contact David Pitlyk.
Statue of John Stark