Friends of the Bennington Battlefield

The Friends of the Bennington Battlefield is a group of volunteers dedicated to the preservation, development, and promotion of the ground on which a pivotal battle of the American Revolution, the Battle of Bennington, was fought in the hamlet of Walloomsac, New York, on August 16, 1777. On that day American forces under General John Stark, including militia from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New York, as well as Col. Seth Warner’s Continental regiment, won a decisive and consequential victory against a detachment of British, German, Canadian, Loyalist, and Native troops sent by British General John Burgoyne to raid a Continental storehouse in Bennington.

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, and to explore it archaeologically and topographically, with the objective of gaining and sharing knowledge of the Battle.

NY State Parks Trail Map

Call for Voice Actors

The Friends of the Bennington Battlefield has received a grant from NY Parks to add QR-code-enabled audio to existing signage at the Battlefield, located in Hoosick Falls, NY. We will need to record 21 files from 18 voice actors (15 male, 3 female); the actors voicing General Burgoyne and J.F. Wasmus will record two files; the actor(s) voicing General Stark will record two or three files (Stark was 50 years old for two files, and 82 for his letter of 1809). You are free to audition for as many or as few roles as you like. Actors need not be residents of New York.

Bennington Battlefield Audio Script for posting

Email your voice sample files to: bennbattleaudio@gmail.com

Support the Friends of the Bennington Battlefield!

The Friends of Bennington Battlefield invites you to join our ranks in preserving, promoting, and interpreting the history of our local battlefield. The friends are eager to expand their membership, and look forward to your participation. Card carrying members receive discounts at the Louis Miller Museum and the Bennington Monument gift shops. If you are interested in supporting, please contact Joyce Brewer at the Louis Miller Museum (166 Main Street, Hoosick Falls 518-686-4682), or complete the SUPPORT form that you can download by CLICKING HERE.

Bennington Battlefield Audio Script for posting

Email your voice sample files to: bennbattleaudio@gmail.com

Ethan Allen Statue

Statue of John Stark

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