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September 09, 2011

The Marquis de Lafayette Visits Bennington

The Friends of the Bennington Battle Monument bring history alive when they host British actor/playwright Howard Burnham, Thursday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m.

Known for witty and informative presentations of historic figures, the actor portrays an aging Marquis de Lafayette, ‘A Hero in Two Worlds,’ with a new dramatic production about his eventful life, including coming to American in 1777 to join the fight for American liberty. The program will take place by the cozy fireplace in the Old First Church Barn on Monument Circle, just a few steps from the Bennington Battle Monument.

The Bennington Battle Monument is a Vermont State-owned Historic Site, located at 15 Monument Circle in Old Bennington, just north of Route 9. The Monument and gift shop are open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. between mid-April and Oct. 31. For information, call 802-447-0550 or visit .

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Source: Division for Historic Preservation
Last Updated at: September 09, 2011 12:32:28