Film on College's Early Years to be Shown at Bennington Museum

May 05, 2009

A screening of The Pioneer Days of Bennington College: 1931-1942 will be held on Thursday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bennington Museum. The event is free and open to the public (though a $5 donation is suggested).

In the making of this film, students in Eileen Scully's course "Bennington Past and Present" researched archival footage, documents, and images dating back to the College's groundbreaking in 1931.

Once the footage was obtained, students wrote a script and selected or played music to accompany the film, which debuted at the College's 75th Anniversary Celebration in 2007.

The evening will include a welcoming reception and introduction by Bennington's Director of Library and Information Services, Oceana Wilson, and a post-film discussion with students and faculty involved in the production.

The Bennington Museum is located at 75 Main Street in Bennington.  For more information, call 802-440-4330.