the fund for north bennington, inc.

Preserving landscapes and enhancing community life

This apple tree, planted nearly a century ago by Robert Frost in South Shaftsbury, is described in the opening paragraphs of a profile of Marilynne Robinson in the October 5, 2020 issue of The New Yorker. Located near the parking lots for the Stone House Museum and the Robert Frost Trail, this remaining specimen from Frost’s orchard still bears fruit.

This site is dedicated to the Village of North Bennington, Vermont — its history, its culture, and its rich community life. Here you will find photos, stories and a trove of diverse source materials about North Bennington.

We have recently added new collections of photos of villagers from the 1970s & 1980s, and wonderful drawings by Matthew Perry. There is also new content in the ephemera section, and among the contemporary photographs of the village. As always, a good place to start exploring this site is the home page for images.

A project of The Fund for North Bennington, Inc., a community non-profit organization.