Evening events planned at Robert Frost Stone House Museum

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SHAFTSBURY — The Robert Frost Stone House Museum at Bennington College is open and welcoming visitors from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, for the month of October. Visitors are invited to walk the grounds during peak foliage and take in two evening events to celebrate the museum's first season in operation as a part of the college.

Members, guests, and students are welcome to these free public events. Seating is first come, first serve.

On Oct. 16 at 7 p.m., join the Frost House for an interdisciplinary discussion about patriotism in art. Slate cultural critic Stephen Metcalf will discuss Frost's approach, and choreographer Adam Weinert will discuss dancer Ted Shawn's intentions, as well as his own relationsh ip with patriotism in his work.

On Oct. 23 at 6 p.m., the New Yorker's poetry critic and Wellesley College professor Dan Chiasson will read from his work and talk about Robert Frost's habit of buying farms in New England.

Frost purchased the Stone House, built c. 1769, in 1920. It was there that he wrote one of his most famous poems, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," in June 1922, and where he was living when he won his first Pulitzer. The young apple orchard on the property was propagated from Frost's own trees planted when he moved to the farm.

The Frost House was officially acquired by Bennington College in December 2017, thanks to a generous gift from the Friends of Robert Frost. It is located at 121 Route 7A, Shaftsbury.

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