Free program on house history Feb. 18

BENNINGTON — Historian Bob Tegart will offer a program on house history at the February meeting of the Bennington Historical Society, scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 18, from 2-4 p.m. in the Ada Paresky Educational Center of Bennington Museum.

In ""Whose House This Is, I Do Not Know," Tegart will show how to research the history of your neighborhood, your house and its inhabitants using local and online resources. Find out how to determine the architectural style, when the house was built and who lived there. Whether your house was built in 1970, 1870 or 1770 Tegart will give you tools to use to track its history.

Tegart recently moved to Vermont from central New York, where he is past president and administrator of the Clinton Historical Society in Clinton, N.Y. He also held positions as president of The Landmarks Society of Utica, N.Y. and chair of the Village of Clinton Historic Preservation Commission.

Tegart studied history at the University of Rochester and the Graduate School at SUNY Geneseo. He has taught several courses at the Mohawk Valley Institute for Learning in Retirement, and has given numerous historical presentations in schools and to community groups. He was a contributor to the book "With Courage and Honor —Oneida County in the Civil War," edited by James and Cheryl Pula. One of his major points of interest is the social impact of modern warfare on small communities. He is currently working on the impact of the First World War on Bennington. He and his wife, Beth, live on Elm Street in Bennington.


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