Friday, June 24, 2011
USA - Vermont - Old Bennington
OLD BENNINGTON, VERMONT
The First Congregational Church surrounded by brilliant autumn foliage. Built in 1806, this is one of the state's oldest and most beautiful churches.
Sent by Andrea, a WiP partner from USA.
"The Old First Church was gathered in 1762, the first Protestant church in Vermont. Much of the early history of Bennington and of Vermont took place in and around the original Meeting House, built in 1763, and the present church, built in 1805 and dedicated January 1, 1806. As a result, the Vermont Legislature, in 1935, designated the church as "Vermont's Colonial Shrine"."(Source)