Bennington Museum recently opened its latest exhibit, entitled “Founding Documents 1761-1791:Archival Treasures Highlighting The Founding of Vermont’s Earliest Permanent Settlement Bennington”, says The Bennington Banner. What makes this historical exhibit different than most is that it allows “…first-hand, primary sources to tell history,” according to Jamie Franklin, the museum’s curator. The exhibit celebrates the 250th anniversary of Bennington thanks to the museum’s extensive collection and the Bennington Historical society. “The number one reason for settlement,” says Franklin, is “the people who came to Bennington were people who separated from the mainstream church and came to the frontier to establish their own church.” Many of the documents on exhibit have a story behind the story to tell, like why the British came to Bennington – read: needed food – just before the Battle of Bennington. The exhibit runs through May 30, 2011.