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44 Gypsy Ln
Bennington, Vermont, 05201
United States

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The Bennington, Fine art sales galleries, Wind Sculptures, Covered Bridge Museum, and a permanent collection of wildlife and Native American art and artifacts

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The shop features over fifty titles relating to the artists and exhibits on display; contact the shop at 802-442-7158 for more information.

A Museum of Early American Tools - Eric Sloane

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A Museum of Early American Tools - Eric Sloane

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Finding an ancient tool in a stone fence or in a dark corner of some decaying barn is receiving a symbol from another world, for it gives you a particular and interesting contact with the past. Men used to build and create as much for future generations as for their own needs, so their tools have a special message from us and our time. When you hold an early implement, when you close your hand over the worn wooden handle, you know exactly how it felt to the craftsman whose hand had smoothed it to its rich patina. In that instant you are as close to that craftsman as you can be - even closer than if you live in the house that he built or sit in the chair that he made. In that moment you are near to another being in another life, and you are that much richer.