BRATTLEBORO — A small group was allowed into the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center for the 13th Annual Domino Toppling Extravaganza that was held on Sunday. Veteran domino toppler and YouTube superstar Lily Hevesh returned for the event.
BMAC’s domino topplings began in 2008, when brothers Mike and Steve Perrucci of Perkasie, Pennsylvania, traveled to Brattleboro to build a course created specifically for BMAC. The Perruccis returned to Brattleboro each of the next four years, creating bigger courses each time. In 2011, they enlisted the help of other domino-toppling enthusiasts who eventually took the helm after the Perruccis retired from domino duty.
Now in its 13th year, BMAC’s annual topple is the longest-running event of its type in the world. Hevesh and three other domino artists — Nathan Heck, Shane O’Brien, and Chris Wright — arrived in Brattleboro 48 hours ahead of the toppling to begin setting up the spectacle, filling the floor of BMAC’s Wolf Kahn & Emily Mason Gallery with an elaborate pattern of dominoes.