Tuesday, November 13, 2018

BCHS Annual Antique Appraisal Day Scheduled

On Sunday November 18, 2018 from Noon to 3 p.m. the Bradford County Historical Society will be hosting an Antique Appraisal Day. We all have items that have been handed down over the years things they we tuck away in a safe place and look at occasionally and wonder what this item might be worth. The Antique Appraisal Day will give you the opportunity to have a professional examine your item and give you the good or bad news of the value of the item.

Mr. Bullock appraised over 70 items at the 2017 event.

This event will be held in the great room of the Bradford County Museum located at 109 Pine Street in Towanda, PA. The appraiser for the day will be long time local antique dealer Chuck Bullock. Mr. Bullock was born and raised on his family farm in Auburn Township in Susquehanna County, PA and after attending C.C.B.I in Syracuse and Bucknell University he had a long career in banking. Mr. Bullock owns Sanford and Sons Antiques in Wyalusing the shop noted for its very colorful lawn ornaments along Route 6. Mr. Bullock also conducts on site estate sales in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties.

The appraisal is open to the public and there will be a charge of $3 per item for Historical Society members and $ 5 per item for nonmembers.

The museum will also be open for tours and the gift shop will be open for any persons interested in purchasing local history books or you may want to buy a 2019 society membership for that hard to buy for person on your Holiday giving list. Memberships include the society publication THE SETTLER a magazine of local history and genealogy four times a year.

So, dig out that item you have stored away dust it off and bring it to the Bradford County Museum on November 18 for what will surely be a fun filled and interesting afternoon. We will be unable to allow fire arms at the appraisal.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

BCHS to Feature “The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and its Effect on Bradford County”

The Bradford County Historical Society will host a program titled, “The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and its Effect on Bradford County,” scheduled for Friday, October 19, 2018 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There is no admission charge but donations are appreciated. To reserve a seat, participants are requested to register by calling 570-265-2240 or by email at info@bradfordhistory.com.

The 1918 flu pandemic was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic that infected 500 million people around the world and resulted in the deaths of 50 to 100 million (three to five percent of the world's population), more than were killed in World War I. The pandemic reached Bradford County and resulted in quarantines, temporary hospitals, and other measures to protect our citizens. Learn about Influenza’s effect on Bradford County and how we recovered from one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history.

The program will be presented by Matthew Carl, Bradford County Historical Society Manager/Curator.

This program is a part of the 2018 Friday Night at the Museum programming series that is held the third Friday of each month from May through October.

This is the final event of the 2018 season. Each event is held in the Great Room at the Bradford County Historical Society, located at 109 Pine Street, Towanda, PA. Refreshments are provided at each program and the museum is open a half-hour prior to the event.

The Bradford County Historical Society is a recipient agency of the Bradford County United Way and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. For more information about the society and its programming schedule, museum or research center, visit www.bradfordhistory.com or check out the society on Facebook or Twitter.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Bradford County Historical Society to Feature “The French Legacy in Bradford County”

The Bradford County Historical Society will host a program titled, “The French Legacy in Bradford County,” scheduled for Friday, August 17, 2018 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There is no admission charge but donations are appreciated. To reserve a seat, participants are requested to register by calling 570-265-2240 or by email at info@bradfordhistory.com.

The impact of the French settlers from Azilum on Bradford County was significant, although much has now been subsumed into what we today consider to be usual. However, there is a distinct difference between the ethos and milieu of Bradford and those of its neighboring counties, which must in part be due to the lasting influences of the French colony at Azilum. Infrastructure, landscape design, and animal husbandry are just some of the areas in which the French excelled and passed their expertise on to their Bradford County neighbors. Deborah deBilly dit Courville, herself descended from French Nobility although not from any Azilum settlers, will explore these and other factors in the French legacy, and discuss the ways in which such elements are featured in her book about the founding of Azilum, The Laporte Inheritance.

This program is a part of the 2018 Friday Night at the Museum programming series that is held the third Friday of each month from May through October. Each event is held in the Great Room at the Bradford County Historical Society, located at 109 Pine Street, Towanda, PA. Refreshments are provided at each program and the museum is open a half-hour prior to the event.

Other programs scheduled for this season are: September 21 – Lumbering Heritage in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Sponsored by Citizens & Northern Bank; and October 19 – The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and its Effect on Bradford County.

The Bradford County Historical Society is a recipient agency of the Bradford County United Way and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. For more information about the society and its programming schedule, museum or research center, visit www.bradfordhistory.com or check out the society on Facebook or Twitter.