The Bradford County Historical Society will host a program titled, “Mapping Bradford County and the State of Westmoreland,” scheduled for Friday, May 19, 2017 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There is no admission charge for this event but donations are appreciated. To reserve a seat, participants are asked to register by calling 570-265-2240 or by email at info@bradfordhistory.com.

Presented by Todd Babcock, this program draws from the collection of the Tioga Point Museum, Athens, and includes some manuscript documents relating to the Susquehanna Land Company and Col. John Franklin's arrest and imprisonment for treason against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The presentation also covers maps from across Bradford County prepared by Zephon Flower who settled in Athens and was a Deputy Surveyor for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

This program is part of the 2017 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 year are: June 16 – The Wyalusing Valley Schoolhouse Project; July 21 – Carpenter & Pierce A1335 Postcards: A Trip Through Western Bradford County Villages a Century Ago; August 18 – 314th Infantry: Gone, But Not Forgotten; September 15 – Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream; October 20 – McFadden: Bad Boy of the Republican Party.

A new Friday Night at the Museum Loyalty Program is beginning this year for members of the Bradford County Historical Society. Members can pick up a loyalty card and get the card punched each time they attend a Friday Night at the Museum program in 2017. If they attend and have the card punched for all six programs, they can enter the card into a drawing at the final program to win a gift of their choice from the BCHS Gift Shop of $50.00 or less in value. Cards can be obtained during regular business hours leading up to the first program or on the night of the first program. Anyone may become a member in order to participate. Contest rules can be found on the card.

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 Facebook page at facebook.com/BradfordCountyHistoricalSociety.

Annual Appeal Campaign Approaching Goal - Consider a Tax Deductible Donation this Season  

Posted by Matt Carl, Manager/Curator

The Bradford County Historical Society has reached 2/3 of its goal for the annual appeal campaign this year. We still have $5,000 to raise. These funds help us maintain the museum during the year so we can provide the services we do, including the preservation of thousands of local artifacts and the largest genealogy and local history research center in Bradford County. Contributions are tax deductible as BCHS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. In order to receive a deduction for this year, we must receive your contribution by December 31. You may send your donation by mail to BCHS, 109 Pine Street, Towanda, PA 18848 or donate online with a credit card at www.bradfordhistory.com. Thank you for your support!

BCHS Research Center Closed December 3  

Posted by Matt Carl, Manager/Curator

The Bradford County Historical Society Research Center will be closed on Saturday, December 3. Remember that our book sale will be held on Sunday, December 4 from 11 am to 3 pm. Stop by and purchase your gifts at a discounted price!