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.

Friday, July 6, 2018

BCHS to Host Hammered Dulcimer Musician, Ted Yoder



The Bradford County Historical Society will host a program titled, “A Hammered Dulcimer Concert with Ted Yoder,” scheduled for Friday, July 20, 2018 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by Chief Oil & Gas and the United Way of Bradford County. There is no admission charge but donations are appreciated. To reserve a seat, participants are required to register by calling 570-265-2240 or by email at info@bradfordhistory.com. NOTE: Due to the popularity of this event, there are already only 30 seats that remain available by reservation only. Anyone who attends without a reservation will not be able to get in.

Critically acclaimed musician Ted Yoder profoundly reimagined his instrument of choice, inventing a fresh musical vocabulary along the way. He is a National Hammered Dulcimer champion and has released five beloved and critically acclaimed solo albums, as well as become a master educator of the instrument. In 2016, Ted became something of a household name when a Facebook Live video of him playing Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” went viral and has been viewed over 102 million times since then. Ted brings his music to Bradford County for an evening concert at BCHS.

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: August 17 – The French Legacy in Bradford County; 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.