Thursday, July 1, 2010

New Poll Question on BCHS Website

A new poll question is now on the BCHS website:

Colonel Thomas Hartley's expedition against the Indians took place in what year?

Go to to cast your vote.

Barns and Agriculture of Pennsylvania's Northern Tier, July 16th

The Bradford County Historical Society will host a free program entitled " The Barns and Agriculture of Pennsylvania’s Northern Tier" scheduled for July 16, 2010 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Although the event is free, participants are asked to register by calling 570-265-2240 or by email at

This program will feature the film documentary, “The Barns and Agriculture of Pennsylvania’s Northern Tier.” In the Northern Tier region and in other parts of rural America, barns are the most prominent architectural feature on our landscape. For many, they evoke nostalgia for an agrarian past when life seemed simpler.

This documentary takes a look at the history of the barn structure, how to identify its origins, and the role it plays in past and present agriculture. Many barns in Bradford County and neighboring counties are pictured. At the conclusion, project coordinators from the Northern Tier Cultural Alliance will briefly discuss the video.
This documentary was created in 2008 to document and celebrate the barns and agriculture of Pennsylvania’s northern tier. It uses barns as a window into our agricultural history and as a key to understanding the farming systems used in our region, past and present. This project covered the counties of Susquehanna, Bradford, Tioga, Potter, Wyoming and Sullivan.

This program is part of the 2010 "Friday Night at the Museum" programming series that is held the third Friday of each month from May until October. Each event is held in the Great Room at the Bradford County Historical Society, located at 109 Pine Street, Towanda, PA. Free refreshments are provided at each program.

Other programs scheduled for 2010 include: Stephen Foster: Father of American Music, August 19 (note this program will be held on a Thursday evening); Canton: Circus Capitol of the East, September 17; and The Frisbie Family of Orwell Township: A 19th Century Saga of Bradford County and Beyond, October 15.

The Bradford County Historical Society is a recipient agency of PHMC and the Bradford County United Way. For more information about the society and its programming schedule, visit or check out the Bradford County Historical Society Facebook page.