Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New 1858 Atlas to be Released December 5th! Preorder now!

The Bradford County Historical Society's new atlas, "Map of Bradford County, Pennsylvania - 1858" will be released on December 5th, the day of the Society's Christmas book sale. Similar to the 1869 atlas reprinted by the Bradford County Historical Society in 1999, this book features a map of each township and borough that shows the location of houses, mills and public buildings in 1858. The entire set of maps is indexed, making it easy to quickly locate your ancestor. 128 pages. Full color. High quality hard cover binding. All preordered books will be shipped the first week of December, in time for Christmas!

Visit our website at http://www.bradfordhistory.com/ and download a preorder form on the front page of the site.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

"Laquin: Behind the Photos" Coming to Sayre Theatre, October 30

The Bradford County Historical Society is coming to the Sayre Theatre to present the program, "Laquin: Behind the Photos," on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 1 p.m. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m.

Tickets are $8 per person in advance and may be purchased at the Bradford County Historical Society, Wednesday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm. Tickets may also be ordered online by visiting www.bradfordhistory.com and clicking on Ticket Office, or by phone at 570-265-2240. Online and phone orders must be received at BCHS by October 25th. Tickets cannot be held at the door.

Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $10 each. No guarantee is made that tickets will be available at the door.

Please note that this program has sold out in the past and tickets go fast each time it is presented. This is the final time that this program will be presented so plan accordingly to ensure a seat at this event!

Proceeds from the event will be used to cover the cost of bringing the program to Towanda and will also be used to support special projects at the Bradford County Historical Society.

"Laquin: Behind the Photos" is a unique program that takes the audience on a tour of the lumber town of Laquin, located on Barclay Mountain in Bradford County. Using over 100 images which are supplemented by maps, the program makes it possible for the audience to learn about the history of the town by actually seeing its buildings, factories, and people. Each photograph in the program is described during the presentation to allow participants to understand what they are viewing.

Many of the images were made from glass plate negatives in the Historical Society collection. In addition, the program will also feature photographs that have been received by the society since the publication of the book, "Barclay Mountain – A History," in 2007.

"If you have an interest in Barclay Mountain, and especially Laquin, don’t miss this event," said Matthew Carl, Manager/Curator at the Bradford County Historical Society, who developed the program. Carl is very familiar with the topic, having led walking tours on Barclay Mountain for the past five years. He also designed the Barclay Mountain book, and among other contributions, chose the photographs that would be published.

Copies of the book, "Barclay Mountain – A History," that have been signed by the authors and designer will be on sale at the theatre during the event. This will be an excellent time to pick up a copy for Christmas!

For more information about the program or updates about this event, visit the Bradford County Historical Society’s Facebook page by visiting www.bradfordhistory.com and clicking on the Facebook link.

The Bradford County Historical Society is a recipient agency of the Bradford County United Way and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.