2010 Friday Night at the Museum Program Schedule Announced  

Posted by Matt Carl, Manager/Curator

The Bradford County Historical Society announces the beginning of its 2010 Friday Night at the Museum programming season. Friday Night at the Museum is a monthly series of free educational programs which are held on the third Friday of each month in the Great Room at the Bradford County Historical Society.

This is the third year that the Society has conducted this programming series. Last season saw capacity crowds at many of the Friday events.

The 2010 season kicks off on Friday, May 21, with the program, "A Glimpse Into the Past" presented by David Lenington that will also include the performance of two songs composed by Bradford County’s own Stephen Foster and P.P. Bliss. Music will be provided by soprano soloist, Carrie Hooper. The program features a slide presentation which will include postcard views of Bradford County and photographs of residents from the past. See slides of Towanda, Ulster, Athens, Sayre, Troy, Canton, New Albany, Rome, Wyalusing and other communities.

Each Friday Night at the Museum program begins at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. allowing visitors to tour the museum prior to the program. Free refreshments are provided at the conclusion of the program.

Although the event is free, participants are asked to register by calling 570-265-2240 or by email at info@bradfordhistory.com to guarantee a seat.

Other programs scheduled for 2010 include: The Music of World War II, June 18; The Barns and Agriculture of Pennsylvania’s Northern Tier, July 16; 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 www.bradfordhistory.com or check out the Bradford County Historical Society Facebook page.