Tuesday, April 26, 2011

141st PA Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War to be Discussed at BCHS, May 20

The Bradford County Historical Society is set to begin another new season of Friday Night at the Museum programs. The first program of the 2011 season is entitled "A Most Compelling Story – 141st PA Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War" scheduled for Friday, May 20, 2011 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Although the event is free to attend, participants are asked to register by calling 570-265-2240 or by email at info@bradfordhistory.com.

The 141st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry originated in Bradford County. Listen to a Towanda native relate the trials and hardships of our ancestors. Learn of the true history of the “men from Bradford” as they left their farms and families and went to war to preserve the Union. Understand the hardships they endured, the disease, the death, the tragedy of it all.

The program will be presented by Kurt D. Lafy, author of the book, “George – A Civil Warrior” and also a Civil War re-enactor.

This program is part of the 2011 "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. Free refreshments are provided at each program and the museum is open prior to the event.

This event also begins our season-long observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Other Civil War related programs are scheduled throughout the year and an extensive new Civil War exhibit will open on May 26th and will be available during the 2011 season.

Other Friday Night at the Museum programs scheduled for 2011 include: Living History of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, June 17; Bluelady Sings the Civil War, July 15; Stephen Foster: Father of American Music II, August 18; Hotels of Bradford County, September 16; Deserter Country: Civil War Opposition in Pennsylvania, October 21.

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