Thursday, May 31, 2012

BCHS to host "Personal Stories of the Civil War," June 15

The Bradford County Historical Society will host a free program entitled "Personal Stories of the Civil War" scheduled for Friday, June 15, 2012 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

The observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War continues this year with a program by Kurt Lafy. Mr. Lafy will open the portals of time and whisk us back to the war torn years of the American Civil War. He will unveil the pathos of this great war through dramatic, tragic and even humorous tales of our Bradford County boys’ war time experiences.

Mr. Lafy received Bradford County Historical Society’s 2011 Leo E. Wilt Historian of the Year award and has been a favorite speaker on the topic of Bradford County in the Civil War at the Historical Society and at venues across the county.

Join us for an informative and entertaining evening.

This program is part of the 2012 "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.

Other Friday Night at the Museum programs scheduled for 2012 include: A Tour of American Music, July 20; The Towanda of 1972, August 17; Minnequa: A Spring, A Hotel, A County, September 21; Towanda’s Silk Industry, October 19.

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 or check out the Bradford County Historical Society Facebook page at

Friday, May 11, 2012

Passport Through Time Prize Pack Photos Now Online

Passport Through Time begins a week from today!! The museums of Bradford County are preparing for your visit and all of them have donated some great gifts that you can win! To find out more about the free museum hours that are scheduled for next weekend and to see photos of the adult and child prize packs, visit the Bradford County Historical Society Passport Through Time page at Contest rules, links to all 10 museum websites, and more information can be found there too!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Bradford County Almshouse Cemetery to be Dedicated

Join us this Thursday the at Bradford County Almshouse Cemetery, located in West Burlington (driveway across from the manor), for a dedication at 2:30 p.m. The cemetery, located on county property, has long been neglected, even as early as the late 1800's. It was nearly forgotten until a committee, organized by David Shadduck, worked with the county commissioners to restore the cemetery to a place of honor again. The Bradford County Historical Society is pleased to have been a part of this project. Read the article in today's Daily Review. Click to read the article.