BCHS to host "Towanda’s Silk Industry," October 19  

Posted by Matt Carl, Manager/Curator

The Bradford County Historical Society will host a free program entitled “ Towanda’s Silk Industry” scheduled for Friday, October 19, 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 info@bradfordhistory.com. Donations are appreciated.

From the bales of silk thread to the weaving, dyeing and finishing of material – it all happened in Towanda. The manufacture of silk material was once a very important industry in the area. Many people from Towanda and surrounding towns had family members that worked not only in the silk mills but also in the dyeing and finishing plant.

Where were these mills and what happened to them?

This presentation will be presented by Elaine Engisch, a volunteer at the Bradford County Historical Society.

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.

This is the final program of the 2012 season.

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 at facebook.com/BradfordCountyHistoricalSociety.

The Unusual Story of the Courthouse Square - Bicentennial Event - October 13  

Posted by Matt Carl, Manager/Curator

The next county bicentennial event is tomorrow, October 13, 1 p.m. at the Keystone Theatre. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Tickets available at the door - $10. Proceeds benefit the preservation of Bradford County history. Reception at the Bradford County Historical Society afterward including refreshments and the release of the Bicentennial Edition of the book "History of Bradford County," by David Craft. Join us! "Fire, scarlet women, and government corruption combine to make a fascinating early history of the square.”

Bradford County Historical Society Quilt Show, October 5th  

Posted by Matt Carl, Manager/Curator

BCHS is hosting a one day quilt show Friday, October 5, 12 noon until 7 p.m., in the Great Room at the museum. Twenty quilts of various ages, sizes and designs will be on display. Admission is free and donations are accepted. The museum exhibits will also be open. A quilt show will also be held simultaneously at the Ben Franklin Store in Towanda. Come and check out all the quilts and stick around for First Friday activities on Main Street beginning at 5 p.m. While you’re in town, grab something to eat at one of the local restaurants. See you tomorrow!