Friday, September 6, 2013

BCHS to host “Unusual News of Bradford County”, September 20

The Bradford County Historical Society will host a free program entitled "Unusual News of Bradford County" scheduled for Friday, September 20, 2013 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

Bradford County newspapers of a century ago feature stories of unusual events featuring descriptions that are often humorous and sometimes unbelievable. These stories include strange deaths, weird discoveries, crime, animals, and odd tales about the human body.

While not all of the stories describe events that occurred in Bradford County, they were all published in county newspapers, providing the audience a glimpse into the entertainment that our residents once enjoyed.

This program will be presented by Matt Carl, Curator/Manager at the Bradford County Historical Society.

This program is part of the 2013 "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 2013 include: Towanda On Fire, October 18.

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 society Facebook page at