Friday Night at the Museum to begin May 15 with ‘The History of the Chapel on the Hill’  

Posted by Matt Carl, Manager/Curator

The Bradford County Historical Society is pleased to announce the kickoff of its eighth season of Friday Night at the Museum programming by hosting a program titled The History of the Chapel on the Hill scheduled for Friday, May 15, 2015 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There is no admission charge for this event but donations are appreciated. To reserve a seat, participants are asked to register by calling 570-265-2240 or by email at info@bradfordhistory.com.

One of the only things that remain of the early Irish settlements that popped up across Bradford County in the days of the construction of the North Branch Canal is the Chapel on the Hill. This was the third church built by those Irish pioneers that settled in Ridgebury Township.

 Henry Farley, who has done extensive research on the Irish in Bradford County, will present a power point photo journey that tells the history of the Irish Chapel. The Ridgebury Irish settlement is one of the only early "Irish Patches" that has descendants of the original settlers still living there over 175 years later.

Farley is also president at the Bradford County Historical Society.

This program is part of the 2015 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. Refreshments are provided at each program and the museum is open a half-hour prior to the event.

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

Friday Night at the Museum to Begin its Eighth Season  

Posted by Matt Carl, Manager/Curator

A new season of "Friday Night at the Museum" programming begins on May 15, 2015. Visit our website at www.bradfordhistory.com, click on Events and then on Calendar. You can then browse through each month to see the program topics that are being offered this year. Full color Friday Night at the Museum schedule cards will be available at the Bradford County Historical Society beginning April 23. This programming series is sponsored by the United Way of Bradford County.