Friday Night at the Museum to Host “Conrad Weiser – A Walk Through Oscoluwa”  

Posted by Matt Carl, Manager/Curator

The Bradford County Historical Society will host a program titled, Conrad Weiser – A Walk Through Oscoluwa, scheduled for Friday, June 17, 2016 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.

A colonial hero travels through Bradford County on his way to strengthen the British position against the French. A dangerous journey that sets the stage for Sullivan's March, building forts in the Ohio Valley, the Louisiana Purchase and ultimately blocks a French claim on Towanda.

This program will be presented by Bill Brasington of the Troy Historical Society.

This program is part of the 2016 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.

Other programs scheduled for this season are: July 15 – Towanda Water System – “The Between Years”; August 19 – John Mitchell: An American Hero; September 16 – Sayre – 100+ Years Ago; and October 21 – A Glimpse from the Past: John Philip Sousa and Towanda (musical program).

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 Host “Conrad Weiser – A Walk Through Oscoluwa”  

Posted by Matt Carl, Manager/Curator

The Bradford County Historical Society will host a program titled, Conrad Weiser – A Walk Through Oscoluwa, scheduled for Friday, June 17, 2016 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.

A colonial hero travels through Bradford County on his way to strengthen the British position against the French. A dangerous journey that sets the stage for Sullivan's March, building forts in the Ohio Valley, the Louisiana Purchase and ultimately blocks a French claim on Towanda.

This program will be presented by Bill Brasington of the Troy Historical Society. This program is part of the 2016 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.

Other programs scheduled for this season are: July 15 – Towanda Water System – “The Between Years”; August 19 – John Mitchell: An American Hero; September 16 – Sayre – 100+ Years Ago; and October 21 – A Glimpse from the Past: John Philip Sousa and Towanda (musical program).

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.

BCHS MUSEUM FAVORITES - by Abby Shenot  

Posted by Matt Carl, Manager/Curator



ITEM #1 - Cayuta Wheel and Foundry Company

The Cayuta Wheel and Foundry Company is older than the borough of Sayre, Pennsylvania. The Cayuta Wheel and Foundry Company was founded in 1873, and was merged with other plants into the National Car Wheel Company in 1903. In 1925 the company changed their name to the Southern Wheel division of the American Brake Shoe and Foundry Company. The company would go on to produce freight car wheels for the railroad and later branched out into the manufacture of valves, fire hydrants, and water and gas works machinery. The case pictured contains foundry patterns created in the production of various parts over the years. Along with this case, there are other items from the Cayuta Wheel and Foundry Company on display in our museum.

Visit the Bradford County Historical Society Wednesday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm to see this and hundreds of other local history pieces. This week, the museum will also be open on Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm.