Wednesday, August 30, 2017

BCHS Closed Labor Day Weekend; Fall Museum Hours

Where has the time gone? This week is the last week of regular museum hours for the season! The research center continues to be open year around but the museum weekday hours come to an end.

HOWEVER... We will be having Saturday museum hours this year throughout September and October, 10 am to 2 pm each Saturday.

Due to the Labor Day holiday weekend coming up, neither the museum or research center will be open on Saturday, September 2. So stop by on Saturdays to visit the museum this fall.

We still schedule museum group tours throughout the fall and there are still two Friday Night at the Museum programs left this year.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Friday Night at the Museum to host World War I commemoration of the 314th Infantry

The Bradford County Historical Society will host a program titled, “314th Infantry – Gone But Not Forgotten,” scheduled for Friday, August 18, 2017 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

Several World War I soldiers from Bradford County were a part of the 314th Infantry. In September 1917, the newly established 79th Division, composed primarily of draftees from Pennsylvania, was the first unit to arrive at Camp Meade. The 314th Regiment suffered heavy losses in their participation in the Meuse Argonne offensive – the deadliest battle of the war. The soldiers of the 314th built a strong brotherhood during WWI and continued to meet annually building a strong legacy that continues 100 years later.

This program will be presented by Nancy D. Schaff, President of the Descendants & Friends of the 314th Infantry, A.E.F. Schaff is also the granddaughter of CPL John Blazosky, 314th Infantry, Company L. She will be travelling from Maryland to present at this event. More information about her organization can be found at

Don’t miss our continuing commemoration of Bradford County’s involvement in World War I.

This program is part of the 2017 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 year are: September 15 – Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream; October 20 – McFadden: Bad Boy of the Republican Party.

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 or check out the society Facebook page at

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Christmas Decoration Sale - August 5

Bradford County Historical Society has cleaned the attic and has a lot of Christmas Decorations to sell. All items are priced to go with no item priced over $5.00 including pre-lit trees. Lots of $1.00 items. Saturday, August 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Located at Bradford County Historical Society 109 Pine Street Towanda, Pa.