Friday, June 8, 2018

Friday Night at the Museum to Feature “Bradford County Civil War Music”

The Bradford County Historical Society will host a program titled, “Bradford County Civil War Music,” scheduled for Friday, June 15, 2018 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

This is the 150th anniversary of the dedication of a monument in the Riverside Cemetery in Towanda that was placed by Watkins Post #68, Grand Army of the Republic (GAR). Recently restored by the Sons of Union Veterans, Silas Gore Camp #141, the monument was rededicated this May. The Sons of Union Veterans are pleased to present a program that will venture into the world of Civil War music from a Bradford County perspective, as well as an overall look, both north and south. The highlight of the evening will be recently composed music performed by Gary Wells, of Binghamton. 

This program is a part of the 2018 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 20 – A Hammered Dulcimer Concert with Ted Yoder, Sponsored by Chief Oil & Gas; August 17 – The French Legacy in Bradford County; September 21 – Lumbering Heritage in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Sponsored by Citizens & Northern Bank; and October 19 – The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and its Effect on Bradford County.
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 on Facebook or Twitter.