Friday Night at the Museum program to tell history of Bradford County’s museums

The Bradford County Historical Society (BCHS) host a program titled “Preserving Bradford County: Local Historians and the Books and Museums they Developed” scheduled for Friday, Sept. 18 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 to info@bradfordhistory.com.

Bradford County has been saving its history for over 150 years. Local historians have documented our stories in personal collections, books, newspapers, and museums for many generations. Learn about these historians and the work they did to preserve our heritage so it would be available for present generations.

Bradford County Historical Society curator and manager, Matthew Carl, will dig deep into the history of a topic not usually discussed. How was local history saved over the years? Why does Bradford County have 11 history museums and how did they start? Learn about the generosity of local volunteers and benefactors that made these museums possible. Hear how these museums are working together today.

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 St., Towanda, Pa. Refreshments are provided at each program and the museum is open a half-hour prior to the event.

The next program is Oct. 16, and will feature Marcel Singer: The Gentle Butcher of Hong Kew.

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.

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