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|SRAC’s History's Mysteries at SRAC
located at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY.
Upcoming Events at SRAC, 345 Broad Street Waverly, NY
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March 3, 2009 - 6 - 7:30 pm History’s Mysteries! "French Azilum" by Richard Boswell, retired professor, SUNY Binghamton - Azilum, or Asylum, was built just ten miles below Towanda, PA by a group of French exiles in the autumn of 1793. Some of the refugees, because of their loyalty to the King, had left France to escape imprisonment or death at the hands of the Revolution. In the end, more than fifty structures were erected by the refugees in hopes to build a village that could support the population comfortably through the harsh winters. It is believed that even Marie Antoinette, the queen of France, and her two children were trying to escape in order to settle there. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for SRAC members and children under 18. Exhibit Hall admission is free to all attendees.
March 16, 2009 - 6:30 - 7:30 pm, "New York's Missing Link: The Sullivan-Clinton Campaign, Then and Now" by Robert Spiegelman, NYS Speaker Bureau - Strikingly, though Sullivan/Clinton has the most historical markers in New York, it has been nearly forgotten. Spiegelman's tour-de-force combines fresh research, dramatic visuals and unique animated maps to answer why. Back from the "memory hole," Sullivan/Clinton becomes an essential lens on New York and American history. Agreeing with David McCullough that making history boring is a "crime," Spiegelman unveils Sullivan/Clinton as high drama with present-day impact. This event is sponsored by the Humanities of New York State and is free to attend.
March 27, 2009 - 6:30 - 7:30 pm "Prehistory of Our Region" by SUNY Public Archaeology Facility Director, Dr. Nina Versaggi - Dr. Versaggi has authored numerous articles on the prehistory of New York State and it’s archaeology. Versaggi will discuss the earliest humans that lived in our region and what their life looked like. An interesting discussion that will give the audience a better understanding of the people who used many of the items found in the SRAC Exhibit Hall. Doors open at 6 pm. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for SRAC members and children under 18. Exhibit Hall admission is free to all attendees.
April 7, 2009 - 6:30 - 7:30 pm History’s Mysteries! - “Stone Tools.” Jack Rowe and Angelo Mazzarese Jack and Angelo will present the basics of ancient tool making. From flint napping to cordage making, this demonstration will answer many questions about how many artifacts were made and what they were probably used for. Rowe has become quite well known for his experience in ancient technologies by actually making and using many artifacts that are seen in the SRAC Exhibit Hall. Doors open at 6 pm. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for SRAC members and children under 18. Exhibit Hall admission is free to all attendees.
April 14, 2009 - 6:30 - 7:30 “Introduction to Rocks and Minerals (Geology 101) - by Marty Borko What are the sediments that led to the bedrock, including the Marcellus Shale, in the Twin Tiers? Where did the sediment come from and how was the rock formed? How has our surface geology been transformed by glaciations? Answers to these questions will be answered in a slide supported program on April 14. Marty Borko is a retired Professor of Biology and Natural History having last served as Chair of the Biology Department at Orange County Community College; retiring after 35 years of service. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for SRAC members and children under 18. Exhibit Hall admission is free to all attendees.
May 2, 2009 - 2pm – 4 pm History’s Mysteries “A Double Feature!” By
Stan Vanderlaan SRAC member and member of NYS Archaeology Stanley
Vanderlaan of Albion, NY presents two sites that he worked on over decades
of his life. The Arc site which is a Paleo site (12 - 15,000 yrs old) represents
a time when man still hunted the great beasts such as the woolly mammoth.
Artifacts will be on display from this hugely important site. The BTC (Buffalo
Tournament) site is a much later site that was discovered when work began
for a golf course in the town of Lancaster in Erie County, NY. In the end,
this site was 4.5 acres, yet amazingly, no human remains were ever encountered.
Admission: Adults $3, Students and SRAC members $2.Doors open at 1pm and
admission to the exhibit hall filled with thousands of local Native American
artifacts is included in the admission price.
CCHS E-Members and Friends
Bringing you the latest happenings at the Chemung Valley History Museum
CCHS E-Members and Friends
Thursday, March 12 at 7:00 pm: Livy: The Life and Times of Olivia Langdon Clemens. Discover the woman behind Mark Twain. The lecture is free and open to the general public. This lecture is part of The Festival of Women in the Arts.
Saturday, March 21: 6th Annual Southern Tier Regional History Day - The competition begins at 9:00 a.m. and an awards ceremony will be held at 2:30 p.m. National History Day is a competition for students in grades 6-12 to explore local, state, national, or world history through a research project that relates to a broad, annual theme. This year's theme is "The Individual in History."
Thursday, March 26 at 7:00 pm: An Evening with the Palmers -
Under the pen name Mrs. George Archibald, Anna Campbell Palmer wrote newspaper
columns, poems, lyrics, short stories and children's books while her daughter
Georgianna taught generations of Elmirans how to play the piano.
The lecture is free and open to the public. This event is part of
The Festival of Women in the Arts.
|BRADFORD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY RESEARCH
LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL APRIL
At the Board of Trustees meeting on Saturday, February 7, the Board
It is with regret that the Board made this decision, but with tight
budgets and the high cost of heating the building, they felt there was
no other way to conserve funds.
Historical Society staff can still be reached during this period for information, book purchases, and sales of tickets for the upcoming Harry Davenport program scheduled for February 28th at the Rialto Theatre in Canton.
We thank you for your understanding and ongoing support. For more information, go to the BCHS Curator's Blog at www.bradfordcurator.blogspot.com.
Matthew T. Carl
Bradford County Historical Society
Here is a PICO Search Engine for you to use. Discontinued June 2014 - see current page for replacement
Your Tri-Counties site is terrific, and often the best source for obscure pictures and information about the small towns that dot Tioga & Bradford Counties.
PennDOT has historic county maps online here:
Historic county maps that may interest you are
Route numbers changed often and alignments shifted as the Department upgraded roads, and these maps help verify locations of schools, churches, etc.
Matt Hamel, Regional Historian
PennDOT Districts 2-0, 3-0 & 4-0
I also remembered an additional source of historic maps that would also include NY: http://historical.mytopo.com/
For example, here’s a 1902 map showing Lawrence Twp. in Tioga County and others south: