Note: Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all three Spring 2021 programs will be offered on Zoom and viewed via computer. To access each program, on the day and time of the event, click on the program link posted below. In addition, each program will be simultaneously live-streamed to the Broome County Historical Society Facebook page.
UPCOMING VIRTUAL PROGRAMS ON BROOME COUNTY HISTORY
Wednesday, February 17, 6:45 PM:
FOLLOW THE NORTH STAR - The Underground Railroads in the Southern Tier
Honoring Black History Month, take a journey with local historian Gerry Smith as we follow the routes taken by escaped slaves as they made their way to the North and toward freedom with the help of conductors on the Underground Railroad, with a special focus on Broome and Chemung Counties. Smith teaches at SUNY Broome, and is an author and frequent speaker on Broome County history.
Wednesday, March 17, 6:45 PM:
THE ABEL BENNETT HISTORIC TRACT - A Virtual Walking Tour
Abel Bennett was the first mayor of Binghamton, and the Historic Tract bearing his name was opened in 1887, built on 53 acres of farmland he owned. The Tract was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008. This virtual tour is presented by Ken Jackson, Broome County Historical Society member and Vice President of the Preservation Association of the Southern Tier. This tour is one in a series that explores the history and architectural beauty of this Tract located on Binghamton's West Side.
WATCH VIDEOS OF PREVIOUS PROGRAMS
CASTLE ON THE HILL - A History & Virtual Tour of the New York State Asylum at Binghamton
SPANNING TIME - Stories Ripped from the Pages of the Newspaper
FORGOTTEN BROOME - A Tribute to Special Places of the Past
PUBCRAWL THROUGH HISTORY - 200 Years of Beer in the Tier
A history of brewing and speakeasies in the Southern Tier, on the 100th anniversary of prohibition.