Bradford County Historical Society - "Friday Night at the Museum" Series - August & September 2013 Programs

Aug 09, 2013


Tales from the Jail

Friday Night at the Museum Series

16 August 2013,   6:00 p.m.

The Bradford County Historical Society will host a free program entitled "Tales from the Jail" scheduled for Friday, August 16, 2013 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Although the event is free to attend, participants are asked to register by calling 570-265-2240 or by email at

"Tales from the Jail" is a multi-media two-act theatrical performance presented on the very grounds where these stories, spanning a century, took place.

Presented by Wes Skillings, who will play the roles of several historical characters, as well as the voices in audio segments, the audience will hear fascinating stories from the old Pine Street Jail, including infamous inmates and great and not-so-great escapes.

The second act will tell the tale of the last two men to be hanged at the jail a matter of feet from where the audience will be seated and the dramatic murder that led to their undoing.

This program is part of the 2013 "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. Free refreshments are provided at each program and the museum is open prior to the event.



Unusual News of Bradford County

Friday Night at the Museum Series

20 September 2013,   6:00 p.m.

Presented by Matt Carl, Bradford County Historical Society Manager/Curator. Bradford County newspapers of a century ago feature stories of unusual events featuring descriptions that are often humorous and sometimes unbelieveable. While not all of the stories describe events that occured in Bradford County, they were all published in county newspapers, providing the audience a glimpse into the entertainment that our residents once enjoyed.


Location for both continuing “Friday Night at the Museum” programs:


Bradford County Historical Society
109 Pine Street
Towanda, PA 18848


For additional information about the Bradford County Historical Society please visit their website.