BROOME COUNTY
HISTORICAL SOCIETY




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Since 1919 the Broome County Historical Society has been collecting, preserving and interpreting the history of our area.
The generosity of our membership has helped the Society engage in these areas:


PROGRAMS
The BCHS holds nine regular programs each year, as well as special lectures, workshops and trips.
A list of the BCHS programs for 2012-2013 can be found here.
To view photos of recent program speakers, click here.

PUBLICATIONS
We publish two issues of our newsletter, Broome County History Bulletin, each year.
The BCHS also publishes scholarly and popular books on our area's history such as
Past & Present, Stereographic Scenes Around Broome County
by Charles J. Browne, Deputy County Historian
and
Robert Harpur's New York
by Anne T. Herbert.

Click here to view the publications the BCHS has for sale.
Click here to view other merchandise the BCHS has for sale.

COLLECTIONS
The Society maintains a collection of over 100,000 items covering our area from pre-history to the present.
We have preserved these items by using current museum and archival standards.


LIBRARY
The BCHS is a major participant in the Local History & Genealogy Center in the Broome County Public Library.
Over 38,000 people visit the Center annually.
A collection of books, manuscripts, photographic images, newspaper clippings,
obituaries and an index of of 225,000 names are maintained in the
Local History & Genealogy Center.

Click here to view the price for reproduction of photographic images.

EXHIBITS
We have held many exhibits for residents and visitors to enjoy, using items from the Society's collections.
Recent exhibits include
We Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident:
New York and the American Revolution

and
The Southern Tier and Space.

RESEARCH
We provide a research service using only materials located in the Local History & Genealogy Center.
The cost for research is $10.00/hour, plus the cost of copies (.25).
All monies must be paid before the research can be started.
Please send any research requests to:
Broome County Historical Society
185 Court St.
Binghamton, NY, 13901.

MEMBERSHIP
Members of the Broome County Historical Society receive 10% off any BCHS publication.
Members also pay half the cost of research ($5.00/hour instead of $10.00/hour).
Your membership dollars help us continue our valuable work.
Click here to download a membership form.


Photos courtesy of Gary Steadman and the Broome County Public Library.