History Of Broome County To Come Alive At Path Through History Weekends


(BINGHAMTON, NY) -- Broome County Executive Debbie Preston and County Historian Gerald Smith today announced details of Path Through History Weekends in Broome County.
Path Through History Weekends will take place on June 1-2 and 8-9 at 28 different sites in the community, where the history of Broome County will be told through interactive events and tours.
Path Through History Weekends are a partnership between local governments and non-for-profits in a celebration of the historical and cultural resources throughout Broome County.
 “Broome County is an area rich in heritage and full of history,” said Broome County Executive Debbie Preston. “Path Through History Weekends are a celebration of our history and our community’s unique role in shaping America. It’s important we use our heritage to market Broome County as a fun, educational, and historic place to visit.”
“Broome County is a historic community with its own unique story,” said Broome County Historian Gerald Smith. “Understanding and embracing that history helps us remember our roots and the fundamentals of what made this region an economic powerhouse in the past, and potentially the key to our successes in the future.”
Broome County is part of the Susquehanna Heritage Area.  Since the Susquehanna Heritage Area’s inception, over 50 successful Heritage Area grants totaling nearly $5 million dollars have been awarded to projects locally.
Path Through History Events in Broome County will coincide with events occurring in 20 other Heritage Area’s through the State, all aimed at working to develop, preserve and promote the historic, cultural and natural resources that create New York’s identity. 


05/30/2013 - 12:26pm