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May 2020

Mother’s Day Craft Activity

May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a craft activity from the comfort of your home. Just in time for Mother's Day we will be making 2 different cards, 1 for the kids to make and 1 for the adults to make. Here's what you'll need to make yours: 1 sheet black paper 3 sheets of white paper 2 sheets of pink paper 2 sheets of red paper 2 sheets of green paper Craft glue or glue sticks whatever you prefer A ruler Color…

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ONLINE EVENT: Paging Through History

May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join Dr. Chelsea Gibson for a conversation in the Phelps library on Saturday, May 16th from 12-1PM. Chelsea will be discussing a book from our library collection by Theodore Roosevelt called "African Game Trials" (1910). The book is based on an 1909-10 trip that Roosevelt took with his son Kermit as part of an expedition funded by the Smithsonian Institution. We'll chat a bit about Roosevelt, the origin of the trip, the book's popularity, and some of its legacies,…

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ONLINE EVENT: Meet the Trumans

May 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

We've told you the Phelps story, now join us to learn more about the third residents of the Phelps Mansion. We will introduce you to James C. Truman and his family during this 1 hour facebook live tour. View the mansion and learn with us. We hope to see you here. You can watch this event at 12PM live on our Facebook page.

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Facebook live Event- Colonel David Ireland and the 137th NY Regiment

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Phelps Mansion Museum, 191 Court St
Binghamton, NY 13901 United States
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Join author and historian David Cleutz Saturday May 30th at 12pm for a discussion about Colonel David Ireland and the NY 137th Regiment. Please note this presentation will be live on Facebook at 12pm. Be sure to like and follow our page so that you can join us. About David: Author and historian David Cleutz has published several books on the Civil War. His first novel, War & Redemption, set in Binghamton, Mercersburg and Gettysburg, features the 137th NY and…

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June 2020

Museum Closed

June 1 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm

At this time the museum remains closed to the public. We will update as soon as we know when we are able to reopen as part of Phase 4.  Please check back here or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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The History of the Magic Lantern

June 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Joe and Mark as they take a closer look at the history of the magic lantern. Please note this is a facebook live event. Be sure to like and follow our page so you can be notified when we go live. The Magic Lantern was the first projector and one of the precursors of the movies. It was invented in the 1650s, probably by a prominent Dutch scientist, Christiaan Huygens. It soon became a major learning tool and a…

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The History of Baseball in Greater Binghamton

June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

**Please note this presentation will be live on our Facebook page since the museum will still be closed to the public at that time.** Be sure to like and follow our Facebook page so you can join us. As part of NYS Path Through History Weekend the Phelps Mansion Museum will present on June 20th at 12pm: Author Jim Maggiore who will give a presentation on his book "Celebrating 100 Years of Baseball in Greater Binghamton: Tales from the Binghamton…

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Architectural Tour of the Mansion

June 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  Join the Phelps Mansion on Saturday June 27th at 12pm for an architectural tour of the house. We will take a closer look at the many details found throughout the Phelps family home, talk a bit about Isaac Perry the architect, and introduce you to Orville Ronk, one of the many woodcarvers who worked on the interior woodwork. This will be a Facebook live event, so please be sure to like and follow our page so you will be…

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July 2020

Online History Happy Hour – The Binghamton Inebriate Asylum 

July 9 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
$3 – $5

Please join us for our first History Happy Hour of 2020! Due to continuing concerns about safety in the age of COVID-19, this will be a digital event hosted via Zoom. In other words, we bring the history, you bring the happy hour! This event will be a conversation with Dr. Jonathan Jones, a historian of science and medicine. Jonathan recently conducted research on the Inebriate Asylum as part of his work on the Civil War opioid epidemic. Jonathan will…

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September 2020


September 18 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The museum will be closed for tours on Friday Sept. 18th. We will reopen for tours on Saturday and Sunday September 19th and 20th.   We apologize for any inconvenience.

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