The Bradford County Historical Society will host a concert by Pennsylvania folk singer Van Wagner, scheduled for Friday, August 26 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There will be no admission charge, but donations are appreciated.
To reserve a spot, attendees are asked to register by calling (570) 265-2240 or emailing [email protected]
Note that this month’s Friday Night at the Museum event is held on the fourth Friday rather than the usual third Friday.
Join Wagner for an evening of songs and stories that celebrate cultural and natural heritage, including songs about rural people and places, Native American heritage, coal mining, logging, and songs that celebrate wildlife.
Wagner is an educator and a musical artist. In the classroom, he teaches environmental science at Lewisburg High School. He was selected as Conservation Educator of the Year in 2005 in Schuylkill County, and in 2007 and 2009 in Union County. In 2012, he received the Sandy Cochran Award for Natural Resources Education from the Pennsylvania Forestry Association. In 2015, the Red Cross presented Wagner with the Robert N. Pursel Distinguished Service Award.
Outside of the classroom, he educates audiences with his music and programs on Pennsylvania history. He received a 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Heritage Songwriting Contest. In 2021, he received an outstanding alumni award from the Danville Secondary School Alumni Association.
His music has been featured on the History Channel, WVIA TV, Country Music Television (CMT) and in several film productions. He released 31 original albums and released a book title “Coal Dust Rust and Saw Dust”. Its music and programs not only entertain, but inspire audiences to engage in learning.
The Friday Night at the Museum series of programs take place monthly from May to October. Each event takes place in the great hall of the Bradford County Historical Society, 109 Pine Street, Towanda. The museum is open half an hour before the event. Access to live streams of programming is available to members of the Society. Friday Night at the Museum is sponsored by United Way of Bradford County.
Other programs scheduled for 2022 include: September 16 – Bradford County Organs and Organists Past and Present; 21 October – Bradford County connection to RMS Titanic.
The Bradford County Historical Society is a beneficiary agency of the United Way of Bradford County and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. For more information on the society and its hourly programming, museum or research center, visit www.bradfordhistory.com or check out the company on Facebook.