About Us




THE BRADFORD LANDMARK SOCIETY, INC., Bradford, PA 16701


The Bradford Landmark Society is a historical organization dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of the history of the Bradford and Tuna Valley areas. We are located in the city of Bradford, Pennsylvania, McKean County.

The Landmark Society, founded in 1969, has two main branches - the Herbig Bakery which contains extensive collections of historical and genealogical material and the Crook Farm Homestead on Seaward Avenue Extension where examples of life long ago are on display. Our current membership count stands at 333.



REMEMBERING THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED

  • A section dedicated to those who have passed through our doors.

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Directors - 2014


  • Harrijane Hannon Moore - President
  • Robert Esch
  • Gayle Bauer
  • Ken Jadlowiec
  • Susan Oliphant
  • Pete Gardner
  • Judy Yorks
  • Shelley Harvey
  • John Place


Curator at Herbig Bakery

  • Sally Ryan Costik
    • On December 12, 2014, Sally Costik marked 20 years as Curator of the Bradford Landmark Society. The Bradford Era published her story and it's available to read here:


Genealogist/Researcher

  • In Memory of Larry Richmond
April 18, 1940 - May 6, 2012


Researchers

  • Tom Jones
  • Dale Thurston
  • Molly Popiel Lindahl (Genealogy)


Volunteers at Herbig Bakery

  • Mary Collins Ryan
  • Betty Pfohl
  • Mike Fuoco
  • Gordon Ernest
  • Sandy Hudspith
  • Bill Knight
  • Diann Ramsay
  • Colette Roessler
  • Katherine Roessler
  • Cal Abbott
  • John Place
  • Brian Berlin
  • Max Asinger


OUR EMERITUS VOLUNTEERS

  • Ann DeLucia (Deceased)
  • Pat Schessler



HISTORICAL ACTIVITIES & PROGRAMS


Crook Farm & Homestead living history program for PA and NY grade school students (Spring)


Crook Farm historical site displays, tours, and demonstrations


  • Farmhouse, restored and furnished to 1870s
  • One room schoolhouse, with desks (ca. 1850-1929)
  • Barn, blacksmith, candle, and weaver shops
  • Historic farm and house tools, utensils, implements, and artifacts


Herbig Bakery historical site


  • Historic bakery and Bradford artifacts, records, documents, photographs, genealogy
  • Special topics
  • Rotating exhibits