Matthew Carl, Managing Curator

Matthew Carl is Managing Curator at BCHS. As a native of Bradford County, he became interested in the history of his community at the age of 10. It was at that time that he first visited Laquin, the site of a former lumber Matthew Carltown on Barclay Mountain. His interest in the topic grew throughout high school, resulting in local history projects both in school and as a hobby.

He founded the LeRoy Heritage Museum (LHM) in 2001 to preserve the history of LeRoy Township and Barclay Mountain. Under his leadership, the organization purchased and renovated a historic grange hall to become a museum and research library. He continues to volunteer as president of LHM.

Matt joined the Board of Trustees of the Bradford County Historical Society in 2004. His greatest accomplishment during this time was the transition of the research library computer system from old outdated equipment to new hardware and updated inventory software.

In the Spring of 2007, after a need for a full time managing curator became apparent at BCHS and after a great deal of planning on the part of the Board of Trustees, he was given the opportunity to transition from being a volunteer board member to being an employee. Today he manages the daily operations of the historical society including staff, educational programming, grant writing, exhibition planning and development, collections management, and a variety of other tasks.

Denise Golden, Library Clerk

Denise Golden is Library Clerk at the BCHS Research Library.

She became the receptionist at the Bradford County Historical Society in 1996. At the time, the Society was located in a house at 21 Main Street, Towanda. Denise assisted researchers there until the Research Library was moved to its present location in 2000. She then became the Library Clerk at the new facility.

When you visit the Research Library, submit a research request or need information on library services, Denise will be glad to assist you.

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