Come explore one of Binghamton’s most historic homes this holiday season. The entire Phelps Mansion Museum will be decorated in an ornate display of Christmas themed decorations. We invite you to take a candlelight tour of the Phelps family home. Guests will learn how the Phelps would have celebrated Christmas in the 19th century.
Tours are limited to 14 people per tour time. Tours are offered at 6:00pm, 7:15pm, and 8:30pm.

Admission

Adults: $10.00
Students/Seniors: $8.00
Children 12 and under: $6.00

 

Reservations are strongly encouraged due to limited capacities for tours.
No candlelight tours Friday Dec. 3rd or Thursday December 9th due to other events those evenings

 

Reservations can be made by phone at (607) 722-4873 or by clicking the button below and selecting “Candlelight Tours.”

Get Admission

 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all participants over the age of 5 are required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status!


Drink Beer | Talk History!

Join the Phelps Mansion Museum in both learning history and drinking beer on December 9th. Urban Explorer, Bryant Neal, hosts a presentation remembering the abandoned and forgotten architecture in America’s cities.

“Abandoned Upstate: Photos of Binghamton History”

The Abandoned Upstate Project is an ongoing visual collection of urban decay. From forgotten resorts to collapsing asylums, its reach spans hundreds of unique locations. No piece of history is immune to the effects of the reclamation of nature.

Bryant Neal is an urban explorer who found a passion for archiving abandoned spaces. His work exposes the beauty in decay through ornate details and somber backdrops. Bryant documents the deterioration of locations through photography, cinematography, and 35mm film.

Admission

  • Nonmembers: $10.00/person
  • Members: $8.00/person
  • Zoom option: $5.00

*Reservation Required
*
Must be 21+ years of age
*First drink is free with admission

Reservation
NonMember $10.00 USDMember $8.00 USD

Zoom Option: $5.00

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all participants are required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status!


Join the Phelps Mansion Museum for a Thursday luncheon with musician, Rick Pedro, who will be performing holiday-themed music at 1:00pm.

Admission

  • Luncheon and Program: $20.00/person
  • Program Only: $5.00/person
    *Reservation Required

Reservations
Lunch and Program $20.00 USDProgram Only $5.00 USD

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all guests 12 and older are required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status!


 

The Phelps Mansion Museum is pleased to welcome cellist, Peter Seidenberg, and pianist, Hui-Mei Lin, on Sunday December 5th at 3pm as part of our 2021 Chamber Music Concert Series.

Peter Seidenberg – Cello

Totally enchanting, inspired performances, brimming with natural, spontaneous musicianship”, raves Gramophone Magazine about cellist Peter Seidenberg. Mr. Seidenberg has played in major halls throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. He made his solo debut with the Chicago Symphony, and has since appeared as soloist with many orchestras including Century Orchestra of Osaka, New American Chamber Orchestra, De Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Eastman-Rochester Philharmonic. Currently, Peter is the cellist for the Oracle Trio, the Queen’s Chamber Band, and the New York Chamber Soloists.

 

 

Hui-Mei Lin – Piano

A native of Taiwan, Lin made her New York solo debut at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as the winner of the Artists International Competition. She has performed solo recitals in many concert series including The Caramoor Music Festival, Friends of Music in Stamford, New York, The Steinway Society of the Bay Area, California, and various colleges throughout the United States. She was described by the New York Times as “an excellent pianist throughout” and the Taiwan News as “a sensitive and powerful pianist.” Dr. Lin is currently the Director of Music at The Briarcliff Congregational Church, and a faculty member of the Sacred Heart University in Connecticut.

Admission

  • $20.00/person


Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all guests 12 and older are required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status!

This program is made possible in part by a grant from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council. Additional support for Broome County provided by the Stewart W. & Willma C. Hoyt Foundation.

 

 


Come explore one of Binghamton’s most historic homes this holiday season. The entire Phelps Mansion Museum will be decorated in an ornate display of Christmas themed decorations. We invite you to take a candlelight tour of the Phelps family home. Guests will learn how the Phelps would have celebrated Christmas in the 19th century.
Tours are limited to 14 people per tour time. Tours are offered at 6:00pm, 7:15pm, and 8:30pm.

Admission

Adults: $10.00
Students/Seniors: $8.00
Children 12 and under: $6.00

 

Reservations are strongly encouraged due to limited capacities for tours.
No candlelight tours Friday Dec. 3rd or Thursday December 9th due to other events those evenings

 

Reservations can be made by phone at (607) 722-4873 or by clicking the button below and selecting “Candlelight Tours.”

Get Admission

 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all participants over the age of 5 are required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status!


Come explore one of Binghamton’s most historic homes this holiday season. The entire Phelps Mansion Museum will be decorated in an ornate display of Christmas themed decorations. We invite you to take a candlelight tour of the Phelps family home. Guests will learn how the Phelps would have celebrated Christmas in the 19th century.
Tours are limited to 14 people per tour time. Tours are offered at 6:00pm, 7:15pm, and 8:30pm.

Admission

Adults: $10.00
Students/Seniors: $8.00
Children 12 and under: $6.00

 

Reservations are strongly encouraged due to limited capacities for tours.
No candlelight tours Friday Dec. 3rd or Thursday December 9th due to other events those evenings

 

Reservations can be made by phone at (607) 722-4873 or by clicking the button below and selecting “Candlelight Tours.”

Get Admission

 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all participants over the age of 5 are required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status!


Drink Beer | Talk History!

Join the Phelps Mansion Museum in both learning history and drinking beer on November 18th. Local historian, Matt Hollis, hosts a presentation detailing the transformation of music following the Civil War.

“Jelly Roll, Joplin, & Jim Crow: Music in the Late 19th Century”

Musical styles in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the United States mirrored the very real social and cultural changes in the decades following the Civil War and Reconstruction. As the US transitioned from slave economy to one of free labor, sentiments of hope and nationalism dominated the American musical landscape.

Yet these expressions also included a whimsy or nostalgia for a “lost age.”

While some of these were innocent reflections on the inevitable changing of the national landscape, others tapped into long-held stereotypes in support of the Jim Crow-era racial hierarchy. Nonetheless, innovative currents of musical structure and performance paralleled massive waves of immigration and internal migration, giving birth to some of the United States’ most beloved musical genres: ragtime, blues, and jazz.

Matt Hollis is a historian who has studied numerous topics ranging from the American Revolution to slave societies in the Atlantic world. He has edited a vast collection of papers and taught courses on world civilizations and American history at several universities.

Admission

*Reservation ONLY*

    • Non-Members: $10.00/person
    • Members: $8.00/person
    • First drink is free is with admission.

Reservations
NonMember $10.00 USDMember $8.00 USD


So here’s to the mad ones who don’t fit in, the radicals and firebrands. The square pegs
in the round holes; they are the ones who see more than we do and won’t follow the
rules. You can underestimate them or disagree with them, sing their praises or
disparage them, but you’ll never be able to disregard them, because they transform
things and push us all forward; and though some might see them as insane they’re
actually masterminds.

There have always been those who had the initiative to go where no man or woman
had gone before. “Those Who Crossed Barriers” is about Americans brave to cross barriers and
willing to face the consequences. It takes imagination and determination to do so,
yet the people we often think of as the nutty ones are the ones who change the world.

Nellie Bly, who paved the way for women in investigative journalism in a
man’s world.

Sophie Lyons, who lit the criminal world on fire with her wily con-woman
way.

Corporal Margaret Hastings, one of a group of Army WACS who brought women
into the military.

Orville and Wilbur Wright who worked at making a flying machine,
while others gave up.

Katharine Wright, who never made a name
for herself like her brothers, but without her they could not do what they did.

 

Those Who Crossed Barriers written and directed by Judith Present stars: Maryann
Johnson, Lisa Dutcher, Dawn Gould, Bonnie DeForest, and John Montgomery.
Presentarts is a theater company that brings historical characters on stage as
fundraisers for Museums, Churches, Historical Societies and other Organization interested in historical performances and characters.

Admission is $15.00/person | Reservations Only!

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS APPLY! All visitors are required to wear masks regardless of vaccine status!


Drink Beer | Talk History!

Join the Phelps Mansion Museum in both learning history and drinking beer on October 21st. Local historian, E.J. Murphy, hosts a presentation detailing one man’s life during the American Civil War.

The Phelps Mansion Museum presents: the return of History Happy Hour!

Thursday, Oct. 21st 7-9PM

Drink beer and talk history during the Phelps Museums’ History Happy Hour. This month we are featuring E.J. Murphy, who will present “‘The Rugged Stock of a Passing Generation’ – Sherlock Foster Black’s Long Civil War.”

Sherlock Foster Black was born in Chenango in 1844 and rose to prominence as one of the Parlor City’s societal stalwarts in the years after the Civil War. Black enlisted in the 27th New York Infantry regiment at the outbreak of the war and saw action in some of the deadliest battles early in the conflict. After the regiment mustered out of service, Black would lend his services to the 14th New York Heavy Artillery regiment. During his time with the 14th , Black found himself in enemy captivity. The experiences that Black endured stuck with him for life and helped shape the man that would later become one of Binghamton’s longest serving law enforcement officers.

E.J. Murphy is an educator and public historian from Scranton, PA. He is the Project Coordinator for the Waverly Community House’s “Destination Freedom: Underground Railroad Walking Tour of Waverly” program and teaches social studies at the Howard Gardner Multiple Intelligence Charter School in Scranton.

This event will be in-person.

All participants must be over 21 years of age and must wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.

ADMISSION
$20 public/ $15 members
Persons must be 21 years & older
Ticket price includes 1 drink*, snacks, presentation, and time to mingle.

*Beer, wine, soda, and water will be available. Your ticket includes one drink & others may be purchased during the event.

Tickets must be purchased ahead of time.

You can purchase tickets online at https://phelpsmansion.org/event/history-happy-hour-21/



Admission

Reservation ONLY

    • Non-Members: $20.00/person
    • Members: $15.00/person

First drink is free is with admission.

Reservations
NonMember $20.00 USDMember $15.00 USD

 

All participants must be over 21 years of age and must wear a mask regardless of vaccination status


Charlene Thomas with autoharp on left and a black and white photo of Stephen Foster on the right

(Left) Charlene Thomas with her auto-harp | (Right) Stephen Foster circa 1860

Charlene Thomson is a local musician and composer of both dance and folk music; talented at the accordion, auto-harp, and piano. Thomson enjoys sharing the connection between music and its history. In this program, in particular, she will share songs and stories of the famous local composer, the late Stephen Foster.

Stephen Foster grew up in PA and became one of the most famous American composers in the 19th century. Charlene will share stories of the beloved composer, accompanied by equally beloved and familiar songs of Foster including: “Oh! Sussanah,” “Camptown Races,” and “My Kentucky Home.”


The Stephen Foster program will follow the luncheon at the Phelps Museum. From 12:00 – 1:00pm, food will be served to participants that reserved a seat. Those who attend the luncheon will also be able to attend the program from 1:00-2:00pm if they wish.

A menu will be available online at a later date!

Admission

  • Lunch and Program: $20/person | Reservations By Phone Only!
  • Program Only: $5/person | No reservation required

In accordance with NYS Safety Guidelines during the COVID-19 Pandemic: all visitors, volunteers and staff regardless of vaccination status will be required to wear a mask or other appropriate face covering while in the building.


For more information email us [email protected] or call us at (607)722-4873.


EJ Murphy is an educator and public historian from Scranton, Pennsylvania. He is the Project Coordinator for the Waverly Community House’s Destination Freedom: Underground Railroad Walking Tour of Waverly program and teaches social studies at the Howard Gardner Multiple Intelligence Charter School in Scranton.

EJ will discuss the Destination Freedom: Underground Railroad Walking Tour of Waverly program as well as the Civil War era connections between Binghamton, Waverly, and the rest of Northeastern Pennsylvania.


Admission

$10.00…Not Yet Members

$8.00…Phelps Mansion Museum Members

Tickets also available at the door or by phone at (607) 722-4873.

In accordance with NYS Safety Guidelines during the COVID-19 Pandemic, all non-vaccinated guests are still required to wear masks!

Purchase Seats
Non-Members $10.00 USDMembers $8.00 USD



Join us for a journey through the life long relationship of Andy and Melissa, the two characters of A.R. Gurney’s famous play, Love Letters. Experience the emotional reliving of two separate tumultuous lives bonded together by a shared love sustained by letters.

Gurney has said that his play “…is designed simply to be read aloud by an actor and an actress of roughly the same age, sitting side by side at a table, in front of a group of people of any size.” The Wall Street Journal heralded it as “exhilarating, funny, and moving.

Our Phelps Mansion production features actors Bill Gorman and Judy McMahon as Andy and Melissa reliving a friendship that began in second grade.


 Reservations can be made by calling (607) 722-4873 or email [email protected] 

July 17th @ 7:30pm | July 18th @ 3:00pm

Free Admission.

Donations graciously accepted to benefit the Phelps Mansion Museum.


**Vaccinated guests do not need to wear a mask, non-vaccinated guests will be required to wear a mask** Seating will be socially distanced and set based on your reservation.

For more information, contact us:

Phone: (607) 722-4873.

Email: [email protected].


The Phelps Mansion Museum and the Southern Tier Actors Read (STAR) are proud to present a stage read rendition of the classic 20th century play, ‘The Little Foxes,’ by Lillian Hellman.

‘The Little Foxes’ , a classic of 20th century drama, was written by Lillian Hellman and was debuted in Broadway in 1939. A semi- autobiographical story based on the author’s own difficult childhood memories, it offers a blistering look at two Southern families in 1900.  The title is from a verse from the King James Bible; “Take us, the little foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines, for our vines have tender grapes.” The Hubbards and the Giddens vie for the family’s voracious search for riches. No portion of greed, jealousy, corruption or betrayal is enough to fill their selfish bellies. Horace Giddens is the lone voice of truth who tries to reveal the families’ dark secrets to his young daughter, Alexandra. How he goes about it despite the actions of his estranged wife, Regina, brings an ending not to be missed.
Southern Tier Actors Read (S.T.A.R.) is celebrating its 11th year by reviving ‘The Little Foxes’, their first play, done here at The Phelps Mansion/Museum.

The reading stars a large cast of local actors including, Andrea Gregori, Judy McMahon, Mitch Tiffany, Nick DeLucia, Jim Michalec, Qiana Watson, Joe Bardales, Norman Wallace, and many others. Directed by Chris Nickerson.


June 25th – June 26th @ 7:30pm

and

June 27th @ 3:00pm.

Reservation Only!

$15/person.

Seats are limited at 35!

Only available on this page or by calling (607) 722-4873.


**Vaccinated guests do not need to wear a mask, non-vaccinated guests will be required to wear a mask** Seating will be socially distanced and set based on your reservation.

For more information contact us:

Phone: (607) 722-4873

Email: [email protected]

Please choose the correct date and time for the performance you wish to attend:

 

Performance Time:
Friday June 25th 7:30pm Saturday June 26th 7:30pm Sunday June 27th 3pm