In 1889, two brothers, Willard Bundy a jeweler and inventor, and Harlow E. Bundy, a young entrepreneur, opened a time recording clock company in downtown Binghamton. By the turn of the 20th century, thousands of workers were clocking in and out of work on Bundy Time Recorders. The company flourished, moved to Endicott, and eventually became IBM.
While the factories in Binghamton are now long gone, you can experience the world that spawned the Bundy Manufacturing Company at Harlow Bundy’s home – now the Bundy Museum of History & Art, 129 Main St. on Binghamton’s Westside.
We at the Bundy Museum seek to not only honor the accomplishments of Binghamton’s entrepreneurs like the Bundys, but also to pay our respects to the culture that influenced them.
Our collection ranges from early manufacturing and broadcasting artifacts to international art designed to enrich local culture.
We honor local entrepreneurs, artists, and personalities by showcasing the fruits of their labor and the culture they influenced. Your support helps us ensure that the historical and cultural achievements of the Southern Tier do not fade into the shadows of history.
The Museum serves 3 purposes:
To preserve the legacy of Willard & Harlow E. Bundy
To relive the elegance and beauty of the Victorian Era
To educate and inspire the general public on the fine arts
The museum is re-opening for guided tours and art gallery visits on Saturday, August 8th at 11:00 AM. Masks are required and tours will be by appointment only.