Bicentennial Celebrated at Exciting Library Event

     BINGHAMTON, NY - Broome County Executive Barbara J. Fiala is encouraging the community to come out and celebrate Broome County’s Bicentennial by attending an entertaining and educational evening at the Broome County Library. The Broome County Library Foundation and the Broome County Historical Society are hosting Music, Monologues and Murder at the Broome County Library on Court St. in Binghamton. A re-enactment of the local 1902 (attempted) murder of Mr. Carman and the eventual trial of Dr. Tiffany will be performed as part of the evening’s entertainment.

“I think it is wonderful how the Library Foundation and the Broome County Historical Society have really gotten into the spirit of celebrating our area’s Bicentennial,” said Executive Fiala. “What a wonderful evening they have planned. I like the fact they have been able to incorporate a fun night with a fascinating lesson about our area’s history. I encourage everyone to come out to learn and to enjoy.”

“Our goal with this event is to celebrate one of our community’s greatest assets,” said Michael Schafer, Broome County Legislator and Library Board Member. “What better way to get people excited about our history than to introduce them to this unique story and the fascinating characters of the time period.”

Highlights of the evening include:

Performances by:
* Willis Sharpe Kilmer played by Bill Gorman
Anna Petrovsky, an immigrant Endicott-Johnson factory worker, played by Tina Corbin

Excerpts from the Merry Widow performed by Tri-Cities Opera’s Julia Ebner as the Widow and Soon Young Park as Danilo

The following performers will be doing vignettes of the tryst of Dr. C.J. Tiffany and Mrs. Carman, as well as plot to kill Mr. Carman. The evening will end with an amusing trial scene, performed by:
* Dr. C.J. Tiffany played by Mark Bader
* Anna Carman played by Dori May Ganison
* Billy Carter played by Mark Roth
* Charles Carman played by Sandy Monachino
* Cider Mill Playhouse Company Members/Actors
Honorable George Lyon – Honorable Judge Joseph Hester
Harvey Hinman, Esquire – Paul T. Sheppard, Esquire
Agnes McNamra, Esquire – Tina Fernandez, Esquire
Bailiff – Rusty Lacey

The Evening also includes:
• Pleasant Valley Wine, Sparkling Punch and Light Refreshments from Parlor City Cafe
• Tintype-like portraits
• Scavenger hunt incorporating time period questions with a prize given for completion
• Lackawana Train Station Exhibit and other Historical exhibits from the early 1900s

Music, Monologues and Murder will take place Friday, May 12 from 7-10pm at the Broome County Library. Tickets prices are $40 per person or 2 for $75. The event is sponsored by Hinman, Howard & Kattell.