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April 2013 



If you're looking for a sure sign of spring you'll find it with Roberson's 13th Annual Wine and Food Fest.  This fundraiser continues to grow in popularity and truly serves as a rite of spring. 
If you're planning to attend, we encourage you to act fast if you haven't already purchased your tickets.   We're on pace to sell out well before the event on April 18.    


April is full of fun events, stage performances and public programs. Explore this edition of Confluence for the latest information on upcoming events and be sure to visit us soon.  


We look forward to seeing you! 


What's Happening at Roberson...
Get Your Tickets: Roberson's 13th Annual Wine & Food Fest
On Stage: "Wigdiculous"
Registration Open for 2013 Summer Camps
Roberson Rewards: Membership Program
Last Call for Entries: Regional Art Exhibition
Check out Girl Scout Programs at Roberson
Rentals at Roberson: Celebrate your Special Event with us!
Tickets Going Fast:  Roberson's 13th Annual Wine & Food Fest! 
2013 Wine and Food Fest


Food, Wine, Beer and plenty of Fun...
ACT FAST -- Tickets to the Wine and Food Fest are on pace to sell out well before the event.  Make sure to get yours before they're gone! 
It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in this popular event widely touted as "the best wine and food tasting in the Southern Tier."  The Annual Wine and Food Fest is Roberson's largest fundraising event and we look forward to having you join us. 



Enjoy tastings from over 30 NYS Wineries, over 30 local restaurants and caterers along with a selection from local and NYS  microbreweries.  It's a tremendous variety that will please your palate all night long.  Stay tuned - we'll be posting the complete list of participants along with items included in our popular raffle.  


Tickets are $40 for Roberson Members
 $45 non Non-Members. 
CLICK HERE to get yours today! 

CLICK HERE to view pictures from last year's sold out event! 


On Stage: "Wigdiculous"
Wigdiculous Starring Robert Mooney, written by James Micali, and directed by Judith Present will be presented at the Carousel Theater at Roberson on April 5,6,7 and 13. It is the story of Charles Pierce, who used his talents and received rave reviews as an early female impersonator.
CLICK HERE for more info and to get tickets! 


Register Now for 2013 Summer Camps
2013 Summer Camps
We're thrilled to announce the following list of summer camps being offered during summer 2013 at Roberson Museum and Science Center.  Registration is required for camp participation. Please visit www.roberson.org or call (607) 772-0660 to register.  Please note that camps require a minimum number of participants, and are subject to change. Tuition is non-refundable.  All materials included.  Tuition is $172 for members, $215 for non-members ** Except July 1-5 camp.**  
All Camps run daily from 9:00am-3:00pm.

Recycled Art 

Monday through Friday, June 24-28 Grades 3 - 7

Adventure Week

Monday through Friday, July 1-5 (No camp July 4) Grades 3 - 7


Indiana Jones 

Monday through Friday, July 8-12 Grades 3 - 7


Crime Scene Investigations 

Monday through Friday, July 15-19 Grades 4 - 8


Prehistoric Adventures 

Monday through Friday, July 22-26 Grades 2 - 5


Science Fiction Film 

Monday through Friday, July 29-August 2  Grades 4 - 8


Make it Work

Monday through Friday, August 5-9m Grades 4 - 8


Sticky, Icky and Weird Science 

Monday through Friday, August 12-16  Grades 2-5


Drawing and Animation 

Monday through Friday, August 19-23 Grades 5 and up


Who's up for the Challenge? 

Monday through Friday, August 26-30  Grades 3 - 7


For more camp descriptions and to register visit www.roberson.org

Roberson Rewards:

Connecting You to our Community 


Each month we highlight one of the local businesses offering discounts to Roberson Members as a Rewards participant.  This month we spotlight... 

Goodwill Theatre


Reward for Roberson Members:


20% off tickets to shows at The Goodwill Theatre/Schorr Family Firehouse Stage.   


If you're not already a member, JOIN TODAY to take advantage of an even more REWARDING membership!




Quick Reference Guide: Upcoming Events

On Stage: "Wigdiculous" 

April 5, 6, 7, 13 

Wigdiculous is the story of Charles Pierce, who

used his talents and received rave reviews as an early female impersonator.  CLICK HERE for tickets.  



NanoDays - April 6: 12-4pm

Unique learning experiences for both children and adults to explore the miniscule world of atoms, molecules, and nanoscale forces. Taking place in Visitor Center 


13th Annual Wine and Food Fest

Thursday, April 18: 5:30-8:30

Enjoy wine, beer and food tastings from our area's best.  This fantastic event also features raffle and auction prizes.  Tickets on sale now.  


Civil War Lecture Series

Saturday, April 20: 12-2pm

"Benevolent Women, Local Activity and the Civil War."  Presented by Annette Varcoe.

$6 seniors/$8 non-members.  Roberson Members Free.  Register by calling 772-0660. 


Last Call For Entries: 
Roberson's 2013 Regional Art Exhibition 
Artists residing within 150 miles of Binghamton, New York are invited to enter works, which have been completed in the last 5 years and have not previously been exhibited at Roberson. Works in all media may be entered, excluding video.  The juror for the show is John Brunelli, the Director of Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts in Binghamton.  Entries must be received by April 8.  The biennial exhibition will be on public display July 14-October 23. 


CLICK HERE for more information on eligibility guidelines, and to download an application form. 


Girl Scout Programs
Scout programs
Forensic Science Program Saturday, April 27, 1-4pm
Juniors and Cadettes

Scouts will discover how detectives examine a crime scene and examine some evidence on their own.  Detective Badge for Juniors or Special Agent Badge for Cadettes included.
$10/girl $8/adult (leaders free within ratio)
Registration deadline April 12.
CLICK HERE for other upcoming Programs

Roberson's Museum Gift Shop

 Roberson's Museum Shop has gifts for everyone.

Explore our unique variety of jewelry, books, toys, ornaments, decorative cards and artwork from local artists.  The shop also features pottery, clothing, canvas bags and more.


Take advantage of high quality items at low gift shop prices.

Whether shopping for yourself or someone else, new items are added daily to Roberson's gift shop, making for a great gift-buying experience.


Give the Gift of Roberson.

Gift Certificates and Roberson Rewards Memberships are available in the Museum Gift Shop. 

CLICK HERE for more information on Roberson's Museum Gift Shop


Roberson's Digital Planetarium

Digital Planetarium

 No matter the weather or time of year, there's always an incredible view of the stars and planets from inside our new Digital Planetarium. 


From astronomy topics to monsters of the deep sea and rockin' laser shows, the new digital software provides fun, reliable and flexible educational programs for school audiences, afterschool programs, summer camps and significantly enhances the visitor experience.


Planning a birthday or fun celebration?  Roberson's Digital Planetarium is available to rent for parties!  Contact Colleen at 772-0660 ext. 211 for more information. 

Planning a Memorable Occasion?

Roberson offers ample space and a great environment in both the mansion and museum, including our beautiful newly restored mansion ballroom.   

stewart wedding

  Rentals available for any occasion.  Whether it's birthday parties, bridal showers, receptions, social gatherings or corporate events Roberson provides a unique setting to make your event a memorable one!



For more information on rentals at Roberson click here or call our event coordinator at 607-772-0660 ext. 211

Roberson's Wish List

 If you, your business or someone you know has items you no longer use or would like to donate, please consider a donation to Roberson.



What we could use...





If you're interested in volunteering at Roberson, we want to hear from you.  Volunteer opportunities available for special events and in various museum departments.

Email info@roberson.org if you're interested.


Facilities Wish List

Vacuum Cleaners
Pick-up Truck
 Working vehicles
 (any condition as long as it runs)

Education Department Wish List
School supplies
Craft materials
Film Canisters
Plastic Easter Eggs
Plastic Baggies

Event/Rentals Wish List
7' of 8' Artificial Trees
White Lights
Knives, serving utensils

All donations to Roberson Museum and Science Center are tax deductible. 


Broome County Arts Council
Klee Foundation
Funding for Roberson Museum and Science Center is provided in part by general operating support grants from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council; The Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts.
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