June 2014



As we continue to celebrate our 60th Anniversary this summer we invite you to rediscover Roberson.  


Take yourself on a journey to our Prehistoric Past featuring some of New York State's oldest residents.  Explore the skies and experience one of our new Full Dome Digital Planetarium shows.   Find fun for the kids with one of our summer camps, or you can also treat yourself to something new with a beginner pottery course.  


When planning your journeys this summer we hope you make sure to make Roberson a destination!   Explore this edition of Confluence for a glance at what's happening at Roberson.  


We look forward to seeing you often throughout 2014, and thank you again for supporting Roberson for 60 Years! 

What's Happening at Roberson...
Explore Roberson During Path Through History Weekends
LAST CHANCE to Register for Roberson Clayworks Beginner Pottery
Call for Collectors: Anniversary Exhibition
Register Now for 2014 Summer Camps
Call for Artists: RiverFest at Roberson
Rentals at Roberson: Celebrate your Special Event with us!
Path Through History Weekends


Roberson is a proud Path Through History participant, being highlighted as an historically and culturally significant site featuring events that showcase the history or our region and of New York State.  


We will be participating in Path Through History Weekends June 7-8 and June 14-15.  Activities will include Native American crafts and games, identifying native wildlife, exploring fossils, Mansion Tours (on Sunday only), and other local history activities. 


Path Through History events are included with general admission.  Click the image above more more information on Path Through History Weekends at Roberson.


Last Chance to Register: 
Beginner Pottery Courses

 Roberson Clayworks is accepting registrations now for our  Beginner Pottery Courses this summer.  Classes are available to senior high school students and up.  Each course has a limit of 10 openings. 
The schedule is listed below.

MONDAY NIGHT Beginner Pottery Class 6-9pm
Instructor: Terri Johnson
June 9  -  August 11
TUESDAY Beginner Pottery Class 11am-2pm 
Instructor: Daniele Vick 
June 10  - August 12 
TUESDAY EVENING Beginner Pottery Class 6-9pm  
Instructor: Daniele Vick 
June 10 - August 12 
SATURDAY Beginner Class 10am-1pm 
Instructor: Terri Johnson 
June 14 - August 16 

Cost for the courses:  The costs for these 10-week programs are $240 for Roberson Members, $290 for Non-members.  Students will receive 25 pounds of clay as part of the cost of class.  The cost of class also includes studio time outside of class and all firings, glazes.  CLICK HERE for more info and to register today. 
Collectors:  We Want You!  

Roberson Museum and Science Center is working on a special exhibition as part of our 60th Anniversary, set to open this fall.  We're focusing on the 50s and 60s time period to showcase the lifestyles and pop culture during Roberson's early years.  We are lucky to have wonderful items in our collections, but also want to involve the community in making this exhibition come to life.  


Here is where you come in.  Roberson is looking for items dating from 1954 - 1964 which are good quality and excellent condition.  Roberson is asking individual collectors to be willing to lend the items for a two-year period (duration of the exhibition).



Music, television shows, and movie memorabilia:

 Posters, tv guides, records, products based around music, tv shows or movies.



Every day and evening wear, men's, women's and children's, along with accessories


Home appliances



Especially toys which reflect the space race, tv shows and movies.  Outdoor toys including skates and scooters.


General Pop-culture items


If you have items you are interested in lending, please contact Roberson's registrar Shannon Lindridge to make arrangements.   Mrs. Lindridge can be reached via email;, phone; 772-0660 ext. 216, or mail; Roberson Museum and Science Center, attn: Shannon Lindridge, 30 Front Street, Binghamton NY, 13905


2014 Summer Camps

When you think of summer fun for the kids, think Roberson!  With themes including Drawing and Animation, Prehistoric Adventures, Crime Scene Investigations and more, there is plenty of variety in Roberson Museum and Science Center's 2014 Summer Camps. 

 Registration is open now for the 10 camps being offered between June and August this summer.  Each week-long camp provides unique learning experiences for the campers and features fun hands-on activities. 


Registration is required to participate in Roberson's Summer Camps.  All camps run from 9am - 3pm daily and all materials are included in camp tuition.  You can save on camp tuition by becoming a Roberson Member.   Individual camp tuition is $172 for members, $215 for non-members.  For more information on Roberson's 2014 Camp Offerings, and to register, CLICK HERE or call 607.772.0660. 


Member Savings: Rewards Spotlight 
Roberson Museum and Science Center Members are automatically part of our Roberson Rewards Membership Program.  It provides great incentives including discounts at over 30 local businesses.  

Each month we spotlight one of the participating local businesses offering discounts to Roberson Members.  
This month we feature


Roberson Members Receive 10% off any purchase over $25.  
Quick Reference Guide: Upcoming Events

June First Friday

Friday, June 6, 5:00-9:00pm

 Enjoy $4 First Friday at Roberson from 5-9pm.  $4 covers general museum admission and a Digital Planetarium show.  

Admission for Roberson Members remains free. We'll have a FREE special presentation called "SCUBA: Underwater Discoveries by Local Divers" starting at 7pm in the Visitor Center.  


Path Through History Weekends

June 7-8 and June 14-15

Roberson is participating in Path Through History Weekends featuring interactive local history activities, mansion tours and more!  Activities are included with General Admission.  CLICK HERE for more info on Path Through History Events.  


RiverFest at Roberson

August 23-24

Roberson will host our annual outdoor arts and crafts festival on a new weekend this year.  RiverFest at Roberson, formerly the Two Rivers Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, will take place Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24.  Don't miss out on tremendous offerings from regional artists and craft vendors.  ADMISSION IS FREE and the event is held outdoors rain or shine.

Call for Artists:  RiverFest at Roberson
RiverFest at Roberson, formerly named the Two Rivers Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 23-24 on the grounds at Roberson, at the scenic confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers in Binghamton.
CLICK HERE for application information. 

We will have a wider variety of wonderful artists and craft vendors.  Saturday will feature an arrival of some classic and antique cars.  As always we'll have great food, entertainment, kids activities and plenty of fun.

Support Roberson: Annual Fund Drive


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 Museum Gift Shop


If you want a memorable shopping experience that provides special finds and an educational appeal, make the Museum Shop at Roberson Museum and Science Center a destination.  


Roberson's Museum Shop has gifts for everyone.

Roberson's Museum shop offers one-of-a-kind items.  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.


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.


Digital Planetarium
CLICK HERE for information on individual Digital Planetarium shows.
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 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' or 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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