July 2014



We hope you are enjoying your summer!  


Here is another great reason to visit Roberson during the week: We have added weekday Digital Planetarium shows during July and August.  Additional shows are at 1 and 2pm Wednesday - Friday.  


Explore this edition of Confluence for a glance at what's happening at Roberson.  With new adult art classes, beginner pottery courses, summer camps and upcoming special events, there is never a shortage of fun and memorable experiences. 


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

What's Happening at Roberson...
New Adult Art Classes
Call for Collectors: Anniversary Exhibition
Register Now for Fall Pottery Courses
Remaining 2014 Summer Camps
Save the Dates: RiverFest at Roberson
Rentals at Roberson: Celebrate your Special Event with us!
Sign Up for Adult Art Classes! 



Roberson Museum and Science Center will be hosting a a variety of art classes exploring mixed media techniques.  The classes will be instructed by Carly Barvinchak of Left Hand Art by Carly.  All classes are designed for beginners, so no prior experience is necessary. Registration is required.  Come explore, create, and have fun!


Friday, July 18:  Mixed Media Silhouette Painting


Friday, August 1:  Mixed Media Wall Art 


Friday, August 15:  Up-Cycled Neckwear


Friday, August 29:  Mixed Media Silhouette Painting 


Guests are able to bring beverages to the class sessions, light snacks will be provided.  Classes are for adults 21 and up.  Each class runs 6:30-8:30.  Class participants are encouraged to arrive, sign in, and collect their supplies between 6 - 6:30.


Class cost:  $30 non-members.  $28 Roberson Members

Registration Fee covers the cost of all supplies necessary for the project.  All projects will be completed within the session and can be taken home that night. Registration is required. CLICK HERE to sign up or call 772-0660 to register.


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


Fall Beginner Pottery Courses

 Roberson Clayworks is accepting registrations now for our  Beginner Pottery Courses this fall.  The 12-week 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
September 15 - December 8 (No Class Nov. 24)
TUESDAY Beginner Pottery Class 11am-2pm 
Instructor: Daniele Vick 
September 16 - December 2 
TUESDAY EVENING Beginner Pottery Class 6-9pm  
Instructor: Daniele Vick 
September 16 - December 2 
SATURDAY Beginner Class 10am-1pm 
Instructor: Terri Johnson 
September 20 - December 13 (No Class Nov. 29) 

Cost for the courses:  The costs for these 12-week programs are $286 for Roberson Members, $346 for Non-members.  Students will receive 25 pounds of clay as part of the cost of class.  The cost of class also includes extra studio time outside of class and all firings, glazes.  CLICK HERE for more info and to register today. 
Sign Up for Remaining Summer Camps

  There is still time to register for our remaining summer camps!  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 15% off individual entree.  Members also receive a birthday discount of up to $20 off their entree.  
Quick Reference Guide: Upcoming Events


Adult Art Classes

July 18: Mixed Media Silhouette Painting

August 1: Mixed Media Wall Art

August 15: Up-Cycled Neckwear

August 29: Mixed Media Silhouette Painting

CLICK HERE for more class info 


RiverFest at Roberson

August 23-24

Roberson will host our annual outdoor arts and crafts festival,  RiverFest at Roberson,  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.


RoberCon SciFi Convention

September 27-28

RoberCon returns for two days this year with a tremendous variety of vendors, fan groups, gaming opportunities, costumes and more! Stay tuned to for ticket sales and event updates. 

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.

Enjoy a variety of wonderful artists and craft vendors all weekend long.  On Saturday we will host an antique and classic car display on Front Street in front of the Mansion.   As always there will be great food, entertainment, kids activities and plenty of fun.  Performers include Brenna Swanger, Kaitlyn Jackson (who appeared on American Idol), Highest Standards, Katie Glasgow, Kevin Ludwig and the Several Sons, and more! 

ARTISTS:  CLICK HERE for application information. 

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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