Bundy Museum Visit

The Bundy Museum is a local museum that is filled with all sorts of historical artifacts from various collections.  Most importantly it contains the beginning of IBM.   In this museum you see the very beginnings of the industrial era come to  life and the connection to our modern day world.  I was thoroughly impressed that this connection existed in such a nobody area like Binghamton.  I have found that this nobody city has such a huge history in so many avenues, it is truly astounding!  I really feel, that to know your future and your current world, you must examine the past.  Here is where so much history begins.  I don’t mean just at the Bundy Museum, but all over this county.  It holds many hidden historical foundations.  I dare you to explore this area on  your own and find some new pieces of history for yourself.

For obvious economic reasons, the museum is locked up and lights out until you are escorted into the building by a tour guide.   The office to find such a tour guide is in the building next to the museum.  An eclectic sort of folk work here.  I really liked them.  We were brought through the history of the house and all it contents by a really nice guy whom is moving on to greater things soon, so we are fortunate to have been able to have engaged him as our guide for this afternoon.  It was  a privilege.  So, our history covered living as the Bundy family would have lived during the Victorian age as well as seeing exhibits from outside collections, such as a rather large Oriental collection that took up quite a portion of the second floor quarters.  The third floor consisted of an artist gallery of a local photographer and the acoustics room that was richly painted and built perfectly to reflect true sound from the midpoint of the room back upon yourself for self examination of your musical talent.  It was beautiful.  The basement held treasures from Africa.  And some fine works by the Picasso collection that was heavily influenced at that time by African art entering Europe. The main level held Mr. Bundy’s time pieces and a collection of other period time pieces and time period pieces to show living conditions during the Victorian era.  The wood work throughout the house was really outstanding and it’s most fascinating feature.  I wish I had taken pictures of the lovely cauffered wood paneled ceilings.  All just lovely!! and ORIGINAL!!  As was all the wood working through out the house.  Stunning!  Myself and the boys really enjoyed our tour there and B. may provide some volunteer work, if allowed.   B. will begin taking a creative writing course that will be occurring at the Bundy Museum beginning this week.  I am sure the many pieces will give the children so much inspiration for their stories.


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