Roberson Happenings – Home for the Holidays Returns, Masquerade Tickets on Sale Soon!

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Roberson Happenings – Home for the Holidays Returns, Masquerade Tickets on Sale Soon!

Roberson Welcomes New Executive Director

After a national search, Roberson Museum and Science Center is proud to announce the appointment of Michael Grasso as our new Executive Director. He assumed responsibilities this week.

Michael succeeds Terry McDonald, our Executive Director since 2005, who earlier announced her resignation to become the Executive Director of a museum in the New Orleans area.

We are thrilled to welcome Michael, who has years of experience in marketing, organizational development, audience services and volunteerism. He most recently served as the Director of Development and Marketing at WSKG Public Media in Vestal, NY.

In the coming months, Michael plans to update Roberson’s technology and infrastructure, strengthen our program offerings and community connections, and provide an even more rewarding visitor experience to our members and guests.

We wish Terry McDonald the best in her new endeavors and look forward to seeing what Michael has in store for Roberson!


Home for the Holidays Is Almost Here!

Let the Holiday festivities begin! 

Home for the Holidays returns on Wednesday, November 15. It is less than a week away!

We’re excited to share the beautiful decorations, activities, and entertainment that have made it a community tradition for over 60 years.

From the elaborately adorned Mansion to the International Forest, this annual event is absolutely magical.

Check our Facebook page for additional details on events, entertainment and more happening throughout Home for the Holidays!

**Roberson Member Perk – Access to our members-only opening reception on November 14 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM**

Home for the Holidays


Masquerade in the Mansion Tickets On Sale Soon

The area’s premier New Year’s Eve event is back to ring in 2018.

There will be live music, dancing in the ballroom, fun and unusual entertainment, hors d’oeuvres catered by Terra Cotta, Home for the Holidays displays, a champagne toast and a cash bar.

Masquerade in the Mansion tickets will go on sale for Roberson members on November 16th and to the general public on November 17th.

Become a Roberson member now to ensure you don’t miss out on this amazing event!

**Roberson Member Perk – Early access to ticket purchases in addition to $55 tickets vs $60 for non-members** – Get your tickets before they sell out!

Event Information


Admission To Corning Museum of Glass Now Free For Roberson Members!

Starting this month, all members of Roberson will receive free admission to the Corning Museum of Glass. We are thrilled to be able to offer this perk to our members.

Please ensure that you have your Roberson membership card with you when visiting the Corning Museum of Glass.

Your membership also entitles you to free or reduced admission at dozens of museums and science centers across the state and country.


Roberson Receiving Great Feedback On Women’s Suffrage Book Club

In honor of the centennial of Women’s Suffrage in New York State, a new public program was introduced last month to celebrate this important period of history.

This “reading and discussion” program allows participants to come together on a monthly basis and share their various perspectives and have meaningful discussions.

The Book Club is held in the Visitors Center Theater and Melyssa Wrisley, an adjunct instructor in the History, Philosophy and Social Sciences Department from SUNY Broome Community College, is our facilitator.

To register please stop into the Museum or call us at (607) 772-0660

Dates, times and the book that will be discussed in each session are listed below:

• 11/19 at 12 pm – A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot
• 12/15 at 6 pm – African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920
• 1/13 at 12 pm – Sex Wars: A Novel of Gilded Age New York.

There is a minimal fee of $5 per session. Book rentals are available through Roberson in partnership with Humanities New York.

Participants who want to borrow any of the books through Roberson will need to put down a $15.00 cash deposit/book, which will be refunded when the book is returned.

This program is made possible by the generous support from Humanities New York!

**Roberson Member Perk – Free Book Club participation!** 


Start Your Holiday Shopping at Roberson

Roberson’s gift shop offers a unique variety of art, jewelry, toys, apparel, ornaments and other Binghamton-centric items.

During the Holiday season Roberson will be holding the following sales:

Member Appreciation Sale: Friday, November 10 from 5:00 – 8:30 PM. 35% off entire Museum Shop purchase*

Black Friday Sale: Friday November 24, from 11:00 AM – 8:30 PM. 30% off on Museum Shop purchases*

Roberson Membership Sale: Get 50% when buying a Roberson Membership as a gift*

*some exclusions apply, see Museum Shop for details

Gift Shop

General Operating Support is provided to Roberson Museum and Science Center by a grant from the Broome County Arts Council’s United Cultural Fund.

Roberson Museum and Science Center | (607) 772-0660 | info@roberson.org

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