History museums give you a glimpse into a more decent era, when there were no computers and you had to marry your food before you could eat it. Partake in the past with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $7 for general admission for two ($14 value)
- $14 for general admission for four ($28 value)
- $19 for a yearlong membership for an individual ($35 value)
- $29 for a yearlong membership for a couple ($60 value)
Bundy Museum of History and Art
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Recommended Age Group: Adults
The year was 1889. Harlow E. Bundy, an entrepreneur by trade and nature teamed up with his brother, Willard Bundy, to market the time recorder. Willard worked as a jeweler and inventor, and combining his expertise with his brother's business savvy, the two founded Bundy Manufacturing Company. After working in Binghamton, the brothers' company moved to Endicott and changed names. Today, people know it as IBM.
The brother's legacy still stands in Binghamton, though, in the form of Harlow Bundy's one-time house, now the center of the Bundy Museum of History and Art. The museum preserves not only the story of the brothers, but also the history and artwork of the region that inspired them. The collection includes a wide array of early manufacturing implements, broadcasting tools, and even a life-sized recreation of the Bundy's booth from the 1893 World's Fair. The curators run an open art gallery that showcases different artists every month, as well as an African Gallery focusing on ancestral and ceremonial African artifacts. There's even a vintage barbershop on the campus, a recreation of the one that stood next to IBM's original Endicott headquarters.
“Very informative tour of the house. We really enjoyed the detail our guide described the house and the families who lived there. We are glad it has been preserved.”