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The History of Broome County

SUNY Broome
907 Front St, Binghamton, NY 13905, USA
10 Slots Available
In Person Course
July 13, 2022 - August 11, 2022
10:00 PM to 12:00 AM GMT (GMT +00:00)
3 Hours per Week
5 Estimated Weeks


Broome County has been the site of a series of developments from the time of first human habitation over ten thousand years ago to waves of immigrants from nearly every part of the globe. It has been witness to Native American inhabitation, the arrival of canals and railroads, the development of major industries combined with the arrival of waves of immigrants, the reliance on Cold War industry at the time of great population shifts, and the downsizing of a familiar way of life.

But is Broome County unique, or is its history part of the larger scheme of American development? Nearby history, or local history as it will be called in this course, relies on looking at local developments as part of the “Big Picture”. By looking at ourselves, we learn to understand others.

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To attend in-person, on-campus programming, all individuals over the age of 16 must be fully vaccinated (and boosted, if eligible) against COVID at the start of their first course and provide proof. 

For more information on our COVID protocols or registration, please visit our registration information page

If you have any questions, please call Continuing Education at 607-778-5012.

Eligibility Restriction (Pre-Requisite)

The recommended text, Partners All:  A History of Broome County, New York by Gerald R. Smith, former Broome County Historian, is available at the bookstore.

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SUNY Broome Community College is a dynamic presence at the heart in the Southern Tier Upstate New York region.   It is a preeminent college recognized both nationally and globally as a part of the State University of New York (SUNY).  IBM was founded nearby, and the flight simulator was invented in Binghamton, NY.   Other notable businesses founded in the area include Dick's Sporting Goods, Eureka! Camping, and Johnson Outdoors.

Today, while there is a continued concentration of high-tech firms, Binghamton is emerging as a healthcare- and education-focused city with a strong advanced manufacturing sector.  Companies in the area like Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, and Cummins.

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