A peek at Broome County's history

By Alicia Nieves

June 15, 2014 Updated Jun 15, 2014 at 5:55 PM EST

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Historic buildings and monuments that most pass everyday in Broome County opened their doors to share their rich history.

New York State launched a program to create a 'Path Through History,' in order to help people all across the state get more familiar with historic sites in their local communities.

Broome County participated in the Path Through History on Sunday afternoon, opening the doors to 17 historic sites. Most of the sites were local museums, theaters and carousels.

Organizers said each places tells a tale of its rich history.

The carousel at Recreation Park, one of six carousels throughout the county, was donated in 1925 by George F. Johnson and his family.

"He donated the carousels to the City of Binghamton and made them so that children could ride them for free for all time," said Leslie-Morgan Frederick with Roberson Museum.

Frederick said this celebration of history throughout New York is a way to get people interested in local heritage and regional monuments.

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