In 1904 Alonzo and Margaret Roberson decided to move from their Main Street home to the prestigious Front Street/Riverside Drive area of Binghamton. They hired C. Edward Vosbury, a prominent Binghamton architect, to design the house. Vosbury designed an Italian Renaissance Revival style house with all of the modern conveniences.
Alonzo died May 16, 1934. His will provided for the establishment of “an education center” in the Front St home after its use by his widow. Margaret died in 1953 and as willed, The Roberson Memorial Center opened to the public in 1954.
For sixty years the Roberson has been providing fun and unique learning experiences through lively exhibitions and educational programming. They provide a tremendous variety of opportunities for visitors to explore our community’s cultural heritage as they present top notch exhibitions with a focus on art, history and science education.