The Lycoming County Historical Society is a not-for-profit educational organization with a museum, library and archives; its purpose is to discover, collect, preserve and interpret the pre-historical, historical and cultural heritage of north central Pennsylvania.
The language appearing above is the Lycoming County Historical Society's mission statement. That mission is primarily educational. Within the Thomas T. Taber Museum, the main objective is to engage visitors in learning experiences, to enhance their curiosity and interest in the displayed collections.
The Society's educational outreach goes well beyond providing context for objects displayed in the Museum. Each year, a lecture series provides opportunities for the community to learn about different aspects of our common heritage. The 2017 lecture series has focused on our communities, including Williamsport’s Millionaires’ Row, Eagles Mere, Lewis Township and others. In 2016, Lycoming County's musical heritage was explored with lectures and demonstrations and performances.
The Journal of the Lycoming County Historical Society is a regularly issued publication that features articles written by local educators and historians. Writings are well researched, often from the archives of the Museum, and presented with photographs or other original documentation. The library and archives provides the foundation for any Lycoming County historical research project.