News & Events

What's New at the Taber Museum?

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The Shutterbugs 'Anything Goes' Photography Show opened at the Taber Museum on February 2.
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The Taber Museum featured the miniature room settings created by Becky Bird in the exhibit, Honey, I Shrunk the Rooms at the Taber. Which was the favorite?
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The theme of this year’s Lecture Series will focus on the era of World War I, as the 100th anniversary of the end of the war approaches.
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The Lycoming County Historical Society featured the musical group, the New Horizons at its December Coffee Hour
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The Historical Society’s Lecture Series focused on ‘Communities’ for the 2017 season, combining Coffee Hours (Thursday mornings, March through June, September through December) with Society Programs (Sunday afternoons, May through October). A total of fourteen lectures were presented throughout the year.
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The Thomas T. Taber Museum will be featuring exquisitely-rendered miniature room settings as its holiday offering this year. Young and old, female and male, child or childlike, will enjoy approximately ninety room settings created by Williamsport native Becky Bird.
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The weekend before Thanksgiving was anything but slow at the Taber Museum. Not only was the Museum one of the stops on the Preservation Williamsport Victorian Christmas tour, but the Community Room was alive the sounds of toy trains from the Will Huffman Toy Train Expo.
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The fifth annual Richard L. and Miriam L. Swan Mix Student Historian Award competition invites seniors attending schools in Lycoming County to submit an essay which describes and interprets an object, artifact, or an exhibit displayed at the Historical Society's Taber Museum. The winner will be awarded a cash prize of $500.
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The newly acquired Tall Case Clock was purchased by the Williamsport National Bank for the Board Room of the Bank in 1918. It was through the generosity of the BB&T Bank that the clock now resides permanently at the Lycoming County Historical Society.
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The Taber Museum has accepted a gift from James Messner of Williamsport, of a 1926 Studebaker . The vehicle is on display at Williamsport's Peter Herdic Transportation Museum.
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Through the generosity of Mrs. Joyce Lundy Rhodes and her brother Dr. Donald R. Lundy, Jr., the Lycoming County Historical Society has received a number of items from the former veterinary office of the senior Dr. Lundy.
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The lobby of Williamsport City Hall now contains a display of "Harvest" themed articles from the collection of the Taber Museum.
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Thanks to all the Taber Museum's guests, who helped make Bottles & Brews V the most successful ever. It was a great event!
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History Day Camp 2017, through a variety of hands-on experiences, focused on Native American Life and Frontier Culture.
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With the Lycoming County Fair now part of history, the mystery artifact presented by the Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society can be revealed. It was a frog gig, using for spearing and catching frogs
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The museum recently received a bust of George Washington, courtesy of Susan G.S. Anderson, D.M.D., and her husband Dan Llewellyn. The bust is a bronze casting of a wood carving created by Master Cabinetmaker Eugene (Gene) Landon in 2006.
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The Taber Museum has produced a limited edition, enameled pin highlighting the heritage of Little League Baseball and the heritage of ‘the wheel’, commonly referred to as a bicycle.
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The Lycoming County Historical Society has recently acquired a tall case (grandfather) clock from the BB&T Bank in Williamsport.
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The Richard L. and Miriam L (Swan) Mix Student Historian Award was established in 2016, to recognize the high school senior who submitted the best essay concerning an object in the Taber Museum. The 2017 award winner was Beatrice Ferguson of Jersey Shore High School.
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The Lycoming County Historical Society recognized its volunteer of the year at the 2017 Annual Meeting. Alicia Skeath was the choice.