News & Events

What's New at the Taber Museum?

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In a series of events on June 20, 2019, the Lycoming County Historical Society commemorated the 200th anniversary of the death of Michael Ross, founder of Williamsport.
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The Taber Museum hosted Rich Nornhold, who talked about the development of the Pennsylvania Long Rifle as produced in the Susquehanna Valley.
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LCHS Executive Director Gary Parks presented a lecture on needlework samplers on June 13, 2019.
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Taber Museum finds support through giant yard sale.
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Deb Parsons presented a lecture on the history of glass and a demonstration with hot glass.
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Quizzo was back at the Taber Museum in May 2019.
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Susan Baker recounted the history of the artist-cartoonist Rose O’Neill, who developed the well-loved character of the Kewpie.
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The LCHS is pleased to welcome James Campbell to its Board of Governors.
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The LCHS Annual meeting took place on the evening of May 5. The members selected officers, elected Board members, heard reports and recognized accomplishments.
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Dewey Oakes was recognized as volunteer of the year for 2019.
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The Richard L. and Miriam L. (Swan) Mix Student Historian Award winner of 2019 is Paeton Peluso.
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The Taber Museum is offering a unique display for the connoisseur of smell- the Voodoo Lily.
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The Taber Museum held a Coffee Hour on Thursday, April 11, 2019 with a broom-making demonstration by sisters Barbara Barrett and Deb Lutz.
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The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society held a reception featuring the authors of a special issue of West Branch Life, “Women of Distinction ”, Volume 2, on Sunday, April 7, 2019. Mary Sieminski, along with co-author Janet Hurlbert spoke about the publication and then autographed copies.
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The Taber Museum launched its 2019 Lecture Series on Thursday, March 14, with a Coffee Hour,featuring guest speaker Don Rash who shared with the visitors the art of bookbinding.
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Thomas Jefferson (portrayed by Thomas Pitz) was back to the Taber talking about his life experiences
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Flappers and gangsters returned to Farrington Place on the evening of Saturday, February 16, 2019, for a night of gaming, drinking and eating while raising money for the Lycoming County Historical Society.
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For a summer exhibit at the Taber Museum, the Director is seeking the loan of needlework samplers made before 1850 and made by someone from Lycoming County or surrounding counties.
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Atom Gallup has joined us this winter as an exploration of possible career paths through what he terms ‘an excellent resource’,
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The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society hosted a free workshop for children focusing on Native American culture on Saturday, December 29, 2018.