What's New at the Taber Museum?
History Day Camp 2017, through a variety of hands-on experiences, focused on Native American Life and Frontier Culture.
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
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.
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.
The Lycoming County Historical Society has recently acquired a tall case (grandfather) clock from the BB&T Bank in Williamsport.
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.
The Lycoming County Historical Society recognized its volunteer of the year at the 2017 Annual Meeting. Alicia Skeath was the choice.
The Lycoming County Historical Society has introduced an updated Website, to better serve its members, visitors and residents of the community.
In the Spring of 2017, Taber Museum featured class photographs from South Williamsport High School in its Community Room. The exhibit was well received.
It was a night of gaming, eating, drinking and fun - all to support the Lycoming County Historical Society and Preservation Williamsport.
As the New Year 2017 advances, you will notice some changes within the museum.
Among the improvements we have made to the museum is the addition of a cell in the Twentieth Century Room.
The Lycoming County Historical Society participated in Raise the Region 2017 between March 8 and March 9. A total of $2,072.33 was raised to support the mission of the Historical Society.
The Taber Museum hosted Barry Stocker, on November 10, 2016 as part of its Lecture Series to talk about Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Bands in the Civil War.
On Monday, October 24, the Manor Hall Dollhouse had visitors. Dr. Nicholas and Mrs. Annette Finnis had traveled from Christ Church, New Zealand to view the dollhouse built by his grandfather Mowbray Ernest Finnis in the 1930s and given to the museum by Dr. Michael and Mrs.Rickie Gross in 2011.
The Williamsport Gesang Verein Harmonia Chorus, under the direction of Michael J. Connor, was featured at the Taber Museum’s October Society Program on Sunday, October 16, 2016.
Human Form & Beyond was the title of the 2016 exhibition from the talented students of the Dr. June E. Baskin Visual Arts Fund 2016 Art Camp. The exhibition was displayed in September 2016.
Janet Hurlbert was the featured speaker at the September, Taber Museum, Thursday morning Coffee Hour, speaking about Mary Landon Russell’s impact on the musical heritage of Lycoming County.
At its Society Program on Sunday, September 18, 2016, James and Joanne Ertel discussed Thomas Edison’s invention of the phonograph.
At its August 21, 2016 Society Program, the Taber Museum presented the River Valley Singers performing the music of Robert Lowry.