What's New at the Taber Museum?
The Lycoming County Historical Society held its Annual Meeting on Saturday. We were honored to present the Student Historian Award, as well as honor the Lycoming County Women’s History Collection as Volunteer of the Year. We also presented heart-felt “Thank You’s” to outgoing board members and enjoyed a presentation by William E. Nichols, Sr
The Repasz Band has been honored by an invitation from the National Park Service to perform at the Appomattox Court House in April 2015, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, A check for $1,000.00 was presented to Al Nacinovich and Nancy Eischeid by President of the Board of Governors John Raymond.
The Taber Museum has recently acquired representative works of two regional artists, Roger Shipley and Steve Getz. The two pieces will be on display in the Museum’s Art Gallery.
The Taber Museum hosted the debut of a special issue of West Branch Life featuring West Branch Life cover“Women of Distinction” on Friday, March 27, 2015. Mary Sieminski, along with co-authors Janet Hurlbert and Dr. Judith Gouldin, were on hand to autograph copies of the magazine.
The Taber has been informed that the museum shall soon receive a handsome sum from the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania for $33,000! This will support a project to upgrade the current lighting system to LED lighting throughout the museum.
The 2015 LCHS Journal is now here and available for sale at the Taber museum’s store! “Lycoming at War” is full of interesting articles about Lycoming County during some of America’s most significant wars.
On Saturday, September 6, 2014,the Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society hostedstonechurch a field trip to the Stone Church in Allenwood and the Eagle Grange #1 in Montgomery. Participants had the rare opportunity to view these two sites, which are not frequently open to the public.
While we are sorry that it's over, Bottles & Brews II was a wonderful success for the museum! We'd like to thank everyone who attended and participated in this event! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
Did you stop by and visit us while at the Lycoming County Fair? Well, at least one hundred eighty six people did! They all took a guess at what the mystery artifact was… and several got it right!
The Lycoming County Historical Society honored several members during its recent Annual Membership Meeting held in the Community Room at the Taber Museum.
The Taber Museum held a MAD HATTER’S TEA PARTY Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 2 pm. The event celebrated a display of costumes from the permanent collections of the Historical Society.
LCHS members Steve and Martha Huddy (as the Vallamont Studio) have produced the documentary film, Surrender! The Sudden Death of Alvira, Pennsylvania as a sequel to the local history book, Alvira and the Ordnance: An American Dream…Denied.
‘Bottles and Brews’ was a stellar event at the Taber. Held on Friday, August 9, the museum witnessed over two hundred fifty people who sampled the efforts of local home brewers and vintners.
We recently had a table at the 2013 Lycoming County Fair. To increase traffic around our table, we invited visitors to guess what the depicted artifact might be. Tyler Hinston correctly identified this object as an apparatus to stretch shoes to accommodate a painful bunion on your foot. It was created by the Enterprise Company, and patented in 1897!
Dr. Ryan T. Adams lectured on the topic “Food in Lycoming County: Prehistoric, Historic and Economic Context of Food Production,” at the Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society.
The Taber Museum’s first Coffee Hour for the 2013 season was Heather Hibbs, who addressed the tasks vital to the well-being of a nineteenth century family- that of cooking, baking, and canning.
On Sunday afternoon, October 21, 2012, a program of Stephen Foster (1826-1864) songs was presented by the Buffalo Valley Singers Quartet.
The October 11, 2012 Coffee Hour of the Taber Museum featured Wayne Sager speaking on “The Old 11th”.
The Taber Museum was recently awarded a grant from the Williamsport Lycoming Community Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania to support the installation of a fire suppression system throughout the museum.
Huzzah! Experience the sights, sounds and heritage of the West Branch Valley at the Lycoming County Historical Society’s YesterFest! 2012. This fund-raising festival took place on the grounds of the Taber Museum, on Saturday, September 29.