The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society chronicles the history of our region from American Indian occupation through 20th century industry and life. Exhibits include an American Indian gallery, a Fine and Decorative Arts gallery, 19th century period rooms, and the Shempp Model Train exhibit, featuring over 300 toy trains.
The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society will be hosting a field trip to the Sones Farm & Home Museum on Saturday, June 1. The tour, given by proprietors Oliver and Mary Sones, will commence at 10 a.m. and last approximately one and one half hours.
Donations Sought - Yard and Bake Sale: Saturday, May 11th from 8 am until 1 pm at the Thomas T. Taber Museum (Lycoming County Historical Society). 858 West 4th Street, Williamsport, PA 17701. Household goods, knick-knacks, sporting goods, books, holiday decorations, small furniture.
The Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society will hold its annual Day Camp Monday, 22 July through Friday, 26 July, from 9 a.m. until noon. This year the Day Camp will focus on the Civil War and the nineteenth century. Cost is $60 per child (for children of LCHS members) and $70 per child (for non-members).
The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society is pleased to announce the acquisition of archival materials relating to the Williamsport period of the career of Dr. Kenneth R. Raessler. Dr. Raessler was influential in the development of the K-12 music education program within the Williamsport Area School District. A reception marking the occasion will be held on Sunday, May 19, from 3-6 pm. Dr. Raessler will be the honored guest.
Opening, February 1, the Thomas T. Taber Museum is featuring a
still bank exhibit now through mid-March. This small exhibit features 19 th & 20th Century still banks. This
display has a variety ranging from buildings, animals, and sports-related banks. In addition, this display
includes local treasures from the Williamsport Foundry and designer George C. Knerr.
The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society was recently awarded a grant from the Williamsport Lycoming Community Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. In the amount of $200,00o, the grant will support the installation of a fire suppression system throughout the museum.
Williamsport — The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society has recently been notified that it is the recipient of two grants which will aid in marketing and the production of programming. The Lycoming County Visitors Bureau has awarded the museum $4,378 for the production of a brochure specific to the entry points and rest stops throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Woodcock Foundation has awarded the museum $1,000 for support of the museum’s Civil War activities during the year 2012.
The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society, Williamsport, PA., has recently acquired a significant artifact for its permanent collection through the generosity of donors Dr. Michael and Mrs. Mary (Rickie) Gross of Hughesville. It is a large dollhouse complete with electricity and running water.
The Art Gallery exhibition integrates three art collections, showcasing artworks dating from the late 18th century into the 20th century, including portraiture, landscapes, still lifes, prints, and folk art.
Uncover the history of the county's first inhabitants, the American Indians, in our state-of-the-art American Indian Gallery. Illustrations, graphics, dioramas, and locally discovered artifacts, bring the story to life.
Pardon Our Appearance…: Installation of a Fire Suppression System
The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society was recently awarded
a grant from the Williamsport Lycoming Community Fund at the First Community Foundation
Partnership of Pennsylvania. In the amount of $200,000, the grant will support the installation of
a fire suppression system throughout the museum. This improvement was suggested during the
last re-accreditation process by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). The Taber Museum
is one of only 740 museums throughout the country accredited by AAM, holding it to a higher
standard of operation.
The fire suppression system will be installed by Penn Fire Protection, Inc.
of Selinsgrove, Don Rowe, CEO. Work will commence around February 11 and be completed by
approximately April 15. Please note that a certain portion of the museum may be closed during
this installation which will be conducted in stages until the entire museum is protected. We regret
any inconvenience caused.
Tuesday - Friday:
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Sundays open May 1 to October 31
The HuggaBears of the Red Hat Society enjoyed the teddy bear display, plus the rest of the place. There are so many things to look at. We enjoyed the big display of trains. Thank you so much for the hard work in showing us articles of the past.