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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.

New to the Twentieth Century Exhibit!

The young ladies of Girl Scout Troop #60221 recently tried out our new Twentieth Century dress up area: The clothing was purchased from a grant given to the LCHS by the Free and Accepted Masons, Lodge...

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Alvira Premiere Benefits Museum

In 1942, after America entered World War II, its citizens were asked to sacrifice much for the war effort. Gasoline, sugar, butter and silk were rationed and entire communities rallied behind scrap and tire drives. One community, however, sacrificed much more: The entire village of Alvira walked from their homes and farms in the shadow of smoke and flames. Seized by the U.S. War Department by eminent domain, Alvira was bulldozed and burned and became part of an 8,500-acre secret government complex that manufactured explosives. Photographs and deeds, diaries and receipts are all that remain, except for the memories of its residents, kept alive through oral tradition. 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...

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Welcome to Taber Museum

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 with over 300 toy trains, and period rooms depicting life from the 1700s through the 1900s. Exhibits change often, keeping the Historical Society fresh and interesting for every visit. The museum also includes a local history and genealogy research library.  ...

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Raessler’s Archives Donated to the Taber Museum

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society is pleased to receive 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.

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