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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.

Coffee Hour, Nov. 8 — Author Daniel Weinfeld

October 30, 2012; Williamsport – Daniel Weinfeld, author of The Jackson County War: Reconstruction and Resistance in Post-Civil War Florida will talk at the Lycoming County Historical Society’s history coffee hour on Thursday, November 8, 2012.  The program begins at 10:00 a.m. in the community room of the Thomas T. Taber Museum, 858 West Fourth Street in Williamsport.

The Jackson County War focuses on the role of the Freedmen’s Bureau, the emergence of white regulators, and the development of African American political consciousness and leadership.  The book highlights two men from this area, Charles Memorial Hamilton and William James Purman, who served on the Freedmen’s Bureau.

Mr. Weinfeld, a practicing attorney in New York City, has done significant research and has written many articles on the Reconstruction Era.  His articles have appeared in the Florida Historical Quarterly and Southen Jewish History.

This program is free and open to the public.  For additional information, contact the Taber Museum at 570.326.3326 or visit our website at