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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.

“Communities” Lecture Series Starts March 9, with Jersey Shore

The Lycoming County Historical Society will kick off its 2017 Lecture Series on Thursday, March 9, at a Coffee Hour held at 10am in the Community Room of its Taber Museum. The focus of the lecture will be an illustrated history of Jersey Shore as presented by Wayne Welshans.

Jersey ShoreA native of Jersey Shore, Welshans is well-qualified to deliver this lecture. He is the author of the book Jersey Shore, produced by Arcadia Publishers as well as three books on the Nippenose Valley. Wayne received his Bachelor’s degree from Lock Haven State Teacher’s College and a Master’s of Science in Zoology from the University of New Hampshire. He taught Honor’s Biology in the Williamsport High School for twenty-nine years, retiring in 1995. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Jersey Shore Historical Society and is a member of the The Lycoming County Historical Society.

The Lecture Series focuses on ‘Communities’ for the 2017 season, combining Coffee Hours (Thursday mornings at 10am, March through June, September through December) with Society Programs (Sunday afternoons at 2pm, May through October). A total of fourteen lectures are presented throughout the year. All are free and open to the public. Light refreshments are served for the Coffee Hours.

Other subjects will include Cogan House, Montoursville, and Williamsport. If someone has an idea for a topic, please contact Gary Parks, Executive Director at 570.326.3326 or