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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.

Dr. Christopher Pearl to Lecture at the Taber Museum

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society will host its monthly Society Program on Sunday August 16th, at 2pm, featuring Dr. Christopher Pearl of Lycoming College. Dr. Pearl will be presenting a lecture “Loyalty and Disloyalty during the American Revolution in Pennsylvania: The Story of Samuel Rowland Fisher.”

Samuel Rowland Fisher was a prominent Philadelphia merchant involved in transatlantic trade. He owned a large shipping line that ran between London and Philadelphia, but was exiled and imprisoned during the Revolutionary War because of his Quaker beliefs.

Dr. Pearl’s research and teaching interests focus on the political, religious, social and legal history of America through the first three quarters of the nineteenth century. His research topics include local governance, British imperial politics, and state formation during the American Revolution. Dr. Pearl received his Bachelor’s degree from St. John Fisher College and his Master’s from the State University of New York at Brockport. His Ph.D. was awarded from Binghamton University.

The lecture is part of a series “Tidbits of History.” The lecture series combines Society Programs with the Historical Society’s Thursday morning Coffee Hours, held on the second Thursday of months September through December. This Lecture series is sponsored by the Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, Inc.
The Taber Museum is located at 858 West Fourth Street, Williamsport.

It is open for touring Tuesdays through Friday’s 9:30am until 4:00pm, Saturdays, 11am until 4pm, and Sundays 1pm until 4pm. Group tours are welcome, but should be booked in advance. Normally an admission is charged to tour the museum, however, on the third Sunday of each month (May through October), admission is free. There is ample parking behind the museum and on the street. For further information, please call 570.326.3326.