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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.

Permanent Exhibits

Art Collections

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An Introduction to the Taber Museum’s Fine and Decorative Arts Gallery

The Art Gallery exhibition integrates the Taber Museum’s general collection and the John Sloan Art Collection, donated to the Taber Museum by Helen Farr Sloan in 1976. The exhibit showcases artworks dating from the late 18th century into the 20th century, including portraiture, landscapes, still lifes, prints, and folk art. Artists featured include John Sloan and his contemporaries, 19th century still life painter Severin Roesen, Lycoming County natives John Wesley Little and Frances Tipton Hunter, 19th century fraktur painter Henry Young, and early American limner Jacob Maentel.


Walk Through Time

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…Take a walk through time.

Lycoming County History, 1769 – 20th c.

Take a walk through time at the Taber Museum to learn about Lycoming County and its people. Here are just a few of the exhibits and period rooms that you will enjoy.

Learn the history of the Lumbering Industry, the region’s major economic enterprise in the 19th century. Come on in and take a walk through time.

James Bressler American Indian Gallery

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. . . explore the Native American lifestyle.

The James Bressler American Indian Gallery

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.

Shempp Model Train Collection

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…see the Shempp model train collection

Welcome to the LaRue Shempp Model Train Exhibit.

Row after row of vintage toy trains, one man’s collection, fill the room, the earliest dating from the 1870s. The exhibition includes models by Ives, Lionel, American Flyer and European companies. Of the 300 models, twelve are one of a kind. For your enjoyment, the exhibit includes two working layouts, one in standard gauge and one in HO gauge, as well as a computer train simulator and a Thomas the Tank Engine wooden railway play table. Visitors of all ages find this exhibit fascinating and fun.