Fall Into Autumn Activities at the Taber Museum
The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society has a fall harvest of activities for you to enjoy during the next several months. As we prepare for our holiday exhibit, we are so grateful that we have the energies and artwork of several groups from Lycoming County, who will be displaying their varied artwork in the Community Room of the museum.
Human Form & Beyond is the title of this year’s exhibition from the talented students of the Dr. June E. Baskin Visual Arts Fund 2016 Art Camp. Representing students from middle and high schools throughout Lycoming County, the students studied the human form through the study of the human skeleton and musculature as well as creating fanciful costumes and three dimensional figures with sequins, feathers, rope, playing cards, and such. The exhibition opened September 1 and will continue through September 30.
In October, the Susquehanna Valley Shutterbugs will be displaying their photographic images. ‘Transportation’ is the theme of this year’s show. Or as President Bob Haefner explains, “In layman’s language, that’s planes, trains and automobiles… or an interpretation of transportation.” The photos can be black or white and there are no restrictions on framing. Three judges will choose their top picks; however, visitors are encouraged to vote for the People’s Choice award. As always, an open house on First Friday, October 7, 6pm until 9pm will be held to open the show.
The Bald Eagle Art League will follow with their Best of B.E.A.L. exhibition beginning Thursday, November 3. It will continue through Saturday, November 26.
Such amazing artwork- who would know there were so many talented people within a stone’s throw of the museum!
But, we are not done…
On the weekend of Victorian Christmas, November 19-20, we have been asked to serve as a satellite site for the Will Huffman Toy Train Expo. It is centered at Park Place, but we take pride in the fact that the Expo originated at the Historical Society twenty-six years ago. Thanks to the good efforts of Will’s sons Bruce and Eric and the train enthusiasts, there will be a number of model train layouts in the Community Room of the museum. Additional fun can be found at the Peter Herdic Transportation Museum where visitors can tour the Pullman Railway car. Hours are Saturday, 10am until 4pm and Sunday, 11am until 4pm.
And finally, as we enter the holiday season, the Taber Museum will be offering a holiday treat: Santa Claus is Coming to Town…, an exhibit of Santa Clauses, in all his various forms. This is a plea to members of the community to loan us their treasured Santas for an exhibit in the Community Room from Tuesday, December 6 through Saturday, January 7, 2017!