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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.

Lycoming County Historical Society to Host a Lecture on the Lakota Indians

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society will host its monthly Society Program on Sunday, September 21 at 2 pm, featuring Tom Badman. Badman will be speaking on the Lakota Indians, who populated the Midwest plains. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Badman has been interested in Native American culture since childhood, with his primary interest in the nomadic Plains tribes. His collection of art, clothing, and utensils are primarily made by Badman himself. He replicates items using the same materials and techniques used by the Lakota in the 1860s. Toward that end, he has tanned hides, hand-sewn beadwork and produced quillwork from porcupine quills. As well, he demonstrates how the Lakota cooked meals in a buffalo stomach and combed their hair with a buffalo tongue or a porcupine tail comb. Needless to say, the lecture will be a fascinating look at the Lakota.

The lecture is underwritten by the Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, Inc.

On the third Sunday of each month (May through October) the museum is open for touring with no admission charged. The museum is located at 858 West Fourth Street, Williamsport. There is ample parking behind the museum and on the street. Follow us on Facebook!