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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 Lecture on Allegheny Flight 371

From the collection of the Lycoming County Historical Society.

From the collection of the Lycoming County Historical Society.

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society will host its monthly Society Program on Sunday, June 21st, featuring Shane C. Collins and Mark Avery talking about the tragedy of Allegheny Flight 371 which crashed in Lycoming County. The lecture, at 2:00pm, is free and open to the public.

Collins, a Williamsport resident, and his cousin Avery will discuss the horrific crash of Flight 371 which claimed 25 lives in December 1959. Collins began his research on this first major Allegheny Airline crash at his local library in 1994. After much research he decided to look for the crash site on Bald Eagle Mountain. His efforts went unrewarded until May 2014, when he and his cousin discovered the crash site. For more information on the crash, please visit their website at http://www.alleghenyflight371.com/ .  The Society Program is part of the 2015 Lecture Series, ‘Tidbits of History’, which is sponsored by a grant from the Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts.

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. For further information, please call 570.326.3326.