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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 Civil War


The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society will host its monthly Society Program on Sunday July 19th, at 2pm,featuring Benjamin Duke, grandson of George Duke. Ben will be discussing his grandfather who fought at Gettysburg. He will also relate the dramatic tale of his grandfather switching from the Confederacy to the Union during the War. Initially, George Duke fought with the Louisiana Tigers at the Battle of Gettysburg against Colonel Ricketts at East Cemetery Ridge. He would soon join the Union Forces after being taken as a prisoner from the South.

The lecture is part of a series “Tidbits of History” which continues in August with Lycoming College professor Dr. Christopher Pearl’s “Loyalty and Disloyalty during the American Revolution in Pennsylvania: The Story of Samuel Rowland Fisher.” His lecture will be held on Sunday, August 16. 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. The 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 Fridays, 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.