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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.

Snowflake Project at the Taber Museum

As Ol’ Man Winter blankets the landscape with a crystalline purity of snow, the Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society invites you to use your creativity and imagination and design a Snowflake!

During the holiday season, the Historical Society will be displaying a selection of christening gowns and baby dresses, wedding gowns and quilts from the 19th and early twentieth centuries. The elaborate confections of lace, eyelets, embroidery, and exquisite needlework will be on display from December 5, 2014 until January 16, 2015. All are from the permanent collections of the Historical Society and have not been on display for some time.

In association with the exhibit, the museum would like to display the community’s snowflakes with the displayed textiles. The snowflake could be made out of textile (crocheted, fabric, lace), paper, wood, ceramic, painted, beadwork, natural materials (grapevine, etc…) metal, or a photograph. We encourage creativity and so the categories just mentioned are only suggestions! And we will have our visitors to the exhibit vote for their favorite made by a child (ages 0-12) and an adult (ages 13-up) and a small prize will be awarded to each winner. We will ask the two winners to consider donating their snowflakes to our permanent collection.

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society is located at 858 West Fourth Street, Williamsport. It is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It is open for touring Tuesdays through Fridays, 9:30am until 4:00pm, and Saturdays 11:00am until 4:00pm.

For more information, please call 570.326.3326 or email lchsmuseum@verizon.net.