Taber Museum Exhibit salutes the South Williamsport Mountaineers
The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society is currently featuring class photographs from South Williamsport High School in its Community Room for the months of March and April. The collection of photographs are a recent gift to the museum’s permanent collection. Class photographs, which feature individual portraits, are shown depicting classes from 1928 to 1962. Unfortunately, not every year is represented. Some groupings of graduates date from the turn of the century, but in most cases are not identified. Memorabilia from the school will also be on display.
Alumni of the School are especially welcome to tour the exhibit. They will receive a 10% admission discount if they can provide proof that they attended a school in South Williamsport- a report card, yearbook picture, diploma, etc…
The museum is seeking copies of ‘The Mountaineer’ from the earliest date published through the present for its permanent collection. At present, the permanent collection includes one copy of the 1947 yearbook and two copies of the 1973 yearbook.
WNEP TV recently was at the Museum to see the display. See the news piece: www.pahomepage.com/news/local-historical-society-looking-for-class-pictures/690000257
The museum is planning on highlighting other schools throughout the County in future exhibits. The museum is a repository for materials which relate to the region’s rich history. The donation of yearbooks, diplomas, report cards, class photographs, event programs, and/or sports-related artifacts are especially welcome for inclusion in the educational archives. Someone wishing to donate may first send a photograph of items through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for review by the Collections Committee. Museum artifacts, when not on display, are kept in storage in acid-free folders and boxes. The whole building is temperature and humidity controlled.