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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.

Taber Coffee Hour to Explore Thanksgiving

ThanksgivingThe Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society has announced the topic of its November 14th Coffee Hour. The museum will be showing “One Small Candle”, a short documentary regarding the first Thanksgiving in America which brought together the Native Americans and the Pilgrims. The documentary was produced by Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts. The documentary will be shown at 10am in the Community Room of the Taber Museum. The showing is free and open to the public.

Following the documentary presentation, Mayflower descendant and historian Richard Mix will be answering any questions the audience might have regarding the Mayflower passengers. Following this, the audience is encouraged to share their stories regarding Thanksgiving traditions within their families. Stories of a memorable year or a year when everything went wrong are equally welcome! As always, refreshments will be available.

The lecture is part of a series of lectures held throughout 2013 focusing on eating and drinking. The last Coffee Hour of the year will be held Thursday, December 12th and will feature Robert Webster speaking on “The General Store”. The lecture series is supported in part by a generous grant from the Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, Inc.

The museum is located at 858 West Fourth Street. Ample parking may be found to the rear of the building and on the street. For further information regarding the programming at the Taber Museum, please call at 570.326.3326 or visit the website at
The lecture kicks off a combined series of activities, which will focus on ‘Eating and Drinking’.  From March through June, it will include the Coffee Hours, which are held at 10am. September through December on the second Thursday of each month and the Society Programs which are held May through October on the third Sunday of each month at 2 pm. Proposed activities include a picnic on the back lawn with a strolling barbershop quartet providing the entertainment, a talk on Prince Farrington and his bootlegging practices, a talk concerning the luscious still life paintings of Severin Roesen, and a wine-tasting. Interested parties should check the museum’s website for current offerings.

For further information, please call the museum at 570.326.3326 or visit the website