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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 Feature Talk on the Lee Massacre


The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society will host Kathy Swope, researcher and writer, at its monthly Coffee Hour on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 10 am in the Community Room of the museum.

Swope will discuss her ongoing research regarding the Lee Massacre which occurred in Union County, in the 1780s. In the attack, John Lee and several dinner guests were scalped and Mrs. Lee and her children were kidnapped and taken north. Mrs. Lee died en route but her children survived and were later returned to Pennsylvania. Apparently, George Washington became part of the investigation into the attack and Swope will reveal his role in the proceedings.  Swope is the recent author of an article on this subject which appeared in Inside Pennsylvania magazine (Nov. 2013).

The Coffee Hour is part of the Museum’s Lecture Series which combines its Thursday morning Coffee Hours with its Sunday afternoon Society Programs. Coffee Hours are held on the second Thursday of each month March-June, September-December. The Society Programs are held on the third Sunday of each month, May-October. The Lecture Series’ programs are free and open to the public and are supported by a grant from the Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts. The Taber Museum is located at 858 West Fourth Street, Williamsport. Ample parking is available behind the building or on the street.

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