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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.

‘Trains’ and Celtic Music at the Taber

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society invites the community to attend the opening of the holiday exhibit, “Trains at the Taber”, a collection of model trains and trolleys loaned by members of the community, on Saturday, December 12, 2015. The museum’s hours are 11am until 4pm and admission will be free for the day.

At 1:30-2:30, the museum will play host to a concert of Celtic music as performed on flute, fiddle and guitar. Musicians for the afternoon will be Lucy Henry, Katie Johnston and Carl Kirby. The concert is a part of the ‘Tidbits of History’ series hosted by the Taber Museum and underwritten by the Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts.

Lenders to the train exhibit include: Gary W. Allshouse, Tim & Anne Beck, Judy Blee, Richard Dill, Gregory Forsburg Tom Gouldy, Duanne Harvey, Bruce Huffman, the collection of the late Will Huffman, Christopher Johnson, Larry Keller, Ralph Keller, Leatha Kieser, Mary Lyons, Valarie and Earl Mowrey, Rob Mueller, Gary Parks, Beverley J. Porter, Scott Sagar, Jack Seely, Julie Stellfox, Kim Taylor, Dick Wagner, Glenn Williams and Jim Zerfing. The loaned trains will be on view during normal hours through Saturday, January 16, 2016.

The holiday exhibit compliments the incomparable collection assembled by the late Larue Shempp and on permanent exhibit at the Taber Museum. Some 300 trains and two working layouts delight young and old, enthusiast or casual observer. The museum store will be open and offers a variety of items suitable as stocking stuffers or holiday presents. A membership to the museum also makes a great gift! For more information, please contact the museum at 570.326.3326. The museum is located at 858 West Fourth Street. Ample parking may be found to the rear of the building or on the street.