Fraktur Williamsport- The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society will host a Society Program on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 2:00 pm in its Community Room.Rich Nornhold will present the lecture on the artistry of fraktur which flourished in the Susquehanna Valley, revealing the strong influence of Pennsylvania German culture. Nornhold will talk about several artists including Henry Young, who produced birth and baptismal certificates, marriage certificates and house blessings. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The Society Program continues a series of lectures which focus on the craftspeople, decorative arts, collections and collecting. As the Society Program coincides with the third Sunday of the month, admission to the museum is free. The Lecture Series combines the Sunday afternoon programs with Thursday morning Coffee Hours. Future talks will feature a lecture on Roan’s Auction and the highlights of its decades-long auctioneering and a fascinating lecture on forensic gemology by Gary Smith. The lecture series is generously sponsored by the Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts.

Located at 858 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, the Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society provides a history of the region with information about Native American culture, frontier exploration, the development of the Pennsylvania canal, immigration during the 19th century, and the logging and lumbering era of the nineteenth century. As well, the Taber Museum houses the world-class Larue Shempp Model Train Collection. The museum is open for touring Tuesdays through Fridays, 9:30am until 4:00pm; Saturdays, 11:00am until 4:00pm and Sundays, 1:00pm until 4:00pm. There is ample parking behind the museum and along the street. For further information, please contact the museum at 570.326.3326.