Guests to the Taber Museum will have a very rare opportunity to meet with the President of the United States as Thomas Jefferson appears at the museum on the evening of Monday, February 18 at 7:00pm. This date coincides with President’s Day. The event will be held in the Community Room of the Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society. The program is free and open to the public.
Portrayed by Tom Pitz, ‘Thomas Jefferson’ will receive visitors from Lycoming County as if he is at the Swann’s Tavern in Charlottesville, Virginia, February 18, 1817. Mr. Jefferson will reminisce about events from forty-one years prior to 1817, leading up to the creation of the Declaration of Independence. Mr. Pitz has portrayed Thomas Jefferson at numerous historical societies and at functions at the National Geographic Society, the United States Treasury and at Mount Rushmore for festivities on the Fourth of July. According to Bea Keaton, a docent at the Historic Michie Tavern in Charlottesville, “Over the past several years, it has been my pleasure to witness Tom Pitz interact with people of all ages and in many different circumstances (museum settings, banquet halls, private homes and on the street). He immediately transports people back in time with his first person portrayal of Thomas Jefferson. Whether he speaks to a group or one on one, he is totally engaging, putting people at ease while entertaining them in grand style with charm and humor yet staying down-to-earth. He always makes a memorable connection with his audience.”
Seating is limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations will be taken.