Jill Thomas

The Taber Museum will host a Society Program on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm in its Community Room. Jill Thomas will be speaking on her family’s business, the Sturgis Pretzel Company.


Ms. Thomas has writtenTwisted: Mindful Pretzel Consumption, her recollections of the Company. She is the great great granddaughter of the founder and will discuss her “family's role in the development of the first commercial pretzel bakery in America.” As an enticement to attend, “I'll have a number of visuals and of course pretzels to distribute.” In addition, she has published numerous Bible study booklets and several books. The Day My Son Fell from the Sky is a memoir of her son’s horrific aircraft accident and a commentary on trauma. Her latest book is Risking It All: One Woman’s Adventure Giving Away Her Income, a one-year journal of her attempt to make a small difference in the world. When she’s not at her desk writing and munching on pretzels, she’s likely hanging out at a local coffee shop with a friend, visiting her beloved grandkids, or adventuring in some exotic place in the world. To find her books, visit jillmariethomas.com and Amazon.

The Society Program continues a series of lectures which focus on ‘Made in Pennsylvania’. 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. Because we have been restricted due to COVID-19, we ask that lecture attendees wear masks and practice social distancing. The lecture series is generously sponsored by the Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts.

The museum is open for touring Tuesdays through Fridays, 9:30am until 4:00pm; Saturdays, 11:00am until 4:00pm and Sundays (May through October), 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.