The Taber Museum will exhibit an extraordinary collection of vintage motorcycles, on loan from a private collection, as its summer exhibit, from Friday, June 5 through Sunday, September 20, 2020.
The exhibit, entitled “Harley-Davidson vs. Indian Wars”, will include a rare Cleveland bike, circa 1920, as well as the 1941 Indian (pictured), nicknamed the ‘Duesenberg of Motorcycles’. A number of Harley-Davidsons, Triumphs, and Indians dating from 1937 to 2018 will be featured. In addition, there will be kidney belts, H-D hats, artwork, posters, and photographs to accompany the exhibit.
The collection of approximately 25 motorcycles in the exhibit, has never been displayed to the public as a group, and this exhibit will offer to collectors and admirers of vintage and rare motorcycles a very unique opportunity.
The bikes in the exhibit have been photographed by Williamsport photographer Richard Karp with the assistance of David Burke. A catalogue that includes color photographs of the exhibited motorcycles, as well as detailed descriptions of the bikes, has been produced for the exhibit, and will be available for sale at the Museum store and online. Other motorcycle memorabilia will also be available, including an eighteen month calendar for July 2020- December 2021 and tee shirts. A limited edition poster, designed by Dewey Oakes, Susquehanna Gallery and Frame Shoppe, Jersey Shore, will also be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit the museum.
There will be no separate fee for this exhibit, and payment of regular Museum admission fees will allow visitors to see the summer exhibit, as well as the rest of the Museum.
The Museum’s operational hours during the time of the exhibit are Tuesday through Friday, 9:30am until 4:00pm; Saturday, 11:00am until 4:00pm; and Sunday, 1:00pm until 4:00pm.
The exhibit is supported by a generous grant awarded by the Lycoming County Visitors Bureau.