Williamsport- The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society will host local historian Elaine Decker for its first Society Program of the season on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 2:00 pm in its Community Room.
Elaine will be presenting “Travel Back in Time,” and as she explains, “Go back 100 years and watch buildings and streets transform as time goes backwards. Learn what it was like to walk through Williamsport at the turn on the Twentieth Century.” She reassures the potential attendee. “Don’t worry! I will return you to 2022 safely!”
A native of Williamsport, Elaine Decker is a local historian, professional photographer, and author. Her recently-published book is entitled Past & Present Williamsport, illustrating streetscapes and buildings from the last two centuries and their present incarnations through her photography. Her research delves into the annals of the County with fascinating results. Her talk on the Fire of 1871 was a block-by-block description of the devastation in downtown Williamsport and the lives, buildings and merchandise affected. Her talk on the subject in 2020 was one of the best-attended with over forty in the audience. Her talk at the Museum’s Annual Meeting, held on April 24, was “The Historic Case of Mr. & Mrs. Munro: A look into a hundred-year-old mystery of the unexplained deaths of a newlywed couple” and revealed an astounding conclusion. The story was recently highlighted in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette.
As the Society Program coincides with the third Sunday of the month, admission to the museum is free. The third Sunday of each month May through October features free admission. The Lecture Series combines the Sunday afternoon programs with Thursday morning Coffee Hours.
The museum is located at 858 West Fourth Street in Williamsport. Parking is available on the lot behind the museum as well as on-street parking. For further information concerning the museum call 570.326.3326.