The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society will reopen for touring on Sundays, 1pm until 4pm, beginning May 1, 2022. It will remain open on Sundays through the end of October. The museum is also open Tuesdays through Fridays, 9:30am until 4:00pm and Saturdays, 11:00am until 4:00pm.
The museum, founded in 1907, interprets the regional history of northcentral Pennsylvania. In a series of vignettes and galleries, the museum explores the history of the region from Native American occupation, colonial exploration and settlement, further development of the region with the birth of the Pennsylvania Canal, 18th and 19th century immigration, and the harvesting of timber, leading to Williamsport’s accolade, “Lumber Capital of the World’. In the last quarter of the nineteenth century, it is said that more wealthy men and women lived on Millionaires’ Row in Williamsport than any other place on earth.
Other exhibits and galleries highlight the decorative and fine arts, military history, farming, crafts, industry and the Twentieth Century. The incomparable Larue Shempp Model Train Collection of over three hundred model trains and two layouts is a ‘must see’ on any tour.The museum is located at 858 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, with ample parking behind the museum and on the street. For further information, please call 570.326.3326