British minersWilliamsport- The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society will hold its monthly Society Program on Sunday, August 20, 2023 at 2pm in the Community Room. The lecture, sponsored by Van Campen Motors, is free and open to the public.

Linda Kennedy

Dr. Linda Kennedy will be the presenter of the lecture “The Nineteenth Century British Coal Miners of North Central Pennsylvania.” Dr. Kennedy is an Associate Professor at Commonwealth University, Mansfield Campus where she has taught geography and archaeology classes for the past ten years. Prior to teaching, Dr. Kennedy worked as a professional archaeologist in the private sector, excavating and reporting on sites spanning the prehistoric period up through the early twentieth century, up and down the eastern seaboard of the United States. Dr. Kennedy’s research interest has always been the interaction of culture and the environment- how each influences the other. Dr. Kennedy lives in Wellsboro, PA. with her husband and a very stubborn Basset Hound

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. Located at 858 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, the Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society provides a history of the region with information about Native American culture, frontier exploration, the development of the Pennsylvania canal, immigration during the 19th century, and the logging and lumbering era of the nineteenth century. The Taber Museum also houses the world-class Larue Shempp Model Train Collection. 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.