What's New at the Taber Museum?
The Taber Museum is playing host to a most unusual visitor- an exotic ‘Voodoo Lily’. Some may have heard about it; some may have seen pictures of it; but you will definitely remember its fragrance once you smell it, as it smells like rotting flesh!
The 2023 Lycoming County Historical Society Annual Meeting was held at the Taber Museum on April 23, 2023.
Nicolas E. Manning was named 2023 Student Historian, at the annual meeting of the Lycoming County Historical Society.
Bruce Rogers was recognized as 2023 Taber Museum Volunteer of the Year, at the annual meeting of the Lycoming County Historical Society.
In cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce, the Taber Museum hosted local business leaders at an evening PM Exchange.
The Taber Museum hosted author David Richards at its Coffee Hour on Thursday, April 13.
The Quizzo fundraiser drew a record crowd at the Taber Museum in April 2023.
The Taber Museum has recently received a gift of four binders of material relating to the history of Williamsport’s Brandon Park, compiled and donated by former Brandon Park Commission chair Sally L. Wiegand.
The Taber Museum is pleased to announce the acquisition of a Severin Roesen still-life painting. Through the generosity of Ray and Eileen Secrist, formerly of Lewisburg, the painting has been accepted on long-term loan.
2022 Holiday Exhibit Retrospective: ‘Shopping During the Holidays: The L.L. Stearns Department Store’
The popular exhibit, ‘Shopping During the Holidays: The L.L. Stearns Department Store’ opened on December 2, 2022, and closed in January 2023.
The 2023 Richard L. and Miriam L. Swan Mix Student Historian Award competition invites seniors attending schools in Lycoming County to submit an essay in which the student selects a time period from one of the displays at the Taber Museum and becomes a person who lived at that time in history. The winner will be awarded a cash prize of $500.
The Lycoming County Historical Society Journal winter 2023 edition has been released, and is available for purchase in the Museum Store.
Over 160 visitors were present for the Stearns Department Store During the Holidays lecture during the December 8 coffee hour.
The exhibit, ‘Shopping During the Holidays: The L.L. Stearns Department Store’ opened on December 2. As in the past, our extremely popular ornament sale heralded the opening.
The Taber Museum was named "Best Museum" by the readers of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, in the 2022 Reader's Choice contest.
The 31st edition of the Will Huffman Toy Train Expo featured working train layouts in the Taber Museum's Community Room. The Expo was held in conjunction with Victorian Christmas on November 19, 20, 2022.
Thomas T. Taber, III was remembered by friends and acquaintances during a celebration of life held at the Taber Museum on November 13, 2022.
The Taber Museum is offering two new greeting cards for the holiday season. Each design features artwork by a local artist, and both works of art are now in the permanent collections.
The PCN television network ran a story about the Shempp model toy collection at the Taber Museum. Museum docent John Hunsinger narrated for PCN.
On the Saturday before Halloween 2022, the Taber Museum hosted 149 trick-or-treaters. The visitors were treated to stories about local history and candy.