2017 News Articles

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Oct 17, 2018, 10:53 AM
The sixth annual Richard L. and Miriam L. Swan Mix Student Historian Award competition invites seniors attending schools in Lycoming County to submit an essay which describes and interprets an object, artifact, or an exhibit displayed at the Historical Society's Taber Museum. The winner will be awarded a cash prize of $500.
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Dec 15, 2017, 9:10 PM
The Lycoming County Historical Society featured the musical group, the New Horizons at its December Coffee Hour
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Nov 29, 2017, 8:48 PM
The Historical Society’s Lecture Series focused on ‘Communities’ for the 2017 season, combining Coffee Hours (Thursday mornings, March through June, September through December) with Society Programs (Sunday afternoons, May through October). A total of fourteen lectures were presented throughout the year.
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Nov 29, 2017, 7:26 PM
The Thomas T. Taber Museum will be featuring exquisitely-rendered miniature room settings as its holiday offering this year. Young and old, female and male, child or childlike, will enjoy approximately ninety room settings created by Williamsport native Becky Bird.
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Nov 19, 2017, 7:19 PM
The weekend before Thanksgiving was anything but slow at the Taber Museum. Not only was the Museum one of the stops on the Preservation Williamsport Victorian Christmas tour, but the Community Room was alive the sounds of toy trains from the Will Huffman Toy Train Expo.
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Oct 15, 2017, 9:17 PM
The newly acquired Tall Case Clock was purchased by the Williamsport National Bank for the Board Room of the Bank in 1918. It was through the generosity of the BB&T Bank that the clock now resides permanently at the Lycoming County Historical Society.
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Oct 14, 2017, 9:13 AM
The Taber Museum has accepted a gift from James Messner of Williamsport, of a 1926 Studebaker . The vehicle is on display at Williamsport's Peter Herdic Transportation Museum.
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Sep 23, 2017, 9:27 PM
Gift of Dr. Michael & Mrs. Rickie Gross - ceramic soup tureen and undertray was made in Staffordshire, England by Thomas Godwin and features a scene of William Penn negotiating a treaty with the Lenape Indians at Shackamaxon village
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Sep 12, 2017, 11:15 PM
Through the generosity of Mrs. Joyce Lundy Rhodes and her brother Dr. Donald R. Lundy, Jr., the Lycoming County Historical Society has received a number of items from the former veterinary office of the senior Dr. Lundy.
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Sep 9, 2017, 10:13 PM
The lobby of Williamsport City Hall now contains a display of "Harvest" themed articles from the collection of the Taber Museum.
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Aug 27, 2017, 12:08 PM
Highlights and photographs of Galen Betzer's Exhibit Entitled Gone, But Not Forgotten: Death and Mourning Customs in Victorian America. which ran in the summer of 2017.
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Aug 26, 2017, 7:45 PM
The Old Pine Street Burying Ground - A Chronicle of Desecration was presented by Bruce Huffman on August 20 at the museum. He presented a little known history of a burial ground that sits under the old city hall.
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Aug 13, 2017, 8:01 PM
Thanks to all the Taber Museum's guests, who helped make Bottles & Brews V the most successful ever. It was a great event!
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Aug 13, 2017, 3:48 PM
History Day Camp 2017, through a variety of hands-on experiences, focused on Native American Life and Frontier Culture.
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Jul 25, 2017, 9:25 PM
With the Lycoming County Fair now part of history, the mystery artifact presented by the Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society can be revealed. It was a frog gig, using for spearing and catching frogs
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Jul 11, 2017, 9:29 PM
The museum recently received a bust of George Washington, courtesy of Susan G.S. Anderson, D.M.D., and her husband Dan Llewellyn. The bust is a bronze casting of a wood carving created by Master Cabinetmaker Eugene (Gene) Landon in 2006.
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Jun 30, 2017, 8:31 PM
Thomas Jefferson (portrayed by Thomas Pitz) enlightened the crowd at the Taber Museum at a recent event sponsored by W.R. Sims Agency, Inc.
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Jun 25, 2017, 11:41 PM
The Taber Museum has produced a limited edition, enameled pin highlighting the heritage of Little League Baseball and the heritage of ‘the wheel’, commonly referred to as a bicycle.
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Jun 17, 2017, 10:48 PM
The Lycoming County Historical Society has recently acquired a tall case (grandfather) clock from the BB&T Bank in Williamsport.
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May 11, 2017, 10:37 PM
The Richard L. and Miriam L (Swan) Mix Student Historian Award was established in 2016, to recognize the high school senior who submitted the best essay concerning an object in the Taber Museum. The 2017 award winner was Beatrice Ferguson of Jersey Shore High School.
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May 11, 2017, 10:14 PM
The Lycoming County Historical Society recognized its volunteer of the year at the 2017 Annual Meeting. Alicia Skeath was the choice.
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May 3, 2017, 9:03 PM
The Lycoming County Historical Society has introduced an updated Website, to better serve its members, visitors and residents of the community.
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May 1, 2017, 4:55 PM
In the Spring of 2017, Taber Museum featured class photographs from South Williamsport High School in its Community Room. The exhibit was well received.
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Apr 26, 2017, 8:34 AM
It was a night of gaming, eating, drinking and fun - all to support the Lycoming County Historical Society and Preservation Williamsport.
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Mar 27, 2017, 9:02 AM
As the New Year 2017 advances, you will notice some changes within the museum.
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Mar 27, 2017, 8:51 AM
Among the improvements we have made to the museum is the addition of a cell in the Twentieth Century Room.
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Mar 8, 2017, 11:10 PM
The Lycoming County Historical Society participated in Raise the Region 2017 between March 8 and March 9. A total of $2,072.33 was raised to support the mission of the Historical Society.