Williamsport- The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society has announced its annual offering for pin collectors in honor of the youth baseball series which will soon be played in South Williamsport. Our limited edition pin will feature our most famous resident ghost- Nellie Tallman. Nellie, the daughter of John Tallman, was seated in a high chair, her portrait being painted by father, an artist. Unfortunately she fell out of the high chair in which she was seated, broke her neck and died at the age of 3-1/2 years old. Legend has it that Nellie, being a mischievous child, will not stay on the wall unless her portrait is situated across the room from an artwork by her father’s teacher, the famed Severin Roesen.
On the pin, Nellie is holding, what else?, a baseball! Accompanying the pin will be the postcard which recounts the story of the painting of Nellie and how she will never stay in place on the wall. We will see if she will behave herself during the selling of the pins! The cost of the pin will be $6.00 (which will include the pin and postcard), plus tax. Shipping is an additional cost, the supplies are limited!
The pin may be purchased in the Museum Store during operational hours which are Tuesday through Friday, 9:30am until 4:00pm; Saturday, 11:00am until 4:00pm; and Sunday, 1:00pm until 4:00pm. The pin may also be bought in the online store.