The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society has on display several pieces of African Art from the Turner-Wilburn Family Collection. The artworks span the collecting of three generations of the family and includes an African face mask, several sculptures possibly created by utilizing the natural form of a piece of wood, a statue of a young man in native garb, blowing a trumpet, and a hand-held drum which is roped with macramé-style braiding.
The artworks are featured in the lobby of the museum and can be viewed during normal operational hours at no charge. There is a charge to tour the rest of the museum.
The museum contains information about the pre-history, history and culture of north-central Pennsylvania in a series of galleries, room settings, and displays. Highlighted within the museum’s permanent exhibit are materials relating to Daniel Hughes and his role in the Underground Railroad, the achievements of African-Americans Julia Collins, Mary Slaughter and Jim Washington. The museum is seeking materials for its permanent collection concerning families, churches, social clubs and other pertinent items relative to the African-American experience within the County.