News & Events

What's New at the Taber Museum?

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The Taber Museum's role is to preserve the history of Lycoming County, and most of our supporters are local folks. But what about those who grew up here and moved away? Do their memories of this area stay with them?
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The Taber presented a lecture on “Cooking, Baking and Food Preserving from Hearth to Stove” at its Thursday, April 8, 2021 Coffee Hour
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Taber Museum offered a unique display for the connoisseur of smell - the Voodoo Lily in the spring of 2021.
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The Taber Museum hosted a workshop for children focusing on the colonial craft of fraktur on March 13, 2021.
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The Taber Museum hosted a demonstration of apple cider making as its first Coffee Hour of the 2021 season.
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The Taber Museum has on display several pieces of African Art from the Turner-Wilburn Family Collection, to celebrate Black history month.
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The Taber Museum hosted a workshop for children focusing on the making of Valentines with calligraphy on Saturday, February 6, 2021
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The Winter 2020-21 edition of the Journal of the Lycoming County Historical Society has been released
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Recently, the moving team of Larry Fryda and Marc Pompeo, accompanied by Museum Director Gary Parks, journeyed to Chester County to retrieve a dining table that once belonged to William Hepburn. It was donated by Harold Matus and Karen Carski.
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George Logue passed away on October 30, 2012. In 2020, his family donated Mr. Logue’s extensive collection of Erector Sets to the Lycoming County Historical Society.
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The Taber Museum is pleased to announce the acquisition of a Severin Roesen painting. The painting has been loaned by Bobby Maguire in honor of his parents Jim & Shirley Maguire. It is Mr. Maguire’s intention to turn the loan into a permanent gift within the year.
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The eighth 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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The Taber Museum hosted a workshop for children focusing on the making of apple cider from fresh apples on Saturday, January 9, 2021.
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The Taber Museum will reopen to the public on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 for touring and research after closing on December 12, pursuant to Governor Wolf’s orders.
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The Taber Museum Named "Best Museum" by the readers of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, in the 2020 Reader's Choice contest.
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The LCHS 2020 holiday exhibit, "Holiday Jewel Box At a County Gem: Quilts, Silver and Jade at the Taber" opened on December 4, with local artists displaying and selling Christmas ornaments.
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The Lycoming County Historical Society/Taber Museum is excited to welcome Eric Ziegler as our new Director of Development.
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Are you ready to go exploring at the Taber Museum? Kids age 12 and under can visit the Museum for free by completing the Taber Kids Challenge.
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Catheal Weiser led a workshop for children focusing on the colonial craft of soap-making on Saturday, November 21, 2020.
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On Thursday, November 12, 2020 author Elaine M. Decker spoke at a Taber Museum coffee hour about the Great Williamsport Fire of 1871