What's New at the Taber Museum?
The Lycoming County Historical Society has recently acquired a tall case (grandfather) clock from the BB&T Bank in Williamsport.
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.
The Lycoming County Historical Society recognized its volunteer of the year at the 2017 Annual Meeting. Alicia Skeath was the choice.
The Lycoming County Historical Society has introduced an updated Website, to better serve its members, visitors and residents of the community.
In the Spring of 2017, Taber Museum featured class photographs from South Williamsport High School in its Community Room. The exhibit was well received.
It was a night of gaming, eating, drinking and fun - all to support the Lycoming County Historical Society and Preservation Williamsport.
As the New Year 2017 advances, you will notice some changes within the museum.
Among the improvements we have made to the museum is the addition of a cell in the Twentieth Century Room.
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.
The Taber Museum hosted Barry Stocker, on November 10, 2016 as part of its Lecture Series to talk about Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Bands in the Civil War.
On Monday, October 24, the Manor Hall Dollhouse had visitors. Dr. Nicholas and Mrs. Annette Finnis had traveled from Christ Church, New Zealand to view the dollhouse built by his grandfather Mowbray Ernest Finnis in the 1930s and given to the museum by Dr. Michael and Mrs.Rickie Gross in 2011.
The Williamsport Gesang Verein Harmonia Chorus, under the direction of Michael J. Connor, was featured at the Taber Museum’s October Society Program on Sunday, October 16, 2016.
Human Form & Beyond was the title of the 2016 exhibition from the talented students of the Dr. June E. Baskin Visual Arts Fund 2016 Art Camp. The exhibition was displayed in September 2016.
Janet Hurlbert was the featured speaker at the September, Taber Museum, Thursday morning Coffee Hour, speaking about Mary Landon Russell’s impact on the musical heritage of Lycoming County.
At its Society Program on Sunday, September 18, 2016, James and Joanne Ertel discussed Thomas Edison’s invention of the phonograph.
At its August 21, 2016 Society Program, the Taber Museum presented the River Valley Singers performing the music of Robert Lowry.
It took so long to arrive. And then it was gone so quickly. But oh boy did we have fun at the Bottles & Brews IV fundraiser on August 12!
Lycoming County Historical Society History Day Camp featured a World War theme. Day Camp ran from August 1-5, 2016.
The week of puzzlement at the Lycoming County Fair is finally over. The historical artifact from the Taber Museum’s collection that was on display has been identified. It is . . . an asparagus server!
On Sunday, July 17, 2016, the Taber Museum presented a program featuring the Repasz Band. The program included a short history of the Repasz Band by Director Al Nacinovich. Interspersed throughout the history ‘lecture’, an ensemble drawn from the Band performed a number of musical pieces.