Holiday Exhibit at the Taber Museum

History & Heritage

December 4, 2019 to January 18, 2020

Lycoming County Historical Society Taber Museum

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 “When the Circus Comes to Town” is the theme of the holiday exhibit at the Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society. It will open Wednesday, December 4, 2019 and continue through the New Year, closing on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The exhibit will feature an extensive ‘Humpty Dumpty Circus’ with a ring master, lion tamer, clowns, elephants, donkeys, and  trapeze  artists, all under the Big Top tent. The flexible circus figures were created by the Schoenhut Factory, dating from the last decades of the eighteen hundreds and continuing until the 1910s.

    As well, carved circus figures created by Ron Warren will be featured, depicting characters  Mother Goose, elephants, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Humpty Dumpty. A collection of vintage toys, mostly wind-up and tin toys from the early 20th century, are an addition to the exhibit and are from the collection of Paul Weber. A number of music box carousels and carousel horses from the collection of the late Jay Hilsher will be highlighted as well as a number of Emmett Kelly figurines from the collection of Daune Pasco.  Circus posters, childhood circus trains and stuffed circus animals will add to the enjoyment of this delightful exhibit.

   The museum is located at 858 West Fourth Street in Williamsport and is open for touring Tuesdays through Fridays, 9:30am until 4:00pm and on Saturdays, 11:00am until 4:00pm. There is an admission charge to tour the museum. Parking is available behind the museum or on the street. The museum will be closing on Christmas Eve at noon. It will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day as well. For more information, please call at 570.326.3326 or visit our website at






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