Lecture about the Titanic

History & Heritage

October 21, 2018

2:00 PM

Lycoming County Historical Society Taber Museum


The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society will host a Society Program on Sunday, October 21, at 2:00 pm in its Community Room. The program will feature a lecture on the Titanic by Tom Badman. His lecture will include artifacts associated with the Titanic and its sister ships the Oceanic and the Britannic. The lecture is free and open to the public.

   The RMS Titanic sailed its maiden voyage with an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew in April 1912 from Southampton, England, bound for New York City. At the time it entered service, it was the largest ship of the White Star Line, second of three Olympic-class ocean liners. With every amenity from an orchestra to crystal chandeliers, its own trademark china and silverware, the Titanic hosted a passenger list including a number of the wealthiest and most influential people in the world. Tragically, the Titanic collided with an iceberg in the early hours of April 15, 1912, and more than 1,500 died.

   The Society Program continues a series of lectures which focus on the era of World War I. As the Society Program coincides with the third Sunday of the month, admission to the museum is free. The museum is open on Sundays from May through the end of October. The Lecture Series combines the Sunday afternoon programs with Thursday morning Coffee Hours.  Future talks will feature a lecture on the history of military uniforms by Jarrad Jones (Thursday, November 8) and a December lecture yet to be arranged. The lecture series is generously sponsored by the Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, the Edward J. Smith Post, Muncy; the Bower-Decker Post 251 American Legion, Montgomery; the Garrett Cochran American Legion Post in Williamsport; and Leroy O. Buck Post, Duboistown.

   Located at 858 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, the Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society provides a history of the region with information about Native American culture, frontier exploration, the development of the Pennsylvania canal, immigration during the 19th century, and the logging and lumbering era of the nineteenth century. As well, the Taber Museum houses the world-class Larue Shempp Model Train Collection.  The museum is open for touring Tuesdays through Fridays, 9:30am until 4:00pm; Saturdays, 11:00am until 4:00pm and Sundays, 1:00pm until 4:00pm.   There is ample parking behind the museum and along the street. For further information, please contact the museum at 570.326.3326 or visit our website at www.tabermuseum.org.




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