Taber Museum Coffee Hour

History & Heritage

April 13, 2023

10:00 AM

Lycoming County Historical Society Taber Museum

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David Richards’ Book on Masten to be the Topic at Taber Museum’s Coffee Hour

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society will be hosting author David Richards at its Coffee Hour on Thursday, April 13, at 10am. The program will be held in the Community Room of the Taber Museum, 858 West Fourth Street, Williamsport. The lecture is free and open to the public.

David L. Richards, former Taber employee and Picture Rocks native has published the extensively researched book: Masten: Lumber Giant, Charles W. Sones and the Story of a Pennsylvania Lumber Ghost Town, 1906-1930. Richards recounts the rise and fall of the town of Masten, which at one time boasted “two sawmills, a clothespin factory, a lath mill and nearly a thousand people.” Today only old foundations, concrete slabs and assorted relics remain of the once prospering boomtown.

Containing an abundance of historical photographs, the volume sells for $29.99 plus tax and will be available for sale on the day of the lecture. He will be willing to autograph copies (either previously purchased or purchased on the day of the lecture). David is also the author of

Civil War Tales of Lycoming County and north-central Pennsylvania. He is a licensed Battlefield tour guide at Gettysburg.


The Lecture Series which combines the Thursday morning Coffee Hours and the Sunday afternoon Society Programs are held throughout the year. This year, the Lecture Series is sponsored by Van Campen Motors. Parking is available behind the Museum or on the street. Please contact the museum at 570.326.3326 or visit our website for updates on programming at the Museum.







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