Taber Coffee Hour to explore Thanksgiving

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society has announced the topic of its Coffee Hour for Thursday.

The museum will show “One Small Candle,” a short documentary regarding the first Thanksgiving in America, which brought together the Native Americans and the Pilgrims.

The documentary was produced by Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth Rock, Mass. The documentary will be shown at 10 a.m. in the Community Room of the Taber Museum. The showing is free and open to the public.

Following the documentary presentation, Mayflower descendant and historian Richard Mix will answer questions the audience might have regarding the Mayflower passengers.

Following this, the audience is encouraged to share their stories regarding Thanksgiving traditions within their families. Stories of a memorable year or a year when everything went wrong are equally welcome.

Refreshments will be available.

The lecture is part of a series of lectures held throughout 2013 focusing on eating and drinking.

The last Coffee Hour of the year will be held Dec. 12 and will feature Robert Webster speaking on “The General Store.”

The lecture series is supported in part by a generous grant from the Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts Inc.

The museum is located at 858 W. Fourth St. Parking may be found to the rear of the building and on the street.

For more information regarding the programming at the Taber Museum, call at 570-326-3326 or visit