Historical Society to host program on Susquehannock Indians

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society, 858 W. Fourth St., will host its second Society Program at 2 p.m. June 15 featuring Tom “Tank” Baird who will speak on “The Susquehannock Indians – Giants in the Pennsylvania Forests.”

The talk, which is free and open to the public, is based on part two of Baird’s popular Native American series, which has been broadcast on Clear Channel Radio hosted by Ted Saul. Baird is the president of the North Central Chapter eight of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology with nine years of excavation experience.

Topics to be covered include: Was it fact or legend behind captain John Smith’s claim that these Native Americans were of extraordinary height? Archaeological evidence suggests some tantalizing conclusions. From their origins in Bradford County to their demise at the hands of the Paxton Boys, 300 years of history will be covered. Artifacts from the period also will be on display. As this is Father’s Day, children are encouraged to bring their dad to the lecture and then tour the museum.

On the third Sunday of each month, May through October, the museum is open for touring with no admission charged. There is parking behind the museum and on the street.

For more information, visit www.tabermuseum. org or call 570-326-3326.