Taber Coffee Hour to feature talk on the Carlisle Indian School

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society, 858 W. Fourth St., will host Andrea Campbell, researcher, at its monthly Coffee Hour at 10 a.m. Thursday in the community room.

The title of her presentation is “The Carlisle Indian School: Trials of Attempted Cultural Assimilation,” which addresses the school that athlete Jim Thorpe attended.

Campbell received a master’s degree in history at University of Nebraska at Kearney. She also has a bachelor’s degree in history from Ashford University, Clinton, Iowa, and pursued an archaeological degree at Lycoming College.

She serves as vice president and site director of the North Central Chapter No. 8 of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology.

She sits on the board of directors and serves as the events coordinator for the Hearing Loss Association of Lycoming County.

She is a merit badge counselor for American Heritage and Archaeology for the Susquehanna Council Boy Scouts of America.

In addition, Campbell is a valued staff member at the Taber Museum. While serving as an intern, she processed manuscript collections relating to artist Martha Levan Mussina, the Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing and the Williamsport Hotels Co.

The Coffee Hour is part of the museum’s Lecture Series, which combines its Thursday morning Coffee Hours with its Sunday afternoon society programs.

Coffee Hours are held on the second Thursday of each month, March through June and September through December.

The programs are held on the third Sunday of each month, May through October. The Lecture Series’ programs are free and open to the public.

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