Thomas T. Taber Museum to hold Society Program and Summer History Day Camp

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society, 858 W. Fourth St., will host a Society Program at 2 p.m. today in its Community Room. Guest lecturer Dr. Wilson Ferguson will present “Celestia: God’s Village in Sullivan County.” The program is free and open to the public.

In 1850, Peter Edward Armstrong, of Philadelphia, bought 181 acres of land in an unsettled area of the newly-established Sullivan County to prepare a place for the second coming of Christ.

Copies of a book on Celestia will be available in the Taber bookstore.

The museum also will hold its annual Summer History Day Camp for children ages 8-12 from 9 a.m. to noon July 31 through Aug. 4.

This year’s camp will focus on Native American life and frontier culture. Planned activities include a simulated archaeological dig, a Native American drumming demonstration, speakers, arts and crafts and more.

There is a fee to attend the camp and registration is required by Friday. There is a discount for Historical Society members.

To register a child, call the Taber Museum at 570-326-3326 for an application or visit to download an application.