Taber Museum to present Mike Munford as ‘World War I Doughboy’

The Thomas T. Taber Museum, 858 W. Fourth St., of the Lycoming County Historical Society is hosting World War I “doughboy,” as a part of 2018 Lecture Series, at 10 a.m. Thursday. The “doughboy” will be reenacted by Mike Munford, a history teacher at North Penn-Liberty Junior Senior High School and reenactor. In 2018, the Taber will have fourteen lectures focusing on WWI in honor of the 100th anniversary of the end of the war. Lectures are free and open to the public. Parking is available behind the museum or on the street.

Munford has reenacted both World Wars throughout 35 years. He is a member of The Great War Association, which hosts bi-annual reenactments, and the Company of Military Historians. Munford’s personal goal when teaching, studying and reenacting history is to bring knowledge and a hands-on experience of history.

Another passion of Munford’s is the preservation of past artifacts of 20th century conflicts, so future generations can see and understand the past. Munford also sits down with veterans to record their stories for future military historians.

The Lecture Series combines Thursday morning Coffee Hours with Sunday afternoon Society Programs. The Lecture Series is supported by the Edward J. Smith Post, Muncy; the Bower-Deck Post 251 American Legion, Montgomery; the Garrett Cochran American Legion Post, Williamsport; and the Leroy O. Buck Post, Duboistown.

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

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