The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society will host its third coffee hour program at 10 a.m. Thursday, in the museum's community room, 858 W. Fourth St.
Combining the Thursday morning coffee hours with its Sunday afternoon society programs, the lecture series will explore aspects of the U.S. Civil War.
Historical organizations throughout the country are honoring the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, which began in 1861 and ended in 1865.
Guest speaker Lou Hunsinger Jr., writer and journalist, will present his lecture, "Lycoming County During the Great Rebellion." Hunsinger is well-known for his extensive writings, which explore local history as well as sports history.
His articles have appeared in the Webb Weekly, the Sun-Gazette and the Biographical Encyclopedia of American Sports. He serves as a guide for the Lycoming County Visitors Bureau and is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Friends of the James V. Brown Library.
At 1 p.m. May 19, the historical society and the Lycoming County Genealogical Society will present John P. Deeben, genealogy archives specialist at the National Archives, Washington, D.C., as the guest speaker. Deeben will speak about the records available through the National Archives, which relate to ancestors who fought in the Civil War. Because this program is being held on Saturday, there will be no society program scheduled for May 20.
Both programs are free and open to the public.