The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society will host Bob Kane Jr. at its September Coffee Hour at 10 a.m. Thursday in its community room.
He will discuss 19th century bottles from Williamsport and surrounding areas. Combining the Thursday morning Coffee Hours with its Sunday afternoon Society Programs, the Lecture Series will explore aspects of the 19th century and the Civil War.
Kane, a native of Williamsport, is a noted collector and architectural aficionado.
He has served as a consultant in many restorations throughout the city of Williamsport, including the Rowley House, for which he serves as curator.
He has previously served as president of the Board of Governors of the Lycoming County Historical Society and as chairman of the society's collections and personnel committees.
Kane serves as a board member of Preservation Williamsport and as chairman of the Historic Architectural Review Board for the City of Williamsport.
He is president of the Susquehanna Regional Medical Services Corp. and is president and CEO of Divine Providence Hospital. In his spare time, Kane collects memorabilia relating to the history of Williamsport and Lycoming County.
A favorite pastime is to exhume the discarded contents of 19th century privy pits, which often include 19th century bottles, crockery, marbles and ceramics.
The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments are served.
For more information, visit www.tabermuseum.org.