Latest Issue

TABER MUSEUM Hosts Shannon Jones, Author of Susquehanna Lore

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society will be hosting Shannon Jones at our Society Program on Sunday, June 16, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. in our Community Room. The lecture, sponsored by Van Campen Motors, is free and open to the public.

Shannon Jones is a folklorist and botanical historian based out of the Appalachian Mountains. She has lived in both Central Pennsylvania and in the Outer Banks area of North Carolina. Shannon earned a Masters in Early European History from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She followed her master’s degree with courses on Magic in the Middle Ages from the University of Barcelona and on Herbal Medicine 101 from the University of Minnesota.

In 2019, she released her book on Susquehanna Lore, about the folklore and history of the Susquehanna River and Valley. She has plans on releasing more regional folklore books, as well as a book detailing the Colonial history of plants.

Shannon is also the creator and historical researcher for SJ Histories, through which she creates lectures and classes on both folklore and the historical uses of plants.

As this is our Society Program, admission to the museum will be free. The third Sunday of each month, May through October, is free admission day. Located at 858 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, the Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society provides a history of the region with information about Native American culture, frontier exploration, the development of the Pennsylvania canal, immigration during the 19th century, and the logging and lumbering era of the 19th century. The Taber Museum also houses the world-class Larue Shempp Model Train Collection. The museum is open for touring Tuesdays through Fridays, 9:30am until 4:00pm; Saturdays, 11:00am until 4:00pm and Sundays (May through October), 1:00pm until 4:00pm. There is ample parking behind the museum and along the street. For further information, please contact the museum at 570.326.3326 or visit our website at

Press Release