The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society, 858 W. Fourth St., will host its second Coffee Hour at 10 a.m. April 12 in the museum community room.
Combining the Thursday morning Coffee Hours with its Sunday afternoon society programs, the lecture series will explore aspects of the Civil War. Historical organizations throughout the country are honoring the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, which began in 1861 and ended in 1865.
Carolyn and Norman Ludwig will be the guests for the Coffee Hour. Carolyn portrays Matilda "Tillie" Pierce Alleman, whose life was changed forever as the Battle of Gettysburg unfolded in front of the 15-year-old eyewitness.
Later a resident of Selinsgrove, Tillie's experiences were recorded in her book "At Gettysburg: Or What a Girl Saw and Heard of Battle."
Norman will portray Lt. Colonel W. Willard Smith, acting provost marshal in Gettysburg. Norman will speak of the aftermath, recounting how the souvenir hunters and looters were punished by having to bury the dead.
He will poignantly recall how the community reacted to the presence of Smith's unit.
The Ludwigs are members of the Civil War Heritage Foundation. The Coffee Hour is free and open to the public. Light refreshments are served.
For more information, visit www.tabermuseum.org or call 326-3326.