The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society recently was notified that it is the recipient of two grants that will aid in marketing and the production of programming.
The Lycoming County Visitors Bureau has awarded the museum $4,378 for the production of a brochure specific to the entry points and rest stops in the state.
A total of 25,000 brochures will be printed and will be distributed at all 14 of the Official State Welcome Centers as well as eight Pennsylvania Interstate Rest Areas.
The brochures, which will possess a discount coupon, will effectively track the origin of visitors to the museum and will provide data for future regional marketing.
The monies derived from a set-aside apportionment of the Lycoming County Room Tax are used "for underwriting the expense of promotional and publicity initiatives" and "for the purpose of increasing tourism within Lycoming County."
The Woodcock Foundation has awarded the museum $1,000 for support of the museum's Civil War activities during the year.
The 150th anniversary of the Civil War is being celebrated throughout the country with a number of specialized activities and exhibits.
During the summer, the museum will feature a display of Civil War weaponry and will host lectures, re-enactors, President Abraham Lincoln as portrayed by the nationally-known James Getty, and several hands-on experiences, which will allow children to become a "soldier for the day."
The activities sponsored by the Woodcock Foundation will be free and open to the public.
The Thomas T. Taber Museum, 858 W. Fourth St. The museum is open for touring from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
On May 6, the museum will reopen on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.