Civil War Infantry Bands to be topic at Taber Museum

WILLIAMSPORT — The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society will host Barry Stocker, on Thursday morning, Nov. 10,  at 10 a.m. as part of its Lecture Series. The lecture, which is held in the Community Room of the Taber, will focus on Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Bands in the Civil War.

“It basically covers Military Bands for the full period of the war. My talk covers all the various General Orders that governed the units as well as facts about the individual participants and how the war affected them and their units,” says Stocker. He promises “lots of hand outs as well as a few tunes that were performed during the time in service.”         Most of the music was performed by the Repasz Band. Until recently, Stocker served as president of the Repasz Band.

The Coffee Hour continues the Lecture Series of 2016 which explores the musical heritage of Lycoming County and central Pennsylvania. The Lecture Series combines Thursday morning Coffee Hours at 10 a.m. (second Thursdays of months March-June, September-December) and Society Programs at 2 p.m .(third Sundays of months May-October). The museum is free and open to the public on the third Sunday of those months. Note that Oct. 30 was the last Sunday the museum will be open until April 2017. The Lecture Series is underwritten with generous contributions from the Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts and Hudock Capital.

The Lycoming County Historical Society is located at 858 W. Fourth St. Ample parking may be found behind the building and on the street. For further information about our programming, please call 570-326-3326 or visit our website at