‘Honey, I Shrunk the Rooms’

WILLIAMSPORT — Taber Museum announces the theme of its holiday exhibit: “Honey, I Shrunk the Rooms.”

The exhibit will feature 90 miniature room settings designed by Becky Bird. The holiday exhibit will open next Thursday and continue through Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018.

Bird was born and raised in Williamsport but now divides her time between Eagles Mere and Florida. Over a period of about three and a-half years, she created the room settings, reflecting businesses (a bakery, taxidermy, gas station, beauty shop, silversmith, hat shop, jewelry store), rooms in a house (dining room, laundry, bedrooms from different periods of time), garden settings and fairy tales. They have been called exquisite in detail — down to a cash register filled with cash, knives, forks and spoons on the table, bars of soap, tiny necklaces, and more.

The room settings are in a series of cabinets. They were displayed at the Eagles Mere Museum until recently, but now they have been donated to the Taber. After the holidays, many of them will be dispersed throughout the museum.

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society is at 858 W. Fourth St. For information about hours and admission, consult the website at www.tabermuseum.org or call 570-326-3326.

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