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The Lycoming County Historical Society's Thomas T. Taber Museum will host baseball historian Lou Hunsinger Jr. for coffee hour in its community room on June 13 at 10 a.m.

According to a press release, Hunsinger will speak on the topic “The Negro Leagues: Respect and Recognition.”

The lecture takes place in connection with the celebration of Juneteenth on June 19th. Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The name “Juneteenth” (June 19) refers to the date of the holiday and combines the words “June” And “Nineteenth.”

Louis E. Hunsinger Jr. lives in Williamsport and, according to the press release, has written extensively on local history as well as the history of local professional baseball. He is a freelance writer for local newspapers and news agencies. He has published articles in “The national sport”, and in “Biographical Encyclopedia of American Sports.” He is a member of the Society of American Baseball Research, Jimmy Sebring-George Stovey Chapter, which meets in Williamsport. He has a bachelor's degree in political science with minors in history and journalism.

The museum is located at 858 W. Fourth St., Williamsport

For more information about the museum, visit www.tabermuseum.org or call 570-326-3326.



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