Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum
Less than two miles across the bridge in South Williamsport, the “World of Little League Museum” is fun and interactive museum, divided into six segments to represent the six innings in a little league game! To learn more about the range of activities and events happening in our town, please visit our local attractions tab on this website.
Little League Baseball started in Lycoming County over five decades ago with a man of vision named Carl Stotz, a carload of eager kids and a chunk of hard rubber fashioned with a paring knife into a home plate. It wound up as one of the greatest sports stories of the century, affecting the lives of tens of millions of children and adult volunteers worldwide. Visitors to Williamsport can see not only the baseball diamond where the first game was played but also the splendid sports complex where the Little League World Series takes place each year before thousands of spectators. The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum traces the history and development of the small-fry sport through special hands-on exhibits and other displays. www.littleleague.org/learn/museum.htm
Thomas T. Taber Museum
The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society, which “chronicles the history of our region from American Indian occupation through 20th century industry and life,” is only a mile away. www.tabermuseum.org