Amid the holiday celebrations, a reminder of a Marion founder

Nov 30, 2018
MARION — Elizabeth Pitcher Taber funded and donated six buildings to the Marion community - five of which remain. Taber’s buildings have contributed architectural character and enhanced Marion’s civic, cultural and community life, and now the Celebrate Elizabeth Taber Committee will celebrate her contributions as part of the  Holiday Stroll and Holiday House Tour. 
The group plans to place signs depicting a silhouette logo of Taber in front of the Town Hall (the original Tabor Academy), Elizabeth Taber Library and Natural History Museum, Taber Hall, the Congregational Chapel/Penny Pinchers, and the Music Hall.

The Celebrate Elizabeth Taber Committee is launching its town-wide fundraising campaign to erect a life-sized bronze statue honoring Taber, who was born in Marion. The statue will be placed in Bicentennial Park, across from the Town Hall.  

The group hopes to educate about Taber as one way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment (which gave women the right to vote in 1920). The project is also part of the the New Bedford Lighting the Way project, honoring women who have made a significant contribution to the south coast.   
The Library, Congregational Chapel/Penny Pinchers and the Music Hall will be open to all on Dec. 8. 13 Cottage Street will be open on Dec 8 with the purchase of a Holiday House Tour Ticket.