Elizabeth Pitcher Taber funded and donated 6 buildings to the Marion community – 5 of which remain – Town Hall (original Tabor Academy), 2 Spring St.; Elizabeth Taber Library & Natural History Museum, 8 Spring Street; Taber Hall, 13 Cottage St.; Congregational Chapel/Penny Pinchers, 39 Main St.; and Music Hall, 164 Front St. Mrs. Taber’s buildings have contributed architectural character and enhanced Marion’s civic, cultural, and community life.
During the weekend of the Holiday House Tour and Stroll, signage depicting a silhouette logo of Mrs. Taber will be placed in front of the 5 buildings. The Celebrate Elizabeth Taber Committee is launching its town-wide fundraising campaign to erect a life-sized bronze statue honoring Marion-born Elizabeth Taber. The statue will be placed in the Bi-Centennial Park across from the Town Hall. The education of our community of Elizabeth Taber’s life and contribution to Marion will be tied into the 100th anniversary in 2020 of the 19th Amendment (women’s right to vote) and the New Bedford Lighting the Way project honoring women who have made a significant contribution to the SouthCoast.