3rd Thursday Lecture Series at the Stroud Mansion

"Pocono Resorts: The Nineteenth Century to Today”

Thursday, September 21, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Monroe County Historical Association

The Monroe County Historical Association is pleased to announce a free program on the history of the Pocono resort industry. Retired East Stroudsburg University professor, Dr. Lawrence Squeri, will give his presentation, “Pocono Resorts: The Nineteenth Century to Today” as part of the Third Thursday Lecture Series. The program will be Thursday, September 21, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the Stroud Mansion, 900 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.

When Antoine Dutot opened the Kittatinny Hotel in 1829, the first tourist hotel in the Poconos, little did he know that he was the pioneer in what would become one of the largest and most diverse tourist and recreation areas on the East Coast. In his book, Better in the Poconos, Dr. Squeri re-creates the Pocono vacation scenes and the people who brought it to life, not only the innkeepers, souvenir sellers, laborers, and service workers, but also the community leaders and visionaries who promoted and guided the vacation economy.

The Third Thursday Lecture Series is free, but reservations are required due to limited space. Light refreshments will be served. The presentation will be held on the 2nd floor of the Stroud Mansion, which is not handicap-accessible. For additional information or to make a reservation, please contact the Monroe County Historical Association office at (570) 421-7703 or email at info@monroehistorical.org.


Stroud Mansion
900 Main Street
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360