Stroud Theater born out of an idea of an opera house

In 1910, several citizens of the Stroudsburg community created the Stroudsburg Industrial Club to “cultivate the social side, as well as to look after the business welfare of our town. The idea being to rent and furnish suitable quarters, where the members can meet for recreation or business.” Within a year’s time, the members of the club had come up with their first idea to help better the community. They wanted to erect an opera house within the borough limits of Stroudsburg. Read More...

Town bands source of community pride

Throughout the last quarter of the 20th century, town bands flourished. Almost every village in Monroe County boasted its own town band. It didn’t matter if the band was large or small or if the members had matching uniforms or not — every village supported its local musicians. Read More...