Monroe Learns About Millstones

As winter approaches, I thought I should take advantage of the warm autumn day and venture outside of the Mansion. After skirting the perimeter of the property, I looked for a place to take a nap. I scurried through the brightly colored leaves on the Ninth Street side of the Mansion and spotted the ideal location for a nap under the sun. The grooves in the millstone made it easier for my vertical climb. I stretched out across the warm top of the millstone and in no time at all I was in dreamland. Read More...

Monroe Muses on School Days

I am delighted the school year has begun because I have missed the class visits to the Stroud Mansion. The youngsters are delightful, and always ask interesting questions, and make intuitive comments. I just wonder if students today realize how different schools were from a long time ago. Read More...

Monroe Gets A Surprise

What an exciting way to celebrate my first anniversary as the official mascot of the Stroud Mansion. I had no idea that anyone even remembered! When I arrived at the park on Ann Street, I was totally surprised. The music, activities, and especially the children just made for a celebration that I will always remember. Read More...

Monroe Helps With Spring Cleaning

Spring is just around the corner, but who would believe it? Here at the Mansion everyone thinks it is time for spring cleaning. I am not very excited about this, but on the other hand, I am not one to be left out. I know there will be something for me to do. I’ll lend a hand in the Reading Room and Library. There are nooks and crannies there that only I can reach. Read More...

Monroe Remembers Abe Lincoln

Two thousand nine - I can’t believe that Abraham Lincoln would be two hundred years old this February. This brings back memories of his 100th birthday. That occasion certainly brought some national attention to Monroe County. President Lincoln never visited here, but the young man who served as his “representative recruit” in the Civil War was born here and is buried in the Stroudsburg Cemetery. Read More...