Textile treasures in the mansion

I love it when a museum artifact just catches your eye. You may have seen it before, but never really looked at it closely. All of a sudden, you notice it and a whole new area of interest opens up! That happened to me a few nights ago, as I was skittering through the Stroud Room — the front parlor. Up on the wall my little eyes locked on two pieces of framed needlework. They were both called samplers and were stitched, many years ago, by female members of the Stroud family. Read More...

Big excitement – Stroudsburg Bicentennial!

Stroudsburg is 200 years old this year! How historic! Of course, we know people and mice were living in the area WAY before that.
Two important years related to this year’s celebration are: 1815 (of course!), the year Stroudsburg’s charter was accepted by the state legislature; and 1836, the year Monroe County came into being — so I was interested in finding out what was happening on the Pocono frontier at that time. Read More...

Monroe connects with videos and movies

It’s been a long, snowy winter. Good thing the Mansion has many nooks and crannies where mice like me can warmly snuggle! I think back fondly on warm weather and all the outside activities at Olde Time Fun last September. It will be here again before you know it! Read More...

Monroe shares a tasty treat

I was so taken by all the agricultural related activities at “Olde Time Fun” in August at the Stroud Mansion that I decided that I wanted to know more about farming here in Monroe County in the 19th century. Read More...