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  • Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township | Minutes
    Churches Family Histories Camp Comfort Ice Harvest News Links Resources Passport to History About HATT Membership Bylaws Minutes Officers Contact Us Hide Menu 2011 Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township Minutes 2012 December 10 2011 Home For the Holidays Concert Program at Salem United Church of Christ Pocono Lake Read November 9 2011 General Membership Meeting Speaker William Stavey The U S Navy in World War II Read October 12 2011 Annual Dinner Meeting Speaker Kenn Anderson Sullivan s March Through Tobyhanna Township Read September 14 2011 Annual Tour Pennsylvania Dutch County Lancaster County Pa Read August 10 2011 Field Trip Speaker Paul Matticks The Civil War Between the Battles Read July 13 2011 General Membership Meeting Speakers Gene Kerrick Barbara Fox and Mark Evans The History of Blakeslee Read June 8 2011 General Membership Meeting Speaker Doris Zimmerman Cottage Life Read May 11 2011 General Membership Meeting Speaker Russ Cramer Native American Archeology Read April 15 2011 General Membership Meeting Speaker Gene Kerrick History of the Henning Family Read Get Your Passport to Monroe County History Booklet takes you around the county and into the past Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township PO Box 2084 Pocono Pines PA 18350 2084 Contact

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  • January 13, 2015 | Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township
    Naomi Pines Electric Company Churches Family Histories Camp Comfort Ice Harvest News Links Resources Passport to History About HATT Membership Bylaws Minutes Officers Contact Us Hide Menu January 13 2015 The Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township normally does not meet in January and although it normally is not open to the public the historical organization Sullivan Trail Questers does meet So it was decided to bring the two groups together with HATT s lecture series resources and Quester s scheduled meeting for an open to the public program On Tuesday January 13 the program Early Education in Pennsylvania was held at the Clymer Library co sponsored by these two groups In attendance were 35 people being Quester s and HATT members and the general public Janet Mishkin adjunct professor of history at East Stroudsburg University and curator of Quiet Valley Living Farm shared her in depth knowledge of the subject A post event news story covering the program with more details appeared in the Pocono Record Get Your Passport to Monroe County History Booklet takes you around the county and into the past Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township PO Box 2084 Pocono Pines PA 18350 2084 Contact us Join us

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  • November 13, 2014 | Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township
    Lake Naomi Club until 9 p m this evening Jim also mentioned there are still openings for several leadership positions in HATT and he would like volunteers for those jobs Presentation The speaker for the evening J R Robbins gave an informative talk on the History of Buck Hill Falls In the early 19th century Delaware Water Gap area resorts began to open The Jenkins family in Philadelphia were newspaper owners wealthy and Quakers Wanting a place where they and other Quakers could leave the city in the summer for fresh air and quiet they advertised the establishment of a Quaker Mountain Park Settlement In 1901 the Buck Hill hotel was built followed some years later by private homes referred to as cottages At first Buck Hill was just a summer resort offering many fun activities but then in later years winter sports and recreation became part of the resort In the early years only Quakers were allowed to own property there but then others were permitted to become part of the community The Robbins family came to the Buck Hill Resort as renters in the early 1930s and finally in 1946 they were approved for ownership of a cottage The hotel had many additions and restorations over the years until its closure in 1991 Today Buck Hill is run like a country club with golf tennis swimming hiking art collections and many other activities available to those living in the 300 cottages Twenty percent of the cottages are occupied full time the facilities are open to the public and there is a public bar Quakers are no longer a part of the resort Following a question and answer period Jim Forcella presented J R Robbins with a certificate of appreciation for his talk Rick Bodenschatz showed the audience the

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  • October 8, 2014 | Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township
    Comfort Ice Harvest News Links Resources Passport to History About HATT Membership Bylaws Minutes Officers Contact Us Hide Menu October 8 2014 RETURN TO MAIN MINUTES PAGE ANNUAL DINNER MEETING HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION OF TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP October 8 2014 Lake Naomi Clubhouse Attendance 77 paid and two guests Speaker Kenn Anderson The Real Christopher Columbus The meeting was called to order by president Jim Forcella and Al Wismer led the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance Scarlett Rehrig read a poem about 1492 and then the attendees watched as Christopher Columbus arrived at the dinner via boat on Lake Naomi A delicious dinner was served Fred Lehrer introduced our speaker Kenn Anderson who gave a wonderful talk on the Real Christopher Columbus Following a question and answer period Fred presented Kenn with a certificate of appreciation for his talk to HATT Fred Tim Fred Lehrer and Scarlett Rehrig paid tribute to Rick Bodenschatz for his work and dedication to HATT for the past two years that he served as president Rick s love of history leadership and dedication has made HATT a stronger organization Current president Jim Forcella expressed his thanks to Rick as well and presented a plaque from HATT representing the organization s gratitude Jim F reminded the attendees of the next meeting on November 13 at 5 30 p m when J R Robbins will talk about the history of Buck Hill Falls Then on December 13 at 1p m the 4th annual Home for the Holidays concert will take place at the Pocono Lake United Methodist Church Volunteer helpers are needed Meeting was adjourned Respectfully submitted Jeanne Dyer HATT Secretary Get Your Passport to Monroe County History Booklet takes you around the county and into the past Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township PO Box 2084 Pocono Pines

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  • 2014 Event Recap | Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township
    a privilege for HATT to sponsor the 28th Division Army Keystone Band in concert on Saturday evening June 28 More than 600 people enjoyed this professional concert presented at the Pocono Mountain West High School auditorium With the help of the high school band boosters the concert was the highlight of the summer season A wide range of music entertained the diverse audience Students of the high school band also joined in for closing numbers including the crowd pleasing Stars and Stripes Forever The concert was dedicated in honor of Pvt William Henry Christman the Tobyhanna Township soldier who was the first to be interred at Arlington National Cemetery during the Civil War During the concert two American flags were presented to Barbara Christman Page and husband Don and Jim Christman and his wife Kris The ceremony was conducted by HATT President Rick Bodenschatz Sgt Robert Baranik of the Army Band and Maj Will Laverty of Headquarters 28th Division and Pocono Mountain Police Department lieutenant Community Day Continuing a tradition of community involvement HATT once again participated in this year s Tobyhanna Township Community Day on Saturday July 12 at Blanche Price Park Throughout the day HATT staffed a table introducing the association to the community resulting in a few new memberships For the first time HATT also sponsored a historic postcard and memorabilia show swap and sale HATT members displayed their collections on tables set up on the porch of the park s lodge This produced the highest attendance of HATT s several year involvement in Community Day The Travels of Benjamin Franklin As part of HATT s Summer Lecture Series on July 17 and July 22 HATT Member Bruce Denlinger shared some of the results of his extensive research about the life of Benjamin Franklin This presentation focused specifically on the extensive travels that Ben Franklin made during his lifetime both domestically and to Europe Franklin s many travels and destinations were revealed resulting in his learning experiences as well as exceptional productive results for our nation The combined audience of 98 attendees were both educated and entertained by the professional presentation of remarkable details The Wright Brothers and Milestones of Flight HATT s second Summer Lecture Series was held on August 21 and August 26 with Fred Lehrer presenting a program centering on the history of the Wright Brothers epic development of their airplane and first manned flight The history of flight leading up to this with balloons and dirigibles set the stage for the Wright Brothers Following the story of that first flight Fred focused on subsequent developments of commercial flight including a trip down memory lane of the golden age of airline service in the latter half of the 20th century The combined audience of 110 attendees enjoyed the many photographs presented during this professional presentation The Legacy of World War I Another presentation of HATT s Summer Lecture Series came alive with rapid fire enthusiasm as Dr Brian Alnutt presented the many aspects of

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  • September 11, 2014 | Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township
    on Cabinets have been ordered and will be used to store the items White glove items will be part of the artifacts The plan is to have a historical center in the library in two years with a museum like display of the artifacts Volunteers are needed to begin sorting and cataloging items Rick told of a genealogy study that was just completed on the Miller family of Jackson Township Rick also reminded the attendees of the Passport to History in Monroe County booklet that is available at the library desk The booklet was put together by the Monroe County Historical Coalition and the cost is 2 Rick introduced Fred Lehrer and thanked him for organizing the HATT programs for the past two years Fred then reminded the attendees of the coming programs On September 24 Brian Almutt Ph D will talk about the legacy of World War I On October 8 our annual dinner meeting will be held at Lake Naomi Club This event is 30 and will include a talk about the real Christopher Columbus Flyers are available to reserve your place at the dinner SPEAKER Amy Leiser executive director of the Monroe County Historical Association talked about how fraud helped Stroudsburg become the county seat Nicholas De Pui was the first settler in Monroe County which was formed on April 1 1836 The county was named Monroe to honor the fifth president even though he was never in the county When it came time to choose the county seat Stroudsburg was chosen by getting the votes of underage voters as well as voters whose names were taken from tombstones Amy reminded the audience that the Monroe County Historical Association owns three properties Stroud Mansion built in 1795 Driebe Freight Station built in 1882 and the Bell School built in the 1870s All three properties are open for tours Following a question and answer period Fred Lehrer presented Amy with a certificate of appreciation ANNUAL MEETING Rick called the annual HATT meeting to order He presented a copy of the 2014 audit that was done by Roy Tolley No abnormalities were found Thanks to Fred Tim the outgoing treasurer HATT now is officially a nonprofit organization It was noted that we now have 36 000 in the treasury which is 700 ahead of last year Some money is now being used to buy cabinets for the artifacts In the absence of membership chairperson Pat Baker Rick reported that as of today HATT has 196 members In 2013 we had 201 members as of September 11 and in 2012 the membership was at 146 Rick told the attendees that outgoing vice president Scarlett Rehrig will remain active in the archival program and she will continue to organize the annual picnic Glenn Ryerson outgoing director was thanked for his help with the Memorial Day Parade Rick stated that Fred Lehrer is beginning year three in his term as director and Lew Rarig is beginning year two in his term as

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  • August 14, 2014 | Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township
    m We will have a presentation on the real Christopher Columbus Fred Lehrer reminded everyone of his presentation on the Wright Brothers on August 21 and August 26 Also he said that on September 11 the presentation will be about the history of the Stroud family Speaker Ryan Murray from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council of Boy Scouts of America told us that the Boy Scouts began in England in 1907 Then in 1908 the Boy Scouts incorporated in the United States and the first council was established in 1911 As the organization expanded professional Scouts were hired to organize and manage scouting Ryan is a professional Scout The mission of the organization is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices by instilling lifelong values of the oath and law Ryan noted that the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council has two camps He is working to increase membership in the Wilkes Barre area and focusing on the intercity population He reported that number of Scouts is decreasing and that at the current rate of decline the organization could no longer exist by 2050 Ryan answered many questions and then Fred Lehrer presented him with a certificate of appreciation Business meeting President Rick Bodenschatz began the business meeting by thanking Scarlett for once again ensuring the trout feast He then reminded the attendees that the Monroe County Passbook to History is available at the Clymer Library for 2 First at Arlington The William Henry Christman Story is also available for purchase He once again encouraged visitors to join HATT Rick presented the slate of officers to be voted on at the September meeting Jim Forcella for president Al Wismer for vice president Mike Kummer for treasurer and Bruce Denlinger for director The secretary position is still available but Jeanne Dyer will

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  • July 10, 2014 | Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township
    also reviewed and suggested some changes to the by laws One change is that we have our annual meeting changed to September when more members are in attendance Another recommendation is that we combine the HATT board to include the three directors four officers and the immediate past president Also in the future there will be only one class of membership If an officer is not able to complete his term with more than six months remaining a nominating committee will be used to fill the slot If less than six months remains the president will appoint a replacement An activities committee will be formed and co chairs will be in charge of monthly meetings A quorum for meetings is 25 and for board meetings will be five Copies of all these changes to the by laws will be emailed snail mailed to the membership Upcoming Events Fred Lehrer reminded those in attendance of the upcoming events Bruce Denlinger will give a talk on Benjamin Franklin on July 17 and July 22 at 5 30 p m On August 14 will be our annual picnic which will include a short talk on Boy Scouting If you plan to attend the picnic if your last name begins with the letters A L please bring a salad to share If your name begins with the letters M Z please bring a dessert On August 21 and August 26 Fred Lehrer will talk about the Wright Brothers and the Flight of History Speaker The speaker for the evening John Layton gave an informative talk on the DL W Railroad and how it related to the resorts in the Poconos In the early 1900s the railroads were built to transport coal ice and timber to the cities However because the railroads were also in

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