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Monroe County Historical Association

Fanlight PinFounded in 1921, the Monroe County Historical Association (MCHA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the history of Monroe County. The association is housed in the historic 1795 Stroud Mansion located at 900 Main Street in Stroudsburg, PA. Jacob Stroud built the Stroud Mansion which was first occupied by Jacob's older son, John and later by younger son Daniel. Jacob and Daniel Stroud are credited with the development of Stroudsburg. Today, the building serves as the museum & research/genealogical library for Monroe County. MCHA also owns the Driebe Freight Station located on Ann Street in Stroudsburg and the one-room Bell School located along Cherry Valley Road in Hamilton Township. Long before electricity, the decorative window about the front door of the Stroud Mansion would allow sunlight into the hallway. This window is called a fanlight. The proceeds from this pin will support MCHA's ongoing efforts to share the rich history of Monroe County with residents and visitors alike.