Antiquity


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Coolbaugh Township Historical Association Museum at the Wills Mansion, 5550 Memorial Boulevard (Route 611), Tobyhanna, (570) 894-4207, (570) 839-7306, www.coolbaughtwp.org. The Wills Mansion, a historic landmark in Tobyhanna Township, houses wonderful local history exhibits including military pieces, ice harvesting tools and artifacts, and early photos. The site is open seasonally with extended hours in conjunction with local events. Call the Coolbaugh Township Historical Association for more information.

Cresco Station Museum, Sand Spring Road off Route 390, Cresco Railroad Depot, (570) 595-6157,www.barretthistory.org. This Pennsylvania museum houses antiques, war memorabilia, displays and artifacts. Art shows and music programs are presented throughout the year, and memorabilia and books for sale are available for purchase. The site is administered by the Barrett Township Historical Society. Call for hours and information.

Dorflinger Glass Museum, Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, Long Ridge Road, White Mills, (570) 253-1185, www.dorflinger.org. Highlighting the life of Christian Dorflinger, creator of fine crystal and cut glass educated at the Cristalleries de Saint Louis in France. In 1865, he built a glass factory and town of 100 homes to design and produce lead crystal. Displayed with period antiques and factory artifacts, The Dorflinger Glass Museum houses the largest collection of Honesdale Glass in the world!

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road Stroudsburg, (570) 992-6161, www.quietvalley.org. Nestled in the rolling hills of Northeast Pennsylvania, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is dedicated to preserving and presenting Pennsylvania’s agricultural heritage. Open to the general public for tours during the summer. Special events feature period-dressed “family” members re-enacting the life of the original Pennsylvania German family who lived on the farm from the 1760s to 1913. Workshops and craft events are scheduled throughout the year. See website for more information.

Sculpted Ice Works Factory Tour & Ice Harvest Museum, Route 590, Lakeville, (570) 226-6246, www.sculptediceworks.com. “The Poconos’ Coolest Attraction!” Discover the rich history of ice in the Poconos! Tour the fantastic facility, see spectacular ice sculptures, and stop by the Ice Harvest Museum to check out harvesting tools, artifacts and exhibits. Crystal Cabin Fever is held on-site each February. The family-friendly event features themed sculptures, live ice carving demonstrations and interactive exhibits. See website for details.

Steamtown National Historic Site, 150 S. Washington Avenue, Scranton, (570) 340-5200, www.nps.gov/stea. Discover the thrilling history of Pennsylvania railroading at Steamtown National Historic Site! The destination features History and Technology Museums, a working Roundhouse, special exhibits and a Theater! Take a park tour or hop on a steam or diesel train for a memorable excursion! Locomotives visit nearby stations in Delaware Water Gap, Moscow, Gouldsboro and Tobyhanna. See website for times and details.

Stroud Mansion & Library, 900 Main Street, Stroudsburg, (570) 421-7703, www.monroehistorical.org. Built in 1795 by Jacob Stroud, this stately mansion houses four floors of exhibit space highlighting the rich history of Monroe County. Permanent exhibits detail local history from the time of the Native Americans to present. Special exhibits are featured seasonally. Portraits of local and national figures line the walls and interesting artifacts are displayed throughout the mansion. The on-site Elizabeth D. Walters Library houses genealogical materials and local resources. The Library includes census reports, cemetery listings, church records and other documents of interest. See website for hours of operation and admission information.