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Teachers may borrow our trunk after they have taken our Colonial Stroudsburg workshop. The trunk contains everything a teacher needs to deliver lessons on life in Colonial America:

  • Binder of interdisciplinary standard-based lesson plans
  • Maps and transparencies to accompany lessons
  • DVD of the 1795 Stroud Mansion Colonial kitchen
  • Set of Colonial kitchen artifact photos
  • “Standing in the Light: The Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan,” a children’s novel. The book, set in 1763 in the Delaware Valley, uses a journal format to tell the story of a young Quaker girl taken captive by Lenape Indians, and how she comes to gain an understanding of their ways and beliefs.
 Historical association uses trunks to teach local history • Pocono Record, August 1, 2007

& Teacher Workshop

Monroe County Historical Association

Our “Traveling Trunk” program provides training and resources for teaching Grades 4-9 about Colonial America.
Pennsylvania Department of Education
The Monroe County Historical Association is an approved Pennsylvania Act 48 continuing education credit provider.
Workshop fee | $12
Loan of Traveling Trunk | $10

570 421 7703 or Contact Us
NOTE: The first floor of Stroud Mansion is wheelchair accessible through a ramp at the Ninth Street entrance. Other floors in the historic building are not wheelchair accessible.
Teachers Colonial Stroudsburg Workshop
COLONIAL STROUDSBURG: Link to Our History Workshop
Teachers must attend our three-hour “Colonial Stroudsburg – Link to Our History” workshop in order to borrow a traveling trunk for classroom use.

This hands-on workshop is content-rich and provides a variety of best practices for the integration of local history and primary sources in Grades 4 to 9. The materials discuss Colonial life in Stroudsburg and the surrounding communities of Monroe County.

All lessons address Pennsylvania State Academic Standards, including social studies, language arts, reading and art.

Workshop fee $12 | Traveling trunk loan fee $10
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