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Pocono Galleries & Museums

by / May 24, 2013

Antoine Dutot Museum and Gallery

Main Street (Route 611)

PO Box 484

Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327

Phone: (570) 476-4240

http://www.dutotmuseum.com

Antoine Dutot Museum and Gallery is an Art gallery and museum of local history housed in a charming brick school house (circa 1850).

 

The Asa Packer Mansion Museum 

P.O. Box 108

Jim Thorpe PA  18229

Phone  (570) 325-3229

http://www.asapackermansion.com

The Asa Packer Mansion was the home of Asa Pcker, Founder of Lehigh University and was built in 1861.

 

Bell School

6183 Cherry Valley Road

Stormville PA 18360

(570) 421-7703

http://www.monroehistorical.org/bell/bell.html

Built in the 1870s, the Bell School housed students until 1953. It was given its name as the only school in the county with a bell in the cupola on the roof. The typical one-room brick school houses a collection of books, artifacts and pictures, recreating the atmosphere of a small school in the late 1880s-early 1900s.

 

The Anthracite Heritage Museum & Iron Furnaces

Keyser Avenue

Scranton, PA

Phone: 570-963-4804

http://www.anthracitemuseum.org

The Anthracite Heritage Museum tells the story of the people that came from Europe to work in the anthracite mining and textile industries.

 

Carbondale Historical Society & Museum

P. O. Box 151

Carbondale, PA 18407

(570) 282-0385

http://www.carbondalehistorical.org

The Carbondale Historical Society and Museum is an educational and historical membership organization whose mission is to record, gather, and preserve the history of the city of Carbondale and the surrounding area.

 

The Columns Museum

608 Broad Street

Milford PA 18337

(570) 296 8126

http://pikecountyhistoricalsociety.org

The mission of the Pike County Historical Society is to maintain and perpetuate the historical legacy of Pike County, a mission achieved through preservation, leadership, & education. The Society acquires, preserves, and protects the historical sites, artifacts, and records which pertain to the heritage and culture of Pike County.

 

Coolbaugh Township Historical Association

5550 Memorial Blvd

Tobyhanna, PA 18466

(570) 894-4207

http://www.coolbaughtwp.org

Since its founding in 1993, the Coolbaugh Township Historical Association has pledged itself to preserving, interpreting and encouraging community interest in the unique history of the Coolbaugh Township area to ensure that present and future generations can share in and understand their rich heritage.

 

Dorflinger Glass Museum


Long Ridge Road

PO Box 356

White Mills, PA 18473

(570) 253-1185

http://www.dorflinger.org 

Home to the nation’s largest collection of Dorflinger glass, come see more than 900 pieces of cut, engraved, etched, gilded and enameled crystal.

 

Driebe Freight Station

537 Ann Street

Stroudsburg, PA 18360

(570) 424-0325

http://www.monroehistorical.org/driebe/driebe.html

The Driebe Freight Station is the restored 1882 freight station of the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad.

 

Eckley Miners’ Village
 

2 Eckley Main Street

Weatherly, PA 18255

(570) 636-2070

http://www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com

Eckley Miners’ Village is an example of a planned nineteenth century industrial coal mining town.

 

Equinunk Historical Society

1972 Pine Mill Rd

Equinunk, PA 18417

(570) 224-6722

http://equinunkhistory.org

Located in the northeast corner of the state, on the Delaware River, it is rustic, beautiful, and relaxing, and you’ll love to come here just to “get away.” Every day is magical here, and whether you walk into town, swim in the creek, row up the river, discover a “new” dirt road leading toward the solitude of a forest, or just sit on the back porch and watch the deer eating apples off the trees, every day generates hundreds of fond new memories to last a lifetime.

 

Everhart Museum
 

1901 Mulberry St

Scranton, PA 18510

(570) 346-7186

http://everhart-museum.org/

The creation of the Everhart Museum represents late Victorian traditions that celebrated the museum as a generalist educational institution. Strategically located at the entrance to Scranton’s Nay Aug Park, the Everhart is also a visible expression of the “City Beautiful” movement.

 

French Azilum


RR #2

469 Queen’s Way

Towanda, PA 18848

(570) 265-3376

http://www.frenchazilum.com

The French Azilum was the simple choice for loyalists of French King Louis XVI in 1793. And so it was that dozens of refugees came to this place called French Azilum on a horseshoe bend along the Susquehanna River in northeastern Pennsylvania.

 

Greater Hazleton Historical Society & Museum


55 North Wyoming Street

Hazleton, PA, 18201

(570) 455-8576

http://hazletonmuseum.org

The Greater Hazleton Historical Society and Museum preserves, educates, and shares the rich local history of Hazleton and the surrounding area. The Society endeavors to accomplish these three aspects through a variety of online media, museum tours, and special events.

Grey Towers National Historic Site

151 Grey Towers Drive

PO Box 188

Milford, PA 18337

(570) 296-9630

http://greytowers.org

Grey Towers, located in Milford, Pennsylvania, was originally the summer estate of the James Pinchot family and later the primary home of Gifford Pinchot, America´s first forester and founder of the USDA Forest Service.

 

Houdini Tour & Magic Show


1433 N. Main Ave

Scranton PA 18447

570-383-1821

http://houdini.org/

Called on of the most unique museums in the world, The Houdini Museum features memorabilia, artifacts, mannequins and films of the master magician. The Houdini Tour also includes a magic show as part of the tour.

 

Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour 

RD 1 Bald Mountain Rd

McDade Park

SCRANTON, PA 18504

http://www.lackawannacounty.org

The Lackawanna Coal Mine is a museum and retired coal mine located in McDade Park in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

 

Lackawanna Historical Society

The Catlin House

232 Monroe Avenue

Scranton, PA 18510

570-344-3841

http://www.lackawannahistory.org

The Lackawanna Historical Society is headquartered at the Catlin House in Scranton’s Hill Section. The former residence of George H. Catlin, an early financier in the city, and his wife, Helen, the home is one of Scranton’s architectural treasures.

 

Madelon Powers Art Gallery 

200 Prospect Street

East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

(570) 422-3483

http://www.delawareandlehigh.org/index.php/visit/madelon-powers-gallery/

The Madelon Powers Gallery at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is located in the University’s Fine and Performing Arts Center. All events and exhibits in the gallery are open to the general public at no cost.

 

Marywood College Art Galleries


2300 Adams Ave,

Scranton, PA 18509

(570) 348-6211

http://www.marywood.edu/galleries/

The Suraci Gallery houses Marywood University’s Permanent Collection of fine and decorative art. The Asian Collection consists of ceramics, furniture, netsukes, inro, ivories, and prints. Bronze and marble sculpture, paintings, ceramics, glass, and French ivories comprise the 19th Century Collection. Religious icons, furniture, and 20th century works round out the collection. The galleries are free and open to the public.

 

Mauch Chunk Museum & Cultural Center

41 West Broadway

Jim Thorpe PA 18229

(570) 325-9190

http://mauchchunkmuseum.com

The Exhibition leads the visitor through the ages from the geological formation of coal in prehistoric times to the present.

It focuses on such topics as the Lenape Indians, the discovery and mining of “black diamonds” (coal), the settlement of early Mauch Chunk, the scramble to build waterways and railroads to transport coal to eastern seaboard cities, the unique Switchback Railroad, Mauch Chunk in its industrial golden age, its decline and revival as the town of Mauch Chunk becomes today’s Jim Thorpe-repository for the body of the great Native American Olympian. The theme is struggle, prosperity, decline and revival; the legacy, the architectural and natural beauty that is today’s Jim Thorpe.

 

Morgan Galleries


Route 940

½ mile east of Route 115

Blakeslee, PA

570-646-5333

http://morgangalleryonline.com

The Morgan Galleries features the work of local artists in a wide range of media including sculpture, painting, and American crafts. Fine crafts, select gallery-quality furniture, and custom framing is also offered. The Morgan Gallery is the oldest gallery in the Pocono’s, serving the region for over 20 years.

 

Natural Ice Harvest Museum

Sculpted Ice Works

311 Purdytown Turnpike (ROUTE 590)

Lakeville PA 18438

570-226-6246

http://www.sculptediceworks.com/

Natural lake ice was once a booming industry in the Poconos. Step back in time to learn how ice was “made” in the Pocono Mountains before refrigeration.

 

No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum

9 Dock Street

Lansford PA 18232

(570) 645-7074

http://www.no9mine.com/

Opened in 1855, No. 9 Coal Mine, located in Lansford, Pennsylvania is the world’s oldest continuously operated anthracite coal mine! Closed in 1972, the mine was re-opened as a heritage tourism attraction in 2002. Today visitors ride safely by train 1600 feet into the mountainside, to see and experience first hand what it was like for our fathers and grandfathers to work underground over the past 200 years.

 

No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum

9 Dock Street

Lansford PA 18232

(570) 645-7074

http://www.no9mine.com/

Opened in 1855, No. 9 Coal Mine, located in Lansford, Pennsylvania is the world’s oldest continuously operated anthracite coal mine! Closed in 1972, the mine was re-opened as a heritage tourism attraction in 2002. Today visitors ride safely by train 1600 feet into the mountainside, to see and experience first hand what it was like for our fathers and grandfathers to work underground over the past 200 years.

The Old Jail Museum


128 W. Broadway

Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

(570) 325-5259

http://www.theoldjailmuseum.com

Resembling a fortress standing guard over the town of Jim Thorpe, the historic Old Jail Museum is a beautiful two-story stone structure. Completed in 1871, it was used as the Carbon County Prison from 1871 until January 1995 When it was purchased by Tom McBride and his wife, Betty Lou, of Jim Thorpe.

 

The Pennsylvania Fishing Museum at Pecks Pond

1270 Rt.

402 Pecks Pond

Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328

Phone: (570) 775-7237

www.peckspond.com

The Pennsylvania Fishing Museum at Pecks Pond houses historical fishing items of yester-year. The museum features a cross section of fishing tackle from the late 1700’s to the 1950’s.

 

Pine Grove Historical Society

205 North Tulpehocken Street

Pine Grove, PA 17963

Phone (570) 345-6449

http://pinegrovepa.wordpress.com

Since its inception in 1989, the Pinegrove Historical Society has made a commitment to researching, recording and preserving the history and traditions of this close-knit Pennsylvania Dutch community so that future generations may benefit.

 

The Pocono Arts Council


18 N. 7th St

Stroudsburg, PA

(570) 476-4460

http://www.poconoarts.org

Over the years, the PoconoArts Council has originated and developed many services and programs that enrich the cultural atmosphere for artists, residents and visitors to the Poconos.

 

The Pocono Indian Museum

PO Box 261

Route 209

Bushkill PA 18324

Phone (570) 588-9164

http://poconoindianmuseumonline.com

The Pocono Indian Museum traces the history of the Delawares through displays of ancient artifacts, weapons, and tools that form chronological commentary on life among the Indians for thousands of years.

 

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm

1000 Turkey Hill Road

Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Phone: (570) 992-6161

http://quietvalley.org

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is a 19th century Pennsylvania German farm dedicated to the preservation and education of rural farm life. Opportunities are available for home school students. Activities are appropriate for all ages.

 

Steamtown National Historic Site

150 South Washington Avenue

Scranton, PA 18503-2018

http://www.nps.gov/stea

Steamtown National Historic Site offers world-class museum facilities which tell the story of steam railroading.

 

Stroud Mansion Museum & Library

Monroe County Historical Association

900 Main St.

Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Phone (570) 421-7703

http://www.monroehistorical.org

The Monroe County Historical Association is a non-profit community organization dedicated to preserving the history of our corner of northeastern Pennsylvania.

 

Wayne County Historical Society Museum

810 Main Street

Honesdale, PA 18431

570-253-3240

http://waynehistorypa.org

Wayne County Historical Society is the home of the Stourbridge Lion Replica – The First Locomotive To Run on Commercial Track in America.

 

Zane Grey Museum

Route 590

Lackawaxen, PA 18435

(570) 685-4871

http://www.nps.gov/upde/planyourvisit/hours.htm

Home of prolific western fiction writer Zane Grey from 1905 to 1918, he began his writing career relating stories of his experience along the Upper Delaware river.

 

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