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Programs and Special Events

   The Society has several types of programs and special events during the year. The public is invited to all of these events.

   Monthly Meetings: The Society has a monthly meeting which is held the third Friday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Friendly Community Center. Following a short business meeting, a scheduled speaker covers some aspect of local history. Please note the change in location for the monthly meetings. The June meeting is a field trip to a place of historical importance, the location is usually within one hour drive. 

    The Cresco Station Museum: The society has regular programs at the Cresco Station Museum. From Memorial Day to Columbus Day, there is a monthly performance by local muscians and an Ice Cream Social. The museum is also the site of an Art's and Craft's Exhibit on the second Sunday of each month. Local Artists and Crafters display and sell their work. Exhibits change periodically.

   Special Events: The Society holds several special events during the year. These include a Strawberry Festival and Flea Market on June 13 at the Mountainhome United Methodist. Strawberry pies, shortcake, sundaes, lunch will be available. Raffle tickets for numerous prizes are available at the Museum and all special events. Drawing will be Columbus Day weekend. 

Coming Events: At the Cresco Station Museum: 

The reopening of the Museum for the 2015 season occurred on Memorial Day weekend, May 24, 2015. The following programs are planned for the summer; July 5 - John James and Friends, country music, July 26 - Kelly Planer and the Perks, gospel/country music, August 23 - Ted Satterthwaite, guitar-vocalist, September 27 - Bob Richards & Old Time Fiddlers.  Special EventsSteamtown Excursion Stop at the Museum July 5, July 26, and August 23 arrives at approx. 1 pm. Art Exhibits & Sales June 14 - Linda Kreckel & Joan Sayer - Water Color & Mixed Media, July 12 - Gertrude Raemisch-Schumm - Tapestry & Wall Hanging Exhibit, August 9 - Donald Sack, Photography

Regular Meeting Programs:

The general meetings for the Society will be held the third Friday of each month, unless otherwise announced, at the Friendly Community Center (the former Barrett Friendly Library, opposite the Mountainhome United Methodist Church on Route 191), at 7:30 PM; except for June 19. A fieldtrip to East Stroudsburg Signal Railroad Tower and Dansbury Depot is planned. Meet at Mountainhome United Methodist Church parking lot at 4:30 PM to car pool. Pack a picnic supper, we will eat at the Depot where there are tables and benches. July 17 - Fred Lehrer will present a program on General Custer featuring a different view. August 21 - The Flood of 1955. Check back to this site for future programs.