Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township

HATT | PO Box 2084 | Pocono Pines, PA 18350-2084

Bridge renamed for its originator: General Sullivan

“We must remember the past,” stressed Mario Scavello as the Pennsylvania Senator joined 176th Legislative District State Representative Jack Rader and Rick Bodenschatz of the Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township in unveiling the newly re-named Sullivan Bridge during a chilly December 21 ceremony. Read More...

Poconos history expert tells of early years of schools

Janet Mishkin, adjunct professor of History at East Stroudsburg University and director and curator of Quiet Valley Living Farm, presented a program on Jan. 13 of early education in Pennsylvania to a combined meeting of the Sullivan Trail Questers and the Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township at the Clymer library in Pocono Pines. Read More...

HATT and Clymer Library collaborate

In a joint effort for the community, The Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township (HATT) and the Clymer Library recently established a new Local History department within the library. Read More...

Pocono Lake soldier honored at Arlington Cemetery

On Tuesday, local residents, veterans and media from across the country watched as Jim Christman placed a wreath on the grave of his long-lost relative at a ceremony commemorating the 150th anniversary of Arlington, and William Henry Christman's burial. Read More...

Arlington Cemetery celebrates 150, honoring first soldier buried

Exactly 150 years ago on May 13, 1864, Pvt. William Henry Christman became the first Soldier to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery here. Christman's family members, visitors and Soldiers from "The Old Guard" were at his gravesite today to pay tribute to him and to the cemetery's sesquicentennial. Also attending were representatives from the area around Pocono Lake, Tobyhanna Township, Monroe County, Pa., where Christman hailed from. Read More...

HATT reaches membership milestone

The Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township (HATT) reached a milestone recently in accepting its 200th member: Michael Dembinski of Mountain Authentic Properties, a developer of historically designed residential properties. Read More...

History prof to talk on PTSD in Civil War vets

Battle-tested Union Civil War soldiers suffered painful post-war memories, just as modern soldiers do today. But people of the late 19th Century didn’t call it post-traumatic stress disorder — or PTSD. If there was a term for it at all, people commonly called the painful flashbacks “nervous heart” or “nostalgia,” Northampton Community College history professor Brian Alnutt said Read More...

Hungry Hill: Preserved for future generations

Centuries from now, veterans serving in the military today will continue to be honored, if there are still men like Tobyhanna Township resident Bill Mullen around. The monument, Hungry Hill, was overgrown with weeds and the stone walls were crumbling. Mullen and his wife cleared the weeds and soon were advocating for the monument's repair. Read More...

Sullivan’s March blazed trail through plateau

A new historical marker in Tobyhanna Township will commemorate the Sullivan Expedition, and the first road built into the Pocono Mountains by American soldiers during the Revolutionary War. Monroe County commissioners today will dedicate the marker at "Hungry Hill," named for the tough conditions soldiers faced while building the road. Read More...

‘Lincoln at Gettysburg’ a big hit

The Summer Lecture Series of HATT was once again proud to present our own Fred Lehrer on August 23, 2012, at the Clymer Library. Fred's presentation, “Lincoln at Gettysburg,” was simply outstanding, and 115 people enjoyed this walk though history. Although the room was at capacity and several people could not be accommodated, a repeat performance is being planned in our area. Read More...

Tobyhanna Township historic group’s website wins honors

The new website of the Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township recently won state and national honors for nonprofit website design. The site — tobyhannatwphistory.org — won a first-place award in the 2012 Pennsylvania Communications Contest sponsored by the Pennsylvania Press Club, an affiliate chapter of the National Federation of Press Women. Read More...

Sullivan’s march through Tobyhanna Twp. a success

Gen. John Sullivan and the Continental Army invaded the 2011 Annual Dinner of the Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township. More than 70 members and guests heard a professional and entertaining presentation by historian Kenn Anderson, who explained how Tobyhanna Township played a highly significant role in the success of the 1779 event known as “Sullivan’s March,” when Gen. Sullivan’s army marched through Pennsylvania during the Revolutionary War. Read More...