Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township

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

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.

HATT’s 199th new member is John Abel. John is involved in several historical groups, including the board of directors of the Monroe County Historical Association. HATT membership has grown over 40 percent in 2013 to 203 members, and 200 percent since 2011.

HATT has grown in activities and participation, as well. During 2013 there were 15 dates of historically based presentations and tours, with as many as 120 people attending these individual events. HATT ended the 2013 season with its gift to the community, the “Home for the Holidays” concert on December 21 with almost 300 people in attendance.

This January, in cooperation with the Clymer Library, HATT will launch the new “Local History” section at the library. Publications covering the history of our area and region are will make up this new department. Many books will be available for loan, while others will be reserved for reading and research at the library. The committee is also developing a “wish list” of publications to continually grow this resource for the community.

Ongoing historical displays by HATT are located at the Pocono Pines Post Office and the Clymer Library. HATT’s computerized archival records system focuses on scanning and maintaining photographs and documents for long-term preservation. HATT's award-winning website shows extensive historical accounts of Tobyhanna Township, and continues to grow its content. The group also supports community activities with its participation in the Tobyhanna Township Community Days and the Memorial Day Parade, sponsored by the American Legion Post 413.

Membership in HATT is open to the general public. More information is available online, or contact us at hatthistory@msn.com or 570-646-7235.