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Greene-Dreher Historical Society
2017 Board of Directors

President: Jeanne Brown; Vice President: Carla Smith; Treasurer: Bernadine Lennon; Secretary: Linda Kramer; Directors: Ruth Altemier, Ellen Drake, Bob Lederer, Tom Parry, Jill Porter, Diane Smith

The board of directors normally meets the last Monday of the month at the Society's home, Peggy Bancroft Hall.  Members are welcome to attend.

Membership in the Society is $25.00 per year, regardless of when you join.  Four issues of The Greene Hills of Home (March, June, September, December) and our quarterly newsletter will be mailed to your home. Please download the application form, include $25.00 check made payable to "GDHS"  and mail to the address on the form:

GDHS

PO Box 176

Greentown, PA

18426-0176

 If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download the program for free by following this link: Adobe Acrobat Reader.

History of the Peggy Bancroft Hall

Peggy Bancroft Hall  was originally built for the Patriotic Order Sons of America (POS of A) Washington Camp 422, South Sterling in 1904.  Meetings and events were held there through 1946 when the building was sold to the South Sterling Methodist Church Ladies Aid which later became known as the Women's Society for Christian Service (WSCS) and was known as the WSCS Hall.  After the South Sterling Methodist Church burned in 1976, the building was sold to the La Anna United Methodist Church.  In 2006, it was acquired by the Greene-Dreher Historical Society.  In December 2010, the building was approved for listing on the National Register of Historic Places and was dedicated in 2012 in honor of Peggy Bancroft, President Emerita of the Society and Founding Editor of The Greene Hills of Home.

Peggy Bancroft Hall is located at

465 South Sterling Rd, Route 191

Dreher Township, Pennsylvania. 

 

Directions:

From Points North:  Take Exit 20 off of I-84. Go South onto Route 507.  Proceed approximately 2 miles to Newfoundland where Route 507 joins with Route 191.  Continue on Routes 507 and 191 for approximately 3 miles (Route 507 will split off to the right but you should continue on Route 191).  Our building is a 2 story white building on the right (west) side of the road and resembles a grange hall. A township road (Osborne Road) intersects Route 191 where we are located. 

From Points South: From Stroudsburg, take Route 191 North.  Our building is located approximately 2 miles north of Route 423. It is a 2 story white building and resembles a grange hall. A township road (Osborne Road) intersects Route 191 where we are located. 

 

                                            About Us

Organized in 1980, the Greene-Dreher Historical Society is a tax-exempt (501(c)(3)), non profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of Greene Township, Dreher Township and surrounding communities of Newfoundland, South Sterling and La Anna and remembering those who settled and built this community. We are located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. We are registered with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations.

The Society meets monthly (except January, February, March) on the 1st Monday at 1:00 PM, normally in the Peggy Bancroft Hall located at 465 South Sterling Road, Route 191, South Sterling.  The meetings are open to the public. We frequently have special programs of historical or local interest following a short business meeting. Click on "Events & Programs" to see upcoming programs. 

Besides monthly meetings and programs, we have committees which work with the  Wallenpaupack South Elementary School Partnership Program, artifact collection, publishing local and oral histories in The Greene Hills of Home, preparing local exhibits and participating in special events.

For the past several years, society members have prepared a display at the Greene-Dreher-Sterling Fair and exhibited a variety of items on loan by members and from our permanent collection.  Some of the exhibits have included quilt and fancywork; history of one-room schools and early education in the local area; photographic display of barns and sample display of our artifacts; history of ice harvesting through a display of tools and photographs; “Then and Now” photos of the local area; and a collection boarding house photographs, memorabilia and oral histories.

 

 

The official registration and financial information of the Greene-Dreher Historical Society, Inc may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling Toll Free, 800-732-0999.  Registration does not imply endorsement.

 

Contact us at: 

Greene-Dreher Historical Society
PO Box 176
Greentown, PA 18426
Email:gths@att.net