3rd Thursday Free Lecture Series at Stroud Mansion

Thursday, May 17, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Monroe County Historical Association

The Monroe County Historical Association is pleased to announce a free presentation open to the public. Local historian Rick Smith will give his presentation, “The Sinking of the Lusitania” as part of the Third Thursday Lecture Series. The program will be Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the Stroud Mansion, 900 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.

On May 7, 1915, a German submarine torpedoed and sank the RMS Lusitania, a British ocean liner traveling from New York to England. More than 1,100 crew members and passengers perished, including 120 Americans. The sinking of the Lusitania played a significant role in turning public opinion against Germany and the incident helped provoke U.S. involvement in World War I.

As part of this lecture presentation, the current exhibition titled, “Over There…America joins the fight: 100th Anniversary of WWI” will be open for viewing. This display features uniforms, military artifacts, artwork, and photographs from the Monroe County Historical Association’s museum collection.

The Third Thursday Lecture Series is free, but reservations are required due to limited space. Light refreshments will be served. The presentation will be held on the 2nd floor of the Stroud Mansion, which is not handicap-accessible. For additional information or to make a reservation, please contact the Monroe County Historical Association office at (570) 421-7703 or email at info@monroehistorical.org.


Stroud Mansion
900 Main Street
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360