3rd Thursday Free Lecture Series at the Stroud Mansion

“Phoebe Snow: Who (or What) Was She?”

Thursday, July 19, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Monroe County Historical Association

The Monroe County Historical Association is pleased to announce a free program open to the public. Kendrick Bisset, a retired railroad signal engineer, will give his presentation, “Phoebe Snow: Who (or What) Was She?” as part of the Third Thursday Lecture Series. The program will be Thursday, July 19, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the Stroud Mansion, 900 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.

Over 100 years ago, the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad became well-known through their advertisements featuring Phoebe Snow, a female passenger dressed in white. Although Phoebe Snow was only an advertising character, she stretched the role of women at the time by traveling alone. Kendrick will explain how Phoebe Snow came to be, why she disappeared during WWI, and how she returned again for a short time before World War II.

Using advertisements, Kendrick will reveal the behind-the-scenes stories about Phoebe Snow. He will bring papers, pamphlets, pictures, books, and postcards documenting Phoebe Snow’s history from 1900 to the present.

Kendrick’s love of railroads started by age four with his first American Flyer train set and he feels very fortunate that his professional career and his hobby have been so closely related.

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