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Lumberland, Shohola Complete Historic Projects

Under 2016 Technical Assistance Grant Program

NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) approved the successful completion of two historic projects by the Town of Lumberland and Shohola Township funded through its 2016 Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) program.

Town of Lumberland Historian Frank V. Schwarz worked with Christine Smetaniuk, owner of Color Tek Designs in Glen Spey, to create a first-ever “Town of Lumberland Historical Marker Sites” brochure with a $1,500 UDC reimbursement grant.

The color pamphlet documents the location and significance of 25 architectural and cultural sites in the hamlets of Mongaup, Pond Eddy, Glen Spey, and Hillside. It provides not only a comprehensive historic reference but also an opportunity for self-guided tours.

The free Historical Markers brochures are available at the Lumberland Town Hall & Museum Room located 1054 Proctor Road in Glen Spey. Call (845) 856-8600, ext. 1222 or email for further details.

Shohola Township advanced a 2015 TAG-funded project to finalize the installation of six historical kiosks in Rohman Park on Twin Lakes Road in Shohola with its $4,902 grant.

The 30 x 20-inch digital fiberglass-embedded panels and aluminum pedestal exhibit bases were ordered from Pannier Graphics of Gibsonia, PA.

The panels illustrate and describe the topics of “Baseball in Shohola”, “The Queen of Day Summer Resorts”, “The Forests of Shohola”, “Historic Shohola Schools”, “Honoring Admiral Peary’s Expedition”, and “Shohola’s Switchback Railroad”.

The UDC awarded a total of $35,000 for 10 Fiscal Year 2016 Technical Assistance Grants on Oct. 1, 2015. The deadline for project completions is August 22, 2016, while applications for the Fiscal Year 2017 round are due by Monday, August 29.

Since its inception in 1988, the UDC has awarded a cumulative total of $809,325 to fund 240 projects through the TAG program.

The grants are available competitively to the UDC’s 13 member towns and townships, and five encompassing county governments in NY and PA, for non-construction projects that address goals and needs identified in the River Management Plan for the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.

For guidelines and a directory of projects accomplished under the Technical Assistance Grants program, please visit

Contact UDC Resource Specialist Pete Golod at (845) 252-3022 or with any questions.


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