Monday, June 27, 2011

The Founder’s Day Festival

The Delaware Water Gap, PA Chamber of Commerce held its 8th Annual Founder's Day Festival on Saturday June 25th which featured art and artisans sharing their talents throughout the day. These artists included “Jewelry from Clay” by Nancy Knott and Hand Made Jewelry by Deirdre. Music was provided by Spencer Reed on Jazz guitar and the sidewalk was filled with outlines of children drawn by Carol Penna. There was also a car show featuring numerous antique automobiles presented by “#Cars in the Water Gap.” It was a fun day in which one can come to enjoy all that was happening or to just relax. You’ll find more photographs taken throughout the day in The Festivals 2011 Gallery at

The town was settled in 1793 by Antoine Dutot north of the geological formation known as the Delaware Water Gap. He named it Dutotsburg although it was known as Minisink by the Lenni-Lenape Indians. The town was later named “Delaware Water Gap” and still remains known as such. However, it still contains much of the French charm Antoine Dutot brought to the area with it’s architecture. This, combined with the well known jazz establishments and the annual Celebration of the Arts Jazz and Arts Festival, has earned the town’s reference of “The New Orleans of the Pocono.” You’ll be able to learn more about the town and all it has to offer by exploring The Delaware Water Gap, PA Chamber of Commerce Website at

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