Broughton’s book, “Lake Carey,” is the newest local addition to the nationally popular Images of America series published by Arcadia Publishing.
Lake Carey is a summer community of several hundred families in the Endless Mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania. Lake Carey’s story begins in 1874, when the narrow-gauge Montrose Railroad began service to the 262-acre glacial lake named Marcy’s Pond.
Through vintage photographs, Broughton’s book documents how the people who gathered there retained their strong sense of community. Broughton hopes the book will “help people to appreciate the lake and its heritage” and is donating profits from the book’s sales to the Lake Carey Conservation Fund.
Broughton has spent summers in Lake Carey for nearly 15 years. He has served as president and vice president of the Lake Carey Cottagers Association and offers occasional lectures on the lake’s history. Broughton is a professor of sociology at Marywood University, where he directs the criminal justice and sociology programs.
Following the lecture will be a book signing and discussion with the author. Copies of “Lake Carey” will be available for purchase. No reservations are required.
The program is suitable for all ages and is free with paid admission to the Museum. For more information, call the museum at 346-7186.