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December 27 2009

Press Release: Free Admission for Uniformed Firemen at Wayne County Historical Society


Featured in the Wayne County Historical Society's "Fire! Fire! History of Fire Fighting in Wayne County" exhibit is this alarm box, once part of Honesdale's recently disconnected alarm system. Firefighters in uniform or with official card will be admitted free to the museum at 810 Main St., Honesdale, on September 11 and 12.

The Wayne County Historical Society announced this week that its membership, Board of Trustees and Executive Director Sally Talaga have invited the visiting firemen of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Firemen's Federation to visit the new "Fire! Fire! History of Fire Fighting in Wayne County" exhibit, housed in the recently opened John and Helen Villaume Wing of the society's museum at 810 Main St., Honesdale. All firemen in uniform or with official card will be admitted free to the museum during the Federation's convention, hosted by Hose Co. No. 1 of Honesdale on September 11 and 12. The museum has also extended its hours on Saturday, September 12, and will be open from 10 am to 6 pm. Regular hours are 10 am to 4 pm Wednesday through Saturday.

Other exhibits in the new wing include the popular "Faces in Clay" and a photo exhibit of the Jones and Roa expedition, which recently explored the route of the Delaware & Hudson Canal. Leading to these exhibits is "The Wayne County Experience," a walk through Wayne County history. The museum also features the always popular "Movin' Energy" display of Delaware & Hudson memorabilia, including the famous Stourbridge Lion replica; an extensive collection of Dorflinger and other Wayne County glass and a photo exhibit by popular Honesdale restauranteur Jeff Hiller.

As usual, the public is invited to tour the exhibits. Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. For more information, contact the Wayne County Historical Society at 570-253-3240 or wchshop@ptd.net or visit their website at waynehistorypa.org.