December 3 2011

Press Release: Raffle Winners Announced at WCHS Open House

Volunteer Sheila Vaswani, who kept busy serving food and drink to the guests.

Flautist Hedy Kunstmann contributed her musical skill to the event.

Shop Manager Kay Stephenson and volunteer Jane Brooks kept up with the brisk sales of books, ornaments and other gift items.

The crowd nearly overwhelmed the tables laden with homemade refreshments.

The largest crowd in recent memory attended the November 26 Holiday Open House at the Wayne County Historical Society. Donations of food, drink, time and hard work made it a memorable event for staff, volunteers, board of trustees, members and guests. In addition to book signings, tours, music and refreshments, guests learned the winners of the WCHS 2011 Cash Carolyn Knash Reinhart, Chalfont, PA, who won first prize of $1,000; Madeleine Coppola, Blooming Grove, PA, who won $750; Elizabeth Dennis, Beach Lake, who won $500; Patricia DeMore, San José, CA, who won $200; and Paul Talaga, Honesdale, who won $100.

The Wayne County Historical Society will be open Wednesday through Saturday 10 am to 4 pm through December, and will then be closed until April 21, when it will reopen with an open house introducing several new exhibits, including a major Howard Becker showcase.

The Museum Shop is featuring several news books this year, as well as the 2011 ornament (Honesdale National Bank) and many other items ideal for giving or keeping. To shop or tour the museum (or start learning more about your family or the history of the county), visit the shop, museum and library at 810 Main Street, Honesdale, or online at