The highlight of the Wayne County Historical Societys fall bus trip to Newburgh, New York on Saturday, September 22 will be a two-hour narrated cruise of the Hudson River aboard the River Rose, an authentic New Orleans paddle wheeler. The River Rose is air conditioned with two decks and is fully inspected and approved by the U.S. Coast Guard.
The trip will begin with a guided tour of Washingtons Headquarters. In the months that General Washington spent at Newburgh he made some of the most important decisions regarding the new republic. It was there that he rejected the idea that he should be king after the war and where he created and awarded the Badge of Military Merit which was the forerunner of the Purple Heart. Following the tour the group will visit Newburghs waterfront area and have the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely lunch in any one of a variety of restaurants, many featuring an assortment of ethnic foods. After lunch the group will board the River Rose for the scenic tour along the Hudson. The bus will depart from the Route 6 Mall in Honesdale at 30 am and return to that location at approximately 7 pm. Price is $50 for WCHS members and $55 for non-members. Deadline for reservations is September 8 and we regret that money for cancellations made after that date cannot be refunded. Reservations can be made at the Museum at 810 Main Street, Honesdale, Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm, or by phone with a credit card at 570-253-3240 or e-mail at email@example.com. Reservations can also be made by mailing a check to Wayne County Historical Society, PO Box 446, Honesdale, PA 18431. Please include your name, address, phone number and e-mail address. For more information contact Gloria McCullough at 570-253-3240 or firstname.lastname@example.org.