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December 8 2009

Press Release: WCHS Photo Archives


Marge Hook, Joe's widow, official renames the collection.

The Hooks' dear friends, the Liptak family, joined Marge at the Aprildedication. (l to r) Dan Liptak, Marge Hook, Ashley Liptak, Jessie Liptak, Janice Liptak and WCHS Director Sally Talaga.

The Wayne County Historical Society's collection of over 7,000 photographs has been renamed the "Joseph C. Hook Memorial Photo Archives" in memory of Joe Hook, a tireless volunteer who worked many years on the project to catalog and digitize the collection. The photos can be searched and viewed on computer monitors in the Research Library at the Wayne County Historical Society, 810 Main St., Honesdale, between 10 am and 4 pm Wednesday through Saturday. The museum and library are free to members, $5 for non-members. For more information, contact Librarian Gloria McCullough at (570) 253-3240 or wchspa@ptd.net.