December 11 2010

Press Release: Bethel School gets Cleaned Up for Open House

Dorothy Kieff, WCHS Trustee and volunteer, cleans cobwebs from corners at Bethel School to get the 1870 structure ready for open houses this summer. The first Open House will take place on June 20 from 1 to 4 pm with a special presentation by 4th grade students at 2 pm. Open houses are free to the public.

The first Bethel School open house of 2010 will be held on Sunday, June 20, from 1 to 4 pm. As usual, there will be a special presentation at 2 pm, this time featuring by present-day 4th grade students. The Bethel School, built ca. 1870 in Berlin Township, is preserved as it was left when it was closed in the 1950s, thanks to the Wayne County commissioners and Wayne County Historical Society. The school is located on Bethel School Road off Route 652, about a mile from Route 6 east of Honesdale (turn at the former Indian Orchard Grange). For more information, contact the Wayne County Historical Society, 570-253-3240, or