December 11 2008

Press Release: Wayne County Historical Society Grand Opening UPDATE

Honesdale High School art teacher Ellen Silberlicht; HHS students Kelsey Pederson and Teka Lill; WCHS first vice president Carol Henry Dunn. The students volunteered to work on the "Wayne County Experience" exhibit created under the direction of Carol Dunn.

Executive Director Sally Talaga, Trustee Tom Colbert and President Wayne Wilcha move artifacts into one of the new climate-controlled storage areas.

John & Helen Villaume Wing, May 11, 2008.

John & Helen Villaume Wing, May 11, 2008.

With less than one week remaining before its May 17 Grand Opening, the new John and Helen Villaume Wing of the Wayne County Historical Society is just about ready to receive visitors. Favorite permanent exhibits have been moved or refurbished and joined by new exhibits on Wayne County history, Wayne County quilts, the recent Tour of Honor and photo displays. The museum will be open free of charge from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, May 17, with the ribbon cutting scheduled for 11 am; refreshments will be served. The museum will also be open free of charge on Sunday, May 18, from 12 noon to 4 pm. The museum and research library will resume regular hours, Wednesday through Saturday 10 am-4 pm, on Wednesday, May 21, and the museum is also open some summer Sundays. Call 570-253-3240 or visit for more information.