The lineup for the Wayne County Historical Society's "Food for Thought" series of talks on Wayne County history is now complete. Albert G. Rutherford kicked off the series Sat., May 16, with the story of David McKelvy Peterson, America's first World War I ace and a Honesdale native.
Next Sat., May 27, the speaker is Mimi Steffen. Mimi, a former teacher herself, is the daughter of a teacher in one-room schools in Wayne County, and several years ago she began collecting the names and other data on the teachers in those schools through the years. Her database contains thousands of names along with the information she has gathered on the schools they taught in, the years they taught and in some cases, their salaries. Along the way, Mimi has absorbed a large amount of information on the history and culture of the era of one-room schools and is currently working on a book. Her talk is scheduled from 30 to 5:30 pm in the multi-purpose room of the Wayne County Historical Society, 810 Main Street, Honesdale.
Following is the remainder of the "Food for Thought" schedule. All talks begin are from 30 to 5:30 pm in the multi-purpose room.
|Sat., June 6||"Jones & Roa Expedition, Honesdale, PA to Kingston, NY"||Darren Jones & Ryan Roa|
|Sat., June 20||"A Stage Coach Ride from Newburgh, NY, across Wayne County"||Mary Curtis|
|Sat., June 27||"The Irish Experience in Wayne County"||Gene Tagle|
|Sat., July 11||"Murder, Mayhem & Sundry Misadventures in Wayne County"||Gloria McCullough & Ann O'Hara|
|Sat., July 25||"The Battle of Minisink"||George Fluhr|
|Sat., Aug. 8||"The Stourbridge Lion"||Ken Sproson|
|Sat., Aug. 15||"Early Settlers of Honesdale"||Ann O'Hara & Gloria McCullough|
|Sat., Sept. 5||"The Irving Cliff Hotel The Real Story"||Christine San Jose|
|Sat., Sept. 19||"History of Hawley"||Gene Tagle|
|Sat., Oct. 3||"Researching the History of Your House"||Sally Talaga|
|Sat., Oct. 31||"WCHS's Works of Art by Jennie Brownscombe"||Sally Talaga|
For more information, contact the Wayne County Historical Society at 570-253-3240 or email@example.com or stop in at the museum, 810 Main St., between 10 am and 4 pm Wednesday through Saturday.