December 20 2008

Press Release: Wayne County Historical Society Grand Opening A Success!

WCHS First Vice President Carol Henry Dunn, Rep. Mike Peifer, Wayne County Treasurer Brian Field. Ms. Dunn was chair of the new "Wayne County Experience" exhibit.

WCHS President Wayne Wilcha (left) accepts a generous donation from Karey Lowe (center) and Kelsi Becker. Karey and Kelsi represented the Honesdale High School History Club at the festivities. The "Wayne County Experience" banner was designed by Kristen Hillier McKissick, a Wayne County native.

The new John and Hellen Villaume Wing.

The grand opening of the Wayne County Historical Society's new John and Helen Villaume Wing drew record crowds over the weekend. Reponse was overwhelmingly positive to both the new exhibits and refurbished old favorites. The WCHS museum and research library are now back to regular hours - 10 am to 4 pm, Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is free to members. For more information, visit the society's website,