December 30 2010

Press Release: WCHS Open House a Success!

Hedy Kunstmann, who provided musical holiday spirit with her "magic flute."

Executive Director Sally Talaga and President Elaine Herzog prepare to cut the building's 150th birthday cake. The building, former headquarters of the Delaware & Hudson Canal Co., was built in 1860, and the cake was baked by volunteer Linda Malakin in 2010.

(l to r, rear) Rudolph, Frosty and Santa; (front) Volunteer Nathan Lefferts.

Latest in a series of collectible ornaments, the Bethel One-Room School, available at the Wayne County Historical Society and other retail outlets for $17.50 plus tax.

A festive crowd filled the Wayne County Historical Society Saturday night, November 27, as the society celebrated its annual Holiday Open House and the 150th birthday of its main building, formerly the office of the Delaware & Hudson Canal Co. Members and friends took the opportunity to take a last look at several exhibits that will close at the end of December, including the acclaimed "Fire! Fire! The History of Fire Fighting in Wayne County." The museum, library and museum shop will remain open 10 am to 4 pm Wednesday through Saturday through December 31, and this year's collectible ornament, the Bethel School, is still available in the shop along with many other gift items. For more information, contact the Wayne County Historical Society at 570-253-3240, or