December 29 2008

Press Release: Classic Leslie Book Back in Print

Vernon Leslie

Cover of "Faces in Clay"

Karlyn Leslie Shedlowski, daughter of the author, presents volunteer Bruce Kovatch with a copy of "Faces in Clay," in gratitude for the work he did on moving and remounting the "Faces in Clay" exhibit at the Wayne County Historical Society.

Dr. Vernon Leslie's classic "Faces in Clay" is again available in the Wayne County Historical Society's Museum Shop. "Faces in Clay, The Archaeology and Early History of the Red Man in the Upper Delaware Valley," has been published as a quality paperback by Dr. Leslie's daughter, Karlyn Leslie Shedlowski. Priced at $29.95, the book fills a space on the shop's bookshelf left when the last copy of the hardcover edition was sold some years ago.

Dr. Vernon Leslie found his first Native American arrow point at age fourteen, which began an interest in archaeology that lasted until his death in 1994. The present volume represents forty years of research on area Indian sites during which Leslie found and catalogued thousands of prehistoric artifacts. His collection of over 4,000 catalogued artifacts, permanently on display at the Wayne County Historical Society in Honesdale, is considered the largest representative group of artifacts from the Upper Delaware Valley region.

A prominent local educator, researcher and author, Dr. Leslie was the recipient of many awards and honorary memberships in recognition of his achievements in archaeology, and also served on the editorial staffs of archaeological journals published in Canada, England, and the United States. In addition to these honors, Dr. Leslie was Wayne County Historian and wrote nine books on local

. Faces in The Archaeology and Early History of the Red Man in the Upper Delaware Valley. 1973 . The Battle of Minisink. 1976 . The Tom Quick Legends. 1977 . Honesdale and the Stourbridge Lion. 1979 . The Early Years. 1981 . Canal Honesdale 1850-1875. 1983 . A Profile of Protection Engine Company No 3, 1863-1913. 1986 . Things Wayne County 1876-1889. 1990 . Honesdale and the Stourbridge Lions. 1994

The "Faces in Clay" exhibit and the Wayne County Historical Society Museum Shop are located at 810 Main St., Honesdale, PA. "Faces in Clay" can also be ordered online from the society's website, or by phone with MasterCard or Visa at 570-253-3240.