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									Wayne County Historical Society
PO Box 446, 810 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431 570 253-3240, FAX 570 253-5204 e-mail Director - wchs@ptd.net & Librarian - wchspa@ptd.net

2003 Annual Report
Board of Trustees
Ann O’Hara - President Carol Henry Dunn - 1st Vice-President Rodney Brown - 2nd Vice-President Margaret Steffen – Secretary Robert Knash - Treasurer Juan Espino Harry (Skip) Hillier Marjorie Murphy Wayne Wilcha John Garrah Jim Kundratic Ann Schweighofer Frances Gruber Linda Dix Lee Sally Eno Soden Elaine Herzog Matthew Meagher Gene Tagle

Sally Talaga - Director Gloria McCullough - Research Librarian Ron Brill & Ellie Larsen - Receptionists/Museum Shop Sales Marcia Austin – Custodian

Board of Trustees– Frank Barger, Linus Myers, and Dorothy Samson did not wish to be re-elected
in April. Juan Espino of Hawley, Matthew Meagher and Ann Schweighofer, both of Honesdale, were elected to fill these vacant chairs. The Wayne County Community Foundation and Honesdale Lions Club honored Robert Knash at their annual dinners.

Collections Committee - Marjorie Murphy, Chairperson
One hundred fifty-seven new accessions were received and processed via computer using the latest version of Past Perfect. These included:
John Adamovich - two dioramas made by donor (types of early roads & canal/railroad) Arlene & Frank Avery - 4 photos of HHS class of 1936; WW II inductees for March, August, & Sept. 1942 in front of courthouse; framed print of the Stourbridge Lion Jim & Dora Bader - H.H.S. 50th Class Reunion Program, 1953-2003; 13 b & w photos of The Wayne Independent’s operations in the 1970's & donor’s father Edward F. Bader; 20 misc. photos; book: Monastery of Saint Tikhon, 75th Anniversary, Journal, May 1980 Charles & Lorraine Bentley - Katz Bros. & Butler Bros, Honesdale gift boxes; David M. Boyd re-election memento; & The Wayne Independent's 1940 calendar George Box - metal container containing a sample of Dony's British Universal Salve, P.W.Lerch & Co., Honesdale, PA Dorothea Bryant - book: Commemorative Biographical Record of NE PA Louise Brennan - Lackawanna-Wayne Farm and Home News, Vol. 1, No. 7, May 1949 Edith Brown - photo of Brown School, Salem Township, 1976 Ross Brownscombe - hard covered book: The Brownscombes...past and present, by Audrey L. Quatrale Marty Caldwell - photocopied diary of Daniel Orlando Brown, Hollisterville, Salem Township, PA, 1876; four generation chart; and information on the descendants of John Brown Bruce Campbell - hard covered book: Holt! T'Other Way!, by Leslie Wood Eugene Cook - two documents: 1793 land transfer from Commonwealth of PA to Hans Ulrich Swingle & list of early settlers of South Canaan as of 1786 John Creighton - capon display for Farm Museum Elizabeth Dennis - three Beach Lake post cards Franklin Dereamer - booklet: Dorflinger, 1828 - 1915 Alice Eno Dreyer - Peil's Drug Store bottle & A.M.Leine, druggist glass measure spoon

Carol Dunn - oral history about ice harvesting given by Carl Rickert on two audiotapes; books: Everyday Life of the 1800's and Discovering Your Female Ancestors; D.M. Korba, Pleasant Mount Store's bills for 1920s'; IOOF Lodge 88, Minute Book, 1900-1903 and Dues Book, 1868-1899; 18 photos of the moving and installation in 2001 of Bethel School's replica outhouse Alice Eno Dryer - oil painting by F. Breidenstein, 2 photos, & 6 post cards George Fluhr - booklets: Rafting on the Delaware River, by William S. Lesh, reprinted from the Milford Dispatch and Pike County Press, Nov. 1946, compiled by donor; Saint Ann's Parish in Lackawaxen & Shohola Townships, Pike Co. PA; Tom Quick, A TwentyFirst Century Perspective; Bill Quick – Father of Tom; A Very Questionable Tom Quick Legend, by donor; reprint from Harper's New York & Erie Guide Book, 1851; antique Xmas post cards Francis & Martha Franco - Garage Mix Legend, compiled by donors Aileen Freeman - book: The Land No One Wanted, by donor John Garrah - The New York Herald, April 27, 1851 Doris Goerlitz - various Wayne County school records 1913 to 1929, 6 digital photo reproductions of LaAnna & Newfoundland schools Glenn Good - spiral bound volume: The Sodom Schoolhouse and Its Influence on the Foundation of American Education James Ham - Capt. James Ham's (Civil War veteran) papers, spiral bound compiled by donator Ruth Ann Hauth - photo of Beach Lake High School's graduating class; 16 issues (fall 1951-June 1956) of Spotlight, a publication of Honesdale High School's Commercial Department Carolyn & Hank Heitmann - photo: Honesdale Eagles, 1913; Berlin Township School District seal stamp, 1904; lease between John Ferguson & J. W. Fergusen, both of Sterling Township; & PA Daily Legislative Record, 1861, No. 98 Merle Hunt - 8 digital reproductions of graduation classes & one-room school class photos Jon Inners – set of posters entitled: Blasting Rock, Building Locks and Hauling Coal: Geologic Influences on the Construction and Operation of the D & H Canal, NY & PA John Johnson - slice from an oak log previously used as a water pipe in Church Street, Hawley Mildred Kellam - photo of Sonny & Gene Moser, wedding photo of James Orchard & Betty Brill, & remembrance card for Wm. Williams Betty & Fred Kimble - walking spinning wheel, yarn winder, scythe, wedding outfit (skirt, top, and pantaloons) worn & made by Bessie Rolston Eltz, three corset covers and camisole made by Octavia Rolston for her daughter Bessie Chris Knash - copy (on 4 sheets) of a 1795? survey map of the line between Monroe, Luzerne, & Wayne Counties Joe Kneller – booklet: Wildwood Park Outing Club, Inc. 100th Anniversary Kay Crandall - soft covered book: Discovering the History of Your House and Your Neighborhood, by Betsy J. Green Linda Dix Lee - 21 color photo of 2003 Farm Museum activities Bernadine Lennon - copy of donor's research paper Thomas Burns, Sr.-The Potter and photocopy of page 171 of Second Geological Survey of PA: Report of Progress, The Geology of Pike County on which Thomas Burks is mentioned Alice Lenz - envelope and condolence letter from Judge Alonzo Searle Carolyn & Bruce Mackle - sheet music: In Dear Old Wayne, by Joseph A. Bodie, Jr.; 9 photos Carson Mader - part of an iron anchor bolt and nut from coal pockets behind WCHS Patty Madigan - copy of a photo of the Beers School students about 1891 Bernard McGinnis - 3 copies of Tom McGinnis' oral history, framed photo of the Church Hill Gang Plus Two, 11 pages of info on the same written by donor Alva McLaughlin – CD: Swingle Genealogy (as of Aug. 2003) Susan & Tim Moffitt - 11 color photos of the moving of the Torrey building on May 27, 1981, taken from roof of Honesdale Post Office Betty Morris - two handled adjustable drill Tom Nebzydoski - canvas feed bag from COOP. G.L.F. Mills, Inc. Buffalo, NY Tim & Judy O’Connell - Souvenir booklet of Laurella School, 1899-1900 Ann O’Hara - 3 post cards of Damascus Inn, Beach Lake beach, O'Malley Cottage of Lake Como; books: Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia, 1800-1819 & The Cottage Histories of Lake Shehawken; 1920; The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England 1634-1635, Vol. III, G-H & The Great Migration Newsletter, Vol. 6-10, 1997-2001; booklet: Merchants, Tradesman and Manufactures Financial Condition for Wayne County, PA, Paul O’Hara - soft cover book: Vintage Postcards of Historic Pleasant Mount, Wayne County, Pennsylvania, by donor Ruth Avery Olver - Genealogy -- Families Of: Henry AVERY, Edward AVERY, William AVERY, Raymond AVERY, Ruth OLVER, Walter PETERSON, Stephen BENNETT, John NILES, & Pieter PULIS Florence Peck - Wayne Hospital News, Vol. 17 Donald Pugh - digital photo of the hand colored print, Wall Street, New York, 1790,; colored etching: A Colonial Minuet, Bow to Your Partner, by Jennie Brownscombe; auction catalogs: Skinner, May 8, 1998 & William Doyle Galleries, Inc., September 19, 1979; Life Magazine, November 23, 1942; books: Women Impressionists Poster Book & Tales of the Mayflower Children all of which contain works by Jennie Brownscombe Ab & Sally Rutherford - WW I poster, Seven Maples guest book 1948-1962, and brochure for the latter Dorothy Samson - 2 oral history tapes taken by donor & given by Howard Day Phil Schaltenbrand - soft covered book: Bigware Turners, The History and Manufacture of Pennsylvania Stoneware, by donor Floyd Schnakenburg – booklets: PA School Journal, February & March 1924; 7 classroom wall maps with wooden case; 2 opaque glass globes; programs for HHS class of 1920 commencement & class night Lou Seelig - soft covered book: Need to Succeed by donor JoAnn Seiler - 6 Lyric Theater Programs 1924 & 1925, photo of Pastor Walter Fredericks Carlton Slater - copy of WCHS's 1930 Bylaws, Members & Gifts Sally Eno Soden - oral history tapes & transcriptions of Kenneth Simons & Olga Moll done by donor Florence Southerton - 4 photos of Tessie Maloney Lau

Ken Sproson - three digital reprints of Louis Hensel Mimi Steffen – 2 photos of Poytelle School & 3 of former Leonardsville School taken by donor Martha Storie – booklets: The Second Annual Report of the Young Men's Bible Society of Wayne County, 1824; Premium List for the Wayne County Agricultural Society, 1864 & 1881; The Honesdale Democrat, Oct. 8, 1863 Florence Martin Stouber - various Wayne County documents from 1802 to 1853 Jodie Taylor – Jennie Brownscombe colored etching: Sunday Morning at Sleepy Hollow (Washington Irving) William Theobald - photo of 513 Main Street, Honesdale, circa 1900 Walter Ungerer - 7 digital reproduction prints of Hawley scenes John Van Horn - digital photo of the front of main museum, hard copies & on disk, summer 2003 Gail Wallat - three leather bags, baumanometer, and appointment books (1945-50) belonging to Paul F. Wallat, D.O. of Hawley Richard Walter - 1947 photo of Pleasant Mount School and students County of Wayne - 1859 Holy Bible with several signatures of Wayne County officials inside the covers & document entitled, List for Commissioners to fix the Seat of Justice for Wayne County Genealogy Group - CD's: Worden's Index to the NY Genealogical & Biographical Records 1870-1998, The New York Genealogical & Biographical Record 1870-1899; book: Third Supplement to Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700 Gouldsboro Area Foundation - booklet: Iron & Ice Wayne Memorial Hospital - 3 copies of booklet entitled: Remembering "Doc" Propst

The wooden base of our Thomas Jackson tall case clock was repaired. Five samplers from our Textile Collections were re-matted and framed using archival materials. Several items in our Ice Harvesting Collections were loaned to the Lacawac Sanctuary for exhibit. Several metal parts of the Eclipse (D & H C. Co.’s gravity passenger car) were borrowed to make a mold to manufacture parts for Waymart Area Historical Society’s car 43.

Education Committee - Sally Eno Soden, Chairperson
For the sixth year the Society organized the Wayne County Heritage Trail project in which 194 fourth graders of Lakeside School visited eight county interpreted historic sites in two days. A Wayne Highlands School District eighth grade class taught by Dave Wacker and Priscilla Tagle were docents at the sites after doing original research and preparing curriculum materials. Many volunteers again made this project possible. Filming and research for a documentary on the life of local artist Jennie Brownscombe by Donald & Ian Pugh continued and included Barry Lewis’s (New York City architectural historian) visit to Honesdale for two days in September. Wayne Highlands School District and WCHS signed a cooperative agreement earmarking the profits from the sale of giclee prints of the district’s original Jennie Brownscombe oil painting, Children Playing in the Orchard, for documentary production expenses. This totaled $6,633.50 for twenty-seven prints sold. Last July WCHS helped coordinate and was a part of the local filming of the Arts & Entertainment television network’s documentary on the Umstadter homicide case from. The case concerns the tragic death of Honesdale High School student Kristen Umstadter in a DUI-related two-car crash in August 1986 on Rt. 652. Kristen was the President of the local SADD chapter and passenger in the car driven by Glenn Evans. Her brother was convicted of the subsequent homicide of Evans. The documentary was aired on A & E’s City Confidential series, Saturday, March 13, 2004 at 10:00 PM EST.

Farm Museum Committee – Linda Dix Lee, Chairperson
Wayne County’s former Penn State Extension Agent, John Creighton, donated a large capon display, which was incorporated into the existing exhibit. Major changes were made to the J. B. Park Farm Museum in time for the Wayne County Fair. These included a new traffic flow, a live demonstration of a dog-operated treadmill, new sale items, and the popular Dave Williams Show. In addition, members of the committee visited several farm museums to bring back ideas for future and existing exhibitions. For the first time, an award entitled People Who Make a Difference in Wayne County Agriculture was presented to Marlyn Shaffer of Hamlin and D. Ellis Dix of Pleasant Mount. Both are long time Wayne

County dairy farmers and advocates of local agriculture. These honorees were recognized with a display in the farm museum and during our annual fall dinner. The Farmers’ Oral History/Photo Archives Project was begun. Four committee members began conducting interviews and collecting photographs from farm family members to document their way of life in Wayne County. Chairperson Linda Dix Lee and Director Sally Talaga spent a total of 120 hours cataloging the contents of the museum using Past Perfect software.

Finance Committee – Robert Knash, Chairman
As required by law ParenteRandolph reviewed the Society’s 2002’s financial records. Endowment Account - $3,102.53 in interest was transferred to the 2005 Addition Account. By year’s end the fair market value of the fund was $135,853.91 a 16.1 % increase from last year. 2005 Addition Account – By year’s end fair market value was $284,709.14 a 26.4% increase from last year. A $10,000 bequest was received from the estate of Harriet L. Abbey of California. Grants Received (not mentioned elsewhere in this report) – A $10,000 county appropriation was matched by a $10,000 General Operating Support Grant from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.

Fund Raising Committee - John Garrah, Chairman
This committee continued in this third of five years of fund raising to build an addition to the main museum/library in 2005. Business and individuals donated a total of $19,097.50 and $26,160 respectively. In addition, the following foundations contributed a total of $11,297.50: IBM, David Katz, John & Helen Villaume, and Wayne County Community Foundation The following business & organizations:
Ashley Chev. -Cad-RV Center, Camp Shohola for Boys, Camp Watonka, Owl Chrysler Jeep, Inc., Freedom Lodge No. 88, Herzog Trucking Co. Inc., Highhouse Oil Co., Inc., Highlights for Children, Honesdale National Bank, Narrowsburg Feed, PPL Services Corp., Pleasant Valley Grange Community Hall Association, Top Notch Distributors, Inc., ReMax Wayne, Edw. J. Schwarz, Inc., Shehawken Tree Farm L.L.C., The Dime Bank, Varcoe Printing House, Inc., Wal-Mart, Wayne Bank, Woman’s Club of Honesdale, Woodland Design Associates, Inc.

The following individuals: Dr. James A. Alborano, Gary Beilman, Ron Brill, Kent L. Brown, Jr., Dr. Rodney D. Brown, Thomas F. Burke Jr., Dr. & Mrs. John Burlein V.M.D., Fred C. Butler, Jane Treat Cable, Thomas N. Carney, B. Byron & Virginia Crain, Maureen B. Crane, Lewis J. & Lisa Critelli, Carol F. Cunningham, Lester & Jeanne M. Davis, Mr. & Mrs. William W. Davis, Jr., Howard E. Day, Bruce C. Dein, Jean L. Dennhardt, Carol H. Dunn, Arthur & Eloise L. Fasshauer, Kim & Michael F. Fisch, Frances W. Fitzpatrick, M/M Frances Franco, John A. Frei, Forrest Gager, Margaret M. Gartland, Sal & Judy Giglio, Frances S. Gruber, Marie Hall, Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Hawley, Harry & Elaine L. Hiller, Atty. Lother C. Holbert, Herman A. Huber, John Jubinsky, Patricia D. Kile, Mary Kipp, Robert Knash, Robert Kramer, Lou, & Fran Krasovic, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kreitner, Lewis B. & Linda D. Lee, Nelson Leet, Bernadine A. Lennon, Mr. & Mrs. Wellington Lester, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Liptak, Graham R. Lobb, Joan Lonsdorf, Bruce & Carolyn T. Mackle, William J. Mamber, Bernard W. McGinnis, Ann O’Hara, Beverly & Mill Olver, Judith Anne Poltanis, Howard H. Raught, Alfred & Winifred Reeser, Sonya Reutelhuber, Edward & Maureen Rickard, Mr. & Mrs. Russell L. Ridd, Diane Rohrbough, Ab & Sally N. Rutherford, Sherry Rutherford & Daniel Maltby, Marjorie B. Schmidlin, Sandra Schultz, Ray & Florence Schweighofer, Sally Eno Soden, Mimi Steffen,

Gene Tagle, C.H. Teeple, Joseph Timko, Constance K. Tingley, Keith F. Vansant, Earl & Dorothy Wilcox, George Williams, Jr., Elizabeth E. Wilson, Susan & Stanley Winters This year the Signature Quilt Fund Raising Project chaired by Dorothy Samson, Genealogy Fair 2003 chaired by Ann O’Hara, Secret Garden Tour chaired by Jeanne Petta, Golf Tournament chaired by Robert Knash, and the Antique & Collectable Auction chaired by Carol Dunn raised $600.00, $660.50, $1,040.00, $1,341.00 and $8,426.41 respectively for the 2005 Addition Fund.

Historic Preservation – Juan Espino, Chairperson
In its eleventh year the Historic Preservation Awards program recognized the following projects/individuals:
St John’s R.C. Parish for the interior renovations of St. Mary Magdalen Parochial Residence, 414 Church Street, Honesdale Donna & Dennis Corrigan for the restoration of the Major Elisha Strong House, Starrucca Sarah Corrigan & Michael Searls for the restoration /renovation of the Haggerty House, 529 Hudson Street, Hawley Christopher Hughes & Sheelah Kaye-Stepkin for the adaptive re-use of the First National Bank of Hawley, 302 Main Ave., Hawley William Amptman for preserving local history through his artwork Shehawken Lake Association for their publication: The Cottage History of Lake Shehawken

Member Bernadine Lennon represented the Society in the mitigation discussions of the Haag’s Mill bridge replacement by Penn DOT. Director Sally Talaga did the same for the 4th Street & Church Street, Honesdale bridges.

Library Committee - Ann O’Hara, Chairperson
The Research Library kept pace with the demand of historians, consultants and genealogists, although that demand frequently put a severe strain on our physical and technical facilities. Six hundred and twenty-seven people recorded their use of the library, an increase of 14% from 2002. Filing, updating existing databases, computer cataloging which include the scanning of images into Past Perfect, and transcribing Oral Histories continued. The use of the Library Registration Cards, a more accurate method of counting patrons, went into effect January 2003. This year’s The Weekly Almanac newspapers were microfilmed. Microfilm of 2003’s The Wayne Independent newspaper was purchased. Genealogy Fair 2003 entitled, Motivation for Relocation: Why Our Ancestors Left Home, chaired by Ann O’Hara, attracted sixty participants on June 14th. Under the aegis of this committee the Wayne County Genealogy Group met monthly, January through October. Attendance at the meetings averaged fifteen people. Ten people attended a Cemetery Crawl in Northern Wayne County on May 12th.

Membership Committee – Matthew Meagher, Chairman
There were 72 new members. The following members donated a total of $3,520.25 beyond their annual dues for general operating expenses: Richard Adams, Edward Barnes, Elizabeth Baumann, Gary & Jean Beilman, Margaret Brunn, Richard Bruns, William Burgemeister, Edwin & Lorraine Calkin, Patricia Christian, Kay Crandall, Edward & Dorothy Dix, Walter Donachy, Vern Faatz, Errol & Mary Ann Flynn, Martha & Francis Franco, Bryan Frantz, William Fuchs, Grant Genzlinger, Eugene Glantz, Albert D. Glover, Louis Frances Gruber, John Gumpper, Arlene Hawker, Harold & Dorothy Hawley, Burton & Doris Henry, Mary Higham, Corinne Hoexler, Jon Inners, John Jubinsky, Stanley & Eileen Krasovic, Doris Kretchmer, Nelson Leet, Bernadine Lennon & John Tandy, Barbara Leo, Paul & Catherine Liptak, Douglas Logan, Bruce & Carolyn Mackle, Carol MacMaster, Jack Martin, John G. Martinkovitch, George Murphy Jr., Joseph & Patricia Murray, William Murray, Dorothy Norton, Paul Ramshaw, Bill & Doris Rogers, Louise Guanzini Roney, Marilyn

Smith, Wilson & Debra Smith, George Stanton, Charles Taintor, Joe Timko, Jane Varcoe, Pamela Vetere, Jon Villaume, Nancy Vocci, Donald N. Wacker, Rich Wallace, Wayne & Maria Wilcha, Kenneth Wilmarth, Stanley & Susan Winters

Oral History Committee – Sally Eno Soden, Chairperson
The committee continued to record, transcribe, and catalog oral histories for deposit in our Research Library.

Outreach and Community Involvement
The Society was an active member of the Delaware & Hudson Transportation Heritage Council, which is made up of sites/organizations along the former canal and gravity railroad. Society Director Sally Talaga is a member of the Greater Honesdale Partnership’s Board of Directors, meeting monthly with the purpose of revitalizing downtown Honesdale. Our weekly WYCY-FM radio program on Sunday mornings, following the 7:00 AM news, continued throughout the year with President Ann O’Hara as the host.

Personnel Committee– Rodney Brown, Chairperson
Receptionist Ellie Larsen joined the staff on April 9th replacing Jeanne McConnell who resigned the end of 2002.

Four informative issues of the Society’s newsletter were published with the editorial and layout expertise of Trustee Gene Tagle. 2002’s Annual Report to the membership was published and mailed with the spring newsletter. For the eleventh year in a row, the Society chose sites, Marge Hook and Sally Soden researched and wrote the text for the Honesdale National Bank’s historic calendar. The book entitled Nomenclature of Wayne County, by Thomas Ham & compiled by George Fluhr was republished with index by Gene Tagle. Gene also expanded his booklet The Early Irish of Wayne County, Pennsylvania.

Public Programs and Museums’ Exhibits
Librarian Gloria McCullough coordinated two bus trips, to Waterloo Village, New Jersey on June 1st and Rondout, New York, on September 28th. . Sixty-five members and guests attended the Annual Fall Dinner on October 19th at the Honesdale Golf Club. After dinner, the Historic Preservation Awards and the People Who Make a Difference in Wayne County Agriculture Awards were given. In January Gene Tagle organized a Speakers Bureau. Eleven speakers volunteered to speak on thirty-five topics. By year-end eighteen programs were given to various groups. The Society held an Exhibits Opening Party on March 28th, Stourbridge Lion Anniversary Open House on August 8th, and Holiday Open House/Jennie Brownscombe Exhibit Opening on November 29th. Three new exhibits were hung in our main museum during the year. They included Stitches In Time (stitched handwork including several samplers), Weston Stoneware, and Jennie Brownscombe: Wayne County’s Own.

A wooden model of a D & H Canal lock and base, both made by volunteer Bill Mamber, was added to our existing D & H Canal Co. exhibit. A total of 3,028 visitors (14% decrease from 2002) and 594 children in groups (11.2% increase from 2002) toured the main museum during the year. This included twenty-one guided tours. Bethel School, this circa 1870 one-room country school in Berlin Township hosted an Open House on the first Sunday of June, July, August, and September, and also on October 12th. A teacher reenactment was performed at each day. The site was included in the Wayne County Heritage Trail and was opened for various other groups. Total number of visitors was 364. Volunteers staffed the J. B. Park Farm Museum for eight hours a day during fair week and 3,410 people (44% increase from 2002) toured this building located on the Wayne County Fair Grounds. This site is also included on the Wayne County Heritage Trail, described above in the Education Committee section.

Shop - Ron Brill, Manager
New items in the Museum Shop were the 2003 limited edition 3-D brass ornament of the Silsby Steam Engine; 2004 Honesdale National Bank/WCHS calendar; Giclee prints of four original works by Jennie Browscombe; note cards of the front doors of Honesdale’s D & H Canal Co. Office; the following books: A Pictorial History of Wayne County, Pennsylvania, Her People and Their Pride, Vol. 3; One Room School Houses, Wayne County Pennsylvania; Vintage Postcards of Historic Pleasant Mount; History of the Township of Mount Pleasant, Wayne County; Me, An Autobiography; Images of America, The Delaware & Hudson Canal and the Gravity Railroad;, Hard Times; Bigware Turners, The History and Manufacture of Pennsylvania Stoneware, 1720-1920; Wallenpaupack; Links to the Past, The Fairview State Hospital Agricultural Complex; and several new consignment items. Our on line shop was greatly expanded and improved.

Stourbridge Lion’s 175th Anniversary Celebration Committee – Rod Brown, Chairperson
August 8, 2004 will be the 175th anniversary of the first running of the Stourbridge Lion by the D & H Canal Co. This committee worked on obtaining the following, necessary for our replica of the Lion to run under steam on the anniversary: complete project budget; adequate funding and insurance; written permission from Canadian Pacific Rail which owns the replica, to perform all testing and firing up; State boiler certification; and purchase a low-boy trailer to transport the replica. By year’s end only the final item was completed. Other events for the weekend of August 7th & 8th where planned to date are:  D & H Symposium III- speakers and venue secured  Stourbridge Line rail excursion to Lackawaxen, PA with BBQ dinner and vignette by the Ritz Company Players, Train of Thought – A Lion’s Share of Pride  Ab Rutherford’s first person interpretation of Horatio Allen, the Stourbridge Lion’s engineer The Antique Dealers Association of Wayne, Pike, PA & Sullivan County, NY; Rodney Brown; Frances Gruber; William Mamber; Kenneth Sproson; and an anonymous donor donated a total of $4,600 and $2,049 was spent on expenses for the celebration. An additional $1,000 was donated by the Wayne County Community Foundation to the celebration committee.

Technology Committee – Carol Henry Dunn, Chairperson
A new laptop computer, hard drive for the Director’s computer, tape back up, & projector were purchased. The laptop was used for cataloging the contents of the J. B. Parks Farm Museum.

Towpath to Trail Project - Grant Genzlinger, Chairperson

On June 7th & 8th, due to very heavy rain on the 7th, twenty-six volunteers donated a total of 137 hours working on the grounds and removing the Rt. 6 side of the building’s porch. Before and after these dates volunteers worked on cutting down trees in and around the bed of the canal north of lock 31 house. The planning phase of this project progressed. A contract was signed on September 12th with historical architect John Bowie to prepared the Historic Structure Report for Lock House 31 and Interpretive Plan for the same. The Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority granted our request for $15,000 to match grant funds previously awarded by Penn DOT for these plans. Paperwork required by Penn Dot’s to contract a consultant to prepare the Master Site Plan for the 16 acres owned by the Society and the Greenway Plan, which will study the feasibility of extending the towpath/trail beyond what is owned by the Society, was worked on but not completed by year’s end.

Volunteers –
In addition to the Board of Trustees and staff the following volunteers recorded their donated time:
Chris Ahrens, Clifford Ammerman, Richard Anke, Tom Atkinson, Frank Barger, John Bartron, Jean & Peter Becker, Al Benner, George Box, Samantha Branning, Louise Brennan, Dick Briden, Ronald F. Brill, Lois Brown, Ed Buckmaster, Ken Bunnell, Andy Burr, Fred Butler, Paul Christopher, Carl Christopherson, Janet & David Churchill, Doris Cook, Kay Crandall, Terry & Julia Crowder, Clayton Crum, Sarah & Tom Dein, Steve DeLuca, Elizabeth Dennis, Geralyn Diamond, Margaret Dickey, Kay Dillemuth, Kate Doherty, William Dunn, David Dunsmore, Morgan Dux, Barbara & David Edwards, Richard O. Eldred, Paul & Loreda Everett, Billie Fenwick, Harry Fenwick, Mollie Fenwick, J. Thomas Fives, George Fluhr, Gail Frisbie, Margaret Gaardsmoe, Wilsa Garbe, Grant Genzlinger, Carol & Duane Giles, Harold Gilhool, Doris Goerlitz, Joan Goetz, Mark Grandjean, Mark & Sue Graziadio, Claire Gregory, David Griner, Joseph Gruber, Ruth Ann Hauth, Arlene Hawker, Harold & Dorothy Hawley, Kay Heberling, Alana Henry, Harry & Pearl Hochstadt, Opal Hocker, Calvin Holbert, Natalie & Roberta Holcomb, Helen Hook, Joe & Marge Hook, Elizabeth Hopler, Thomas Howell, Tom & Karen Jackson, Gladys Jamieson, Jim & Sally Kerwin, Danielle Ketch, Dorothy Kieff, Harold & Mary Kimble, Mary Kipp, Carl Klinger, Jim, John “Grower” & Judith Knash, Robert Kramer, Eugene Krause, Heinz Krause, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kreitner, Michael Krol, Julie Krug, James Kundratic, Robert, & Katherine Larsen, Nancy Leamon, Lewis Lee, Lorraine Leet, Barbara Leo, Gus Leunes, Joseph Lindner, David Lindow, Paul & Catherine Liptak, Joan Litzenbauer, Joan Lonsdorf, Janet Loring, Sally Love; Theodore & Linda, Bridget Malakin, William Mamber, Anna Marie Markle, Karen Martin, John G. Martinkovitch, William McAllister, Cheryl McDonough; Kathryn & Paul Meagher Jr., Jet Mermell, Christopher Miller, Rolf Moeller, Edward & Avis Moran, William & Joyce Morgan, Martha Mummert; Nick & Tom Nebzydoski, Chris, Nelson, Jane M. Parrish, Georgette Pascotto, Jorge A. Perez, Jeanne Petta, Robert Powell, Stan Pratt, Donald & Ian Pugh, Paul Ramshaw, James Richner, Edward W. Rickard, Earl Riefler, Mike & Mary Rivardo, Bill & Sandy Roberts, Sharon Robinson, James A. Rodda, Bill & Doris Rogers, Louise Guanzini Roney, Albert G. & Bailie Rutherford, Herman Rutsch, Dorothy Samson, Christine San Jose, Margaret Sandercock-Freeman, Dolly Schleiff, Warren Schloesser, Floyd Schnakenberg, Sandra Schultz, Alice Scott, Peggy Scott, Jo Ann Seiler, Leslie Sikora, Eve Skier, Andrew & Cathy Smith, Donald Smith, Barbara & Rylee Smyth, Kenneth Sproson, Sue Spuhler; Margaret, Peter & Pam Steffen, Richard & Nancy Sterck, Cynamon Stinnard, Dorothea Szczesniak, Joanne Tagle, Laura & Paul Talaga, Paul Telerico, Andy Tierman, Marge Treat, Donald & Barbara Van Gorder, Shirley & Joseph Verrastro Jr., John & Michael Visci, Donald Wacker, Joseph Washeleski, John G. Weidner, David Williams Jr., Clark Williams-Platko, Dorothy, Samantha & Mark Zimmer

In-kind donations were received from the following businesses:
Beach Lake Mat Service Bulldog Maintenance Co., Inc. Computer Works Country Auction Dave’s Super Duper Supermarket Day’s Bakery Grandstyle Framing Co Laurel Hill Designs. Litzenbauer Enterprises Rutherford Surveying The deWit Media Group The Settlers Inn Varcoe Printing House

Prepared by Sally Talaga, Director

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