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2017 Centennial Historic Preservation Award

Beginning in 1993, the Wayne County Historical Society has recognized historic preservation projects that demonstrate considerable effort and/or financial commitment towards the preservation of buildings or specific objects. In past years, buildings, objects, and projects were nominated by peers and WCHS Trustees made the awards to the most worthy projects based on following as closely as possible the US Department of Interior’s Guidelines for Historic Preservation.

The 100th Anniversary year of the Wayne County Historical Society is 2017 and the Historic Preservation Award was selected in a different way this year.  All members of the community had a chance to vote for their favorite, most beloved and significant building in Wayne County. Voting took place from January 1 through August 31 in several different ways:

  • Votes were received by paper ballot dropped off/mailed to WCHS 810 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431.
  • Votes were received by paper ballot from a local newspaper, dropped off/mailed to WCHS, 810 Main Street, Honesdale, PA.
  • Votes were placed on-line through our website: www.waynehistorypa.org/page/centennial-hps-ballot

Voting for the “2017 Centennial Historic Preservation Award” is now complete. FINAL TALLIES are shown on this website. The winner will be honored during the Centennial Historic Preservation Award Ceremony on Saturday, October 21, 2017 to be held at the Main Museum.  All other Centennial Award finalists will receive a preserntation certificate at that Ceremony.

If you have any questions, please phone the Main Museum at 570-253-3240 or message us through our Facebook page.

Thank you for your interest in historic preservation and for voting during our Centennial year !!