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Speakers

Included in the mission statement of the Wayne County Historical Society is the objective to educate the population about the history of the area and its historic value. To comply with this stated goal, the society has assembled a list of speakers who are available to expound on a number of topics of Wayne County history at various events, organizational meetings, reunions, etc. Speakers and topics may be selected from the following list. A request for a topic that is not on the list must be made a month prior to the event to allow time for research.

To request a speaker please contact the Executive Director at 570-253-3240 or email wchs@ptd.net

Other topics will be researched and presented on request.

 

  • CAROL HENRY DUNN
    • Boarding Houses of Berlin Township
    • Ice Harvesting
    • The Vanishing American Outhouse
    • Place Names in Wayne County
    • Early Honesdale in Photos
    • The Bethel One-Room School

  • ANN O'HARA
    • The Civil War
    • First Families of Honesdale
    • James Ham Letters (Civil War)
  • ANN O'HARA and KAY STEPHENSON
    • Wonderful, Wild, Wacky Women of Wayne County
    • Murder, Mayhem and Sundry Misadventures in Wayne County
    • Prohibition
    • From Pink to Steene
    • Colorful Characters of Wayne County

  • ALBERT RUTHERFORD
    • The Bethany to Honesdale Caper
    • Christy Mathewson
    • How the Cliff Was Named
    • Life of James Wilson
    • Life of James Archbald
    • Life of Horatio Allen
    • Life of David McKelvy Peterson, WWI Ace
    • Life of George W. Woodward
    • Life of Civil War General Edwin S. Osborne
    • Politics in 19th Century Wayne County
    • History of Hebron County/ Life of Samuel Stanton
    • Life of John Torrey
    • Miscellaneous Local History Topics

  • KAY STEPHENSON
    • Lincoln’s Christmases during the Civil War Years

  • SALLY TALAGA
    • Archiving 101 of Paper Based Collections
    • Processing Items Donated to the Historical Society
    • Jennie Brownscombe, 1850-1936