On May 26, 1943, the Gospel Tabernacle was established under the direction of Rev. William R. Pisauro, pastor of the Union Church in Lake Ariel. Services were first held in the second floor meeting hall of Honesdale Hose Co. #1 on Main Street. The fledging group met at different locations over the next several years until they purchased a house on Court Street (current location of Boyds Mills Press) that was renovated to accommodate both a place of worship and a residence for the Pastor. On December 3, 1952, the Tabernacle purchased their present house of worship, the former Wayne County Memorial Hospital on Court and Ninth Streets. Church attendance has continued to grow over the years, and in 1992 the membership sold the present edifice to the Wayne County Commissioners and a new parcel of land was purchased off Grove Street on which a new church structure will be built. "Not your creed, but your need makes you welcome to this church," has been the invitation of the Tabernacle for fifty years.
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From 1993 through 2008 the Honesdale National Bank published an annual wall calendar, each featured 13 historic sites. The sites were chosen and researched by a committee of the historical society and artwork was commissioned to Judy Hunt and William Amptman by the bank.
This page was one month of the calendar and was made possible through the Wayne County Commissioners and a Tourism Promotion Committee’s Tourism Grant.
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