WHITE MILLS — The Wayne County Historical Society's 5th Annual Canal Festival will be held Saturday, August 19th from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Delaware & Hudson Canal Park at Lock 31, Rt. 6, one mile
west of The Settlers Inn, Hawley.

This event is free to the public and will be held rain or shine.

Included in the day's schedule are many demonstrations including blacksmithing by Gravity Line Forge, Lake Ariel; various textile arts by
The Mountain Quiltworks, Beach Lake; rug weaving by Sue Wahl; doll repair
by Armonk Doll Hospital; wood carving by the Cherry Ridge Carving Club and
Tom Hollister; early trapping techniques by Ed Burgholzer; fly fishing
lure tying by William Daskel; long rifle firing by 143rd NY Vol. Infantry; and field techniques by members of Society of Pennsylvania Archaeology.

New this year are bike rides on the towpath and a doll restorer. So, bring
a blanket or lawn chair and spend the day enjoying this 16-acre park along
the beautiful Lackawaxen River.

This free rain or shine event will feature live traditional music;
blacksmith, spinning, weaving, quilting, wood carving, and early trapping
demonstrations; Civil War encampment with a rifle firings; guided history
and nature tours; children’s activities and nonprofit informational booths.

Food, including home baked goods and local maple syrup will be available for purchase, along with local history relates items and used books in the Canal Store.

Six authors will also be signing and selling their books.

The Wayne County Historical Society would like to thank the following sponsors for making this year’s festival possible: David Katz Foundation; Grimm Construction; AM Skier Insurance; Woodloch; Honesdale National Bank; Wayne, Pike, Sullivan Antique Dealers Association; Spencer Printing; Dirlam Brothers Lumber; Billie Ann Garbe; Doris Rogers; John and Peggy Block.

Future news articles will provide more details and the event’s brochure,
which includes the schedule of events and park map, can be found at

More information about the Wayne County Historical Society can be found at
www.WayneHistoryPA.org, by calling 570 253-3240, and by visiting its main
museum at 810 Main Street, Honesdale, Wednesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM and Sundays from noon to 4 PM.