Wayne County Historical Society’s 6th Annual Canal Festival will be held Saturday, August
18 from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Delaware and Hudson Canal Park at Lock 31, Rt. 6, one mile
west of The Settlers's Inn, Hawley, PA.
This free event will be held rain-or shine. Many demonstrations of skills from the canal-era
will be featured, including blacksmithing by Gravity Line Forge, Lake Ariel; textile arts
including spinning and quilting by The Mountain Quiltworks, Indian Orchard; rug weaving by
Sue Wahl; wood carving by Tom Hollister of the Cherry Ridge Carving Club; post-and-beam
construction by Robert Green; early trapping techniques by Ed Burgholzer; early American
decorative painting by Mulligan and Phillips; long rifle firing by 143 rd NY Vol. Infantry; and
field techniques by members of the Society of Pennsylvania Archaeology (see photo).
Forester Paul Kowalczyk will lead two nature walks and Sally Talaga will lead two canal
history walks.
In addition the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, Nation Park Service’s Upper Delaware
Scenic and Recreational River, Lackawaxen River Conservancy, Wayne County
Conservation District and Audubon of NE PA will have information tents.
Plus, there is much more to see and do. Go to www.WayneHistoryPA.or for schedule of the
day’s events and park map.
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;
Koberlein Environmental Services, Davis R. Chant Realtors; The Dime Bank; Dunn’s
Sawmill; Dunmore Roofing; Dunn’ Sawmill; Weinstein, Zimmeman & Ohliger; Woodloch;
Honesdale National Bank; Highhouse Energy; Spencer Printing; Dirlam Brothers Lumber;
Watson Bros. Inc.; Billie Ann Garbe; Doris Rogers; Peggy Murphy; John and Peggy Block.
This event was also made possible by grants from The Philadelphia Foundation, the Wayne
County Hotel Tax Fund, and the Commissioners of the County of Wayne.
More information about the Wayne County Historical Society and its Canal Park can be found
at www.WayneHistoryPA.org, by calling 570 253-3240, and by visiting its main museum at
810 Main Street, Honesdale, Wednesday though Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM and Sundays from
noon to 4 PM.