Following a 2-month search, the Wayne County Historical Society Board of Directors has tapped former Trustee Carol Henry Dunn for the position of Executive Director effective October 1st.

 Following a 2-month search, the Wayne County Historical Society Board of Directors has tapped former Trustee Carol Henry Dunn for the position of Executive Director effective October 1st.

A resident of Beach Lake, PA, and having been raised on a Boarding House, Dunn’s Wayne County roots and passion for its history run deep.

An educator by formal training, in 2013 she retired from the Wallenpaupack Area School District where she taught high school chemistry.

She holds a M.S. in chemistry from the University of Scranton and a B.A. in biology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dunn had served on the WCHS Board beginning in 1998, and had just begun her first term as Board President in April of this year.

When the Director’s position was posted following a resignation, Dunn stepped down to be considered for the vacancy. During her tenure on the Board Henry Dunn’s contributions have been varied, with service on a myriad of Committees and projects.

Among some of her favorites were the studies, which resulted in such popular Speaker’s Bureau topics as The Boarding Houses of Berlin Township (1998), Ice Harvesting in Northeast Pennsylvania (2000), and The Vanishing American Outhouse (2001). She has guest curated a handful of exhibits at the Society’s Main Museum including “Stitches in Time - Wayne County Samplers” (2002), “The Wayne County Experience” (2008) and “Grandma’s Attic” (2014), as well as two others the basis of which was the aforementioned Boarding House and Ice Harvesting research.

At various times she has also served as Chairperson of the Society’s Education Committee, Technology Committee, and By-Laws Committee.

She was involved in organizing various successful fundraisers including both silent and live auctions, and has helped to plan open house schedules and speakers.

She also served as a docent at the Old Stone Jail during the first years of programming at that site.

Most recently she has served as a canal park volunteer and committee member.

About her appointment, Henry Dunn stated, “I sincerely care for the upper Delaware Valley and its important past. It is my greatest pleasure in life to help educate people about the rich local history of this area, to help preserve important stories of the people who lived and worked here, and to protect our local historical sites. I very much look forward to this new and exciting opportunity to do just that.”

For more information about the Wayne County Historical Society visitwww.waynehistorypa.org or call 570-253-3240.