While it won't be quite the same without jailer, Dick Kreitner to kick things off, his legacy lives on with the opening of the Old Stone Jail for the Summer 2013 season.
This Saturday, June 1, is opening day for tours of the Old Stone Jail. The hours will be 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., the first Saturday of the month, June through (and including) October. It is free to get in (but donations are always appreciated) and the docents promise to leave the door open so everyone can get back out again!
Kreitner, who died on April 22nd, was regarded as the "Honorary Sheriff of the Old Stone Jail" and coordinated his "deputies" who helped him give tours and explain the history of the 1857 jail. The stone structure was in use as the county jail until the mid 1930's.
The Old Stone Jail is located between the Courthouse and 10th street. Thanks are extended to the Wayne County Commissioners for their permission and the work of the volunteers who keep this piece of Honesdale history open for tours. If you have questions please contact The Wayne County Historical Society at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 253-3240 or learn more about the history of the Old Stone Jail at http://waynehistorypa.org/exhibits/oldstonejail.php .