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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  •  'Plain Speaking' series brings local history to light

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    The Wayne County Historical Society has announced the speakers for its free summer "Plain Speaking" series. "Plain Speaking" is a summer series of informal talks on Wayne County history by local individuals who have spent years studying their topics.
    Although the subjects may be serious, the mood is intended to be light. No presentation will take more than an hour and some will be shorter.
    All "Plain Speaking" talks are scheduled between 5 and 6 p.m. on Fridays in July and August in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Wayne County Historical Society, 810 Main St., Honesdale.
    July 5: Pike County Historian George Fluhr, "The Shohola Train Wreck."
    July 12: Linda Dix Lee and Mimi Steffen, "Rural Schools of Preston Township."
    July 19: Albert G. "Ab" Rutherford, "James Wilson, Founding Father."
    July 26: Bernadine Lennon, "In Flanders Fields."
    August 2: Gloria McCullough and Ann O'Hara, "From Pink to Steene."
    August 9: Albert G. "Ab" Rutherford, "John C. Delaney: From Ireland to a Congressional Medal of Honor."
    August 16: Carol Henry Dunn, "Ice Harvesting in Wayne County."
    August 23: Tom Kennedy, "The Pennsylvania Coal Company Gravity Railroad."
    August 30: Hank Loftus,"A Feel for Dorflinger Glass."
    For more information, contact Gloria McCullough at the Wayne County Historical Society; phone (570)253-3240 or email wchspa@ptd.net.

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