HONESDALE - Dennis Boggs is the re-enactor who will portray President Abraham Lincoln at the annual Train Day celebration, Saturday, May 20 in Honesdale.
Mr. Boggs presents an enlightening, informative, and educational look at the life of the 16th President as it might have been told by Abraham Lincoln himself. Mr. Boggs has researched countless books and papers and has diligently designed a presentation that encompasses fifty-six years of Abraham Lincoln's life.
President Lincoln’s schedule for the day will include many events in Honesdale:
9 a.m. - Lincoln with Civil War Troops in Central Park, Honesdale
11 a.m. - Lincoln boards The Stourbridge Line to Hawley, talking to passengers enroute. Lincoln will be on trains and in downtown Honesdale all afternoon.
Can board at Hawley, 11:45
The train will pull into Hawley at about 11:30 a.m. where Lincoln will be able to greet well-wishers, said Mike O’Keefe for the Stourbridge Line. Passengers may then board at Hawley, departing at 11:45 a.m. to Honesdale for a lay-over so they can enjoy Train Day and have lunch. Hawley passengers can catch the train for their return trip at 2.
At 2 p.m. the train heads back to Hawley (Lincoln will not be aboard) and returns to Honesdale.
4 p.m. - Lincoln attends Wayne County Historical Society’s 100th Anniversary Reception, 810 Main Street, Honesdale.
Light refreshments and live music!
4:15 p.m. - Lincoln boards the Centennial Limited train to Hawley and return. Wayne County Historical Society is sponsoring this train run to commemorate its 100th Anniversary. The train ticket includes meeting Lincoln on the train, refreshments and live music in Honesdale after the train returns. Tickets: Adults $35. Children $20.
6 p.m. - The Centennial Limited returns to Honesdale. Live music and light refreshments behind the museum. Poor Man’s Gambit (a band from Allentown) plays until 8 p.m. Refreshments available.
To know more
For more information about the train rides and to make a reservation, call 570-470-2697 or visit www.thestourbridgeline.net. Excursion rates are $20/adult or $10/child 12 and under, except for the Centennial Limited which is $35/adult or $20/child 12 and under. There is no charge for anyone 2 years old and under, riding on a lap.
There are many more activities associated with Train Day in Honesdale. For information contact the Greater Honesdale Partnership at 570-253-5492 or visit online at www.visithonesdalepa.com.
Visit the Wayne County Historical Society website at www.waynehistorypa.org or call the museum at 570-253-3240.