HONESDALE - The Wayne Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution have honored Kim Erickson of Honesdale for the many hours of volunteer service to historical preservation in Wayne County. In 2015, Kim authored the book, “Images of America - Honesdale,” published by Arcadia Publishing. All proceeds from its sale are being given to the Wayne County Historical Society.
In 2016, Kim was a major part of the committee that organized and erected 18 podiums that contain the names of nearly 10,000 Wayne County veterans of all war in which Americans were involved and were interred in Wayne County cemeteries. This memorial, “The Veterans’ Memorial and Walk of Honor” is located on the north side of the Wayne County Courthouse.
In 2007, a trip was planned by Kim and others so that Wayne County veterans of World War II could visit Washington, D.C., to see the memorial there. She is also a tour guide for Ambassador Tours, and an organizer of children’s activities at Wayne County Historical Society.
Presently, under the direction of Kim, volunteers are restoring an 1880s steam farm tractor that was built by David Spencer of Pleasant Mount.
At the September 12th meeting of Wayne Chapter DAR held at Lacawac Sanctuary, Kim was presented with a commemorative pin and certificate from NSDAR and flowers from the Wayne Chapter.
When asked what her next project would be, Kim responded, “We need to complete the tractor restoration and then we’ll see.” We can rest assured that this hard-working, forward-thinking individual, Kim Erickson, will continue doing amazing things.
For more information about the book. Images of America - Honesdale,” visit Arcadia Publishing's web site at https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/9781467123457/Honesdale