HAWLEY -   With the addition of the Pike County Historical Society and the Shohola RR and Historical Society, the roster of historical organizations that will be represented at the March 8 Wayne-Pike Local History Festival stands at 15.  
     The Festival, at the Hawley Silk Mill National Historic Landmark, will run from 12 to 5 p.m.
       Pike County Historical Society is in the midst of coordinating the bicentennial anniversary of their county. On March 26, 1814, Pike County was separated from Wayne County by the PA General Assembly. Both counties have strong, active county historical societies, and are dotted with numerous more localized historical groups.
   Each share their common heritage and accentuate the unique legacy of their own towns, industries and characters.
     Representatives from each of the following groups will offer free brochures, history-related items for sale and information about their organizations and geographic areas:
     Damascus Township Historical Society, Dorflinger Factory Museum, Equinunk Historical Society, Gouldsboro Historical Society, Greene-Dreher Historical Society, Grey Towers, Historians of Sterling Township, Lake Ariel Area Historical Association, Pike County Historical Society, Shohola RR & Historical Society, Wallenpaupack Historical Society, Wayne County Historical Society, Westfall/Matamoras Historical Society, Zane Grey Museum/NPS.
    For directions to the Hawley Silk Mill or more information about this free event, contact Heather Hoffman at 570-390-4747 or artontheedgepa@gmail.com; or Juan H. Espino at 570-226-0782 or juanesp@ptd.net.