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Summer Hours

1999 Calendar of Events

Exhibits and Displays

Calder Corner Shops

Hill Sawmill

Mission Statement

Board of Directors, 1999


Membership Dues

Society Memberships

Publications for Sale

Research Facilities

Self-Guided Tour

Summer Hours

Calder House Museum

Rt. 191 and Pine Mill Rd.
Equinunk, PA

Mon. Wed. & Fri. 1-4 (April-Nov.)
Sat. 12-4 (May 23-Oct. 10)
Also Sun. 12-4 (July & August)

Calder Corner Shops

Sat. 12-4 (May 23-Oct. 10)
Also Sun. 12-4 (July & August)

Calder House Museum

1999 Theme: Builders of Equinunk

You are cordially invited to attend our 1998 programs, which begin at 1:30 unless otherwise stated. Programs subject to change without notice, due to unforeseen circumstances.

May 29: Museum and Shops open for the season
Program: Writing contest awards and reading of student essays on Builders of the Past, followed by ice cream social

May 30: Museum and Shops open

June 5: Mary Curtis of the National Park Service and the Upper Delaware Heritage Alliance will present a program on the new Equinunk Historic District

June 12: Historic House Tour, Sandercock House, Equinunk; meet at Calder House at 1:30

June 19: Museum and Shops open

June 26: Program and walk on natural remedies and herbs presented by Jamie Stunkard, Nature's Grace store in Honesdale

July 3: Open House at Hill Waterpower Sawmill, 11-4. Mill in operation. Also Bluestone Festival, Hancock, NY

July 4: Museum and Shops open

July 10: Historic House Tour, Farley House, Equinunk; meet at Calder House at 1:30

July 11: Museum and Shops open

July 17: Historic House Tour, Bluestone Inn Bed and Breakfast, formerly the Dr. Frisbie home; meet at Calder House at 1:30

July 18: Museum and Shops open

July 24: Cracker Barrel Session panel discussion with several local builders

July 25: Book signing by the author. Dr. John Harris, Civil War student and certified guide at Gettysburg battlefield, will autograph copies of his new book, Dear Sister, the Civil War letters of the Brothers Gould. Also Equinunk Firemen's Chicken BBQ at the fire hall

July 31: Museum and Shops open

August 1: Museum and Shops open

August 6-14: Wayne County Fair. Equinunk Historical Society will have a booth under the grandstand. Please visit.

August 7: Museum and Shops open

August 8: Museum and Shops open

August 14: Equinunk Historical Society Annual Members Meeting: 11 AM Brunch, 12:15 Meeting and Election of Directors. Quilt show at the Museum

August 15: Quilt show continues. Museum and Shops open

August 21: Open House at Joel Hill waterpower sawmill, off Rt. 191 on Duck Harbor Road; 11-4. Mill in operation.

August 22: Museum and Shops open

August 28: Museum and Shops open. Steve Jacobi and "Fiddlin' Around" at the Fire Hall, 8 PM, to benefit the Hill Sawmill. Admission charge for the benefit.

August 29: Museum and Shops open

Sept. 4: Museum and Shops open

Sept. 11: Museum and Shops open

Sept. 18: Museum and Shops open

Sept. 25: Museum and Shops open

Oct. 2: Museum and Shops open

Oct. 9 & 10: Museum and Shops open
Shops "Closing for the Season" Sale

Nov. 26: Last day of the season for museum and research facilities.

Dec. 3, 4 & 5: Calder Shops annual Christmas Bazaar 12-4 PM
Dec. 5: Annual Christmas Open House, 1-4 PM

April 3, 2000: Museum and research facilities reopen for the Season.


Exhibits and Displays

Theme display "Builders of Equinunk" 1st Floor
Research Records of Early Equinunk Houses and Area Photographs 1st Floor
Stockport Room 2nd Floor
Textile Room 2nd Floor
Farm Room 2nd Floor
American Indian Room 2nd Floor
Hazel Peake Room 2nd Floor
Indian Dugout Canoe Basement
Large Farm Implements Basement


Calder Corner Shops

Rt. 191 and Pine Mill Rd., Equinunk
Displaying a general line of Antiques, Gifts and Crafts.
Consignments welcome. Benefit Equinunk Historical Society
Museum and shops 570.224.6722
Lillian Phillips (Antiques) 607.637.4771
Helen Lester (Gifts & Crafts) 607.637.2682
Kathy Wood (Gifts & Crafts) 570.224.4189
Helen Schuman (Gifts & Crafts) 570.224.4884


Hill Sawmill

Water-power mill located on Duck Harbor Road off Rt. 191 at Lookout.
Now being overhauled by Equinunk Historical Society.
A National Historic Site
Information: 570.224.6722


Equinunk Historical Society
Post Office Box 41
Equinunk, PA 18417-0041

e-mail: ehs@ezaccess.net
web site: www.its.caltech.edu/~meltzner/ehs/



To discover and collect any material which may help to establish and illustrate the history of the area.


Board of Directors

President: Jerome Stenger
Vice-President: Robert Wood
Secretary: Dorothy Bialek
Treasurer: Robert Kramer
Richard Sterck
Everett Young
Margaret Janos
Agnes Gales
Jennifer Rajoppi
Sally Heath

Curator: Floyd Schnakenberg 570.253.0639
FAX 570.251.9565   E-mail floyds@epix.net
Genealogy: Eleanor Keesler 570.224.4728
Membership: Dotti Davis 570.224.6722
[Individual $8.00; Family $15.00; Life $100.00]



Quarterly: Editor, Katherine Hause 570.224.6585
The Hill Sawmill: Editor, Jeanne Walter 570.224.4788


Membership Dues

Individual: $8
Family: $15
Life: $100

If you would like to join, here is a membership card. You may print out this form and fill it in, or simply give us the information on a separate sheet of paper. Mail or e-mail us the information at the addresses here.



PA Federation of Museums and Historical Organizations
Wayne County Chamber of Commerce
Antique Dealers Association of Wayne, Pike and Sullivan Counties
Upper Delaware Heritage Alliance
Society for the Preservation of Old Mills
Hancock-Chehocton Historical Association
Heritage Quest Genealogical Services


Publications for Sale at
Equinunk Historical Society

See our Booklist for a list of books for sale.

Other Publications:

School Days $3
Passing Through Equinunk (Litho) $10
U.S. Constitution (Print) $15

Add: Postage and Handling $2.25 each
PA Residents add 6% Sales Tax


Research Facilities

The Historical Society has a rapidly growing research library of local history and genealogical records. Federal census records on microfilm from 1790 through 1920 (the latest available) are on file for Wayne and Pike Counties, PA and Delaware, Greene, Ulster, Sullivan, and most of Orange Counties, NY. Derivation of the counties of the U.S., a national telephone directory, ship immigration records and more are available on CD-ROM at the computer, as well as Internet access on Wednesdays and Fridays. Through Heritage Quest Genealogical Services, we can obtain on loan any available microfilm census, immigration, and many other records. Reference books include those from northeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware, Ulster, Greene, Sullivan, and Orange counties, NY. Local cemetery records, burial permits, obituaries, and family files are added each year.


Self-Guided Tour

Through the courtesy of Wellington Lester, a self-guided tour brochure is available at all times in a box on the front porch of the Museum. The brochure describes in detail many of the interesting historical and architectural features of the village and covers in a general way the newly established Equinunk Historical District. A donation of $1.00 is requested to help defray the cost of publishing the brochure.

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