Moving to a new area usually means finding new and exciting things to do in the evenings and on weekends. You may be interested in purchasing a home in the Honesdale area and if you are, you will want to know the fun and interesting things available to you and your family in and around the area.
If you are a fan of historical museums or just want somewhere to spend a rainy Saturday and learn a few things about your area’s history you can visit the Wayne County Historical Society Museum located at 810 Main Street. The Wayne County Historical Society Museum is where you can find the full-size replica of the first locomotive to run on a commercial track (the Stourbridge Lion train). Their main museum and shop are housed within a building that was built in 1860. The building was headquarters of the Delaware & Hudson Canal Company which carried anthracite coal from the mines of Lackawanna County to Honesdale. It’s a great spot to learn more about the coal industry in Honesdale and is a perfect spot for any train enthusiasts in your family.
Another place to spend some time is the Ritz Company Playhouse in nearby Hawley. They will be announcing their schedule in April for their upcoming summer season of performances and with 46 years in the business, you’re sure to catch a great performance no matter the subject matter. Reviews online gave great insight into the performances they state that the talent of the performers is fantastic. However, if you aren’t into theater performances there is much more around the Honesdale area to entertain yourself or your family. If you want to experience a unique art exhibit you can check out Basin and Main on Main St in Honesdale.
Basin and Main is known in the community as the original Sullum's building. It’s a mid-1800s building that has been repurposed and transformed into a unique space to display art and host events. Currently on display is the Paper Caves by artist Samuel Green. For all appearances, Green’s display looks as if you’ve walked into a well lit cave, when in fact it’s all composed of paper.
Another spot to look in on is the Dorflinger Glass Museum, a short drive away in Whitefalls. It is touted online as a unique experience, a fascinating museum that displays a collection of beautifully cut glass pieces which are more than a century old. The museum itself is located on a gorgeous estate in a massive home. It’s well worth the trip on a nice summer or spring day.
Do not forget the great shops and restaurants in Honesdale, enjoy your summer!