The current J. B. Park Farm Museum, located at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, has been in existence since 1994, after the original building collapsed under heavy snow in 1993. The display,“ A Day in the Life of a Farm: Wayne County Agriculture: 1870-1930 “, was completed in 1996. This exhibit includes various areas of interest for the young to explore and the old to reminisce. The museum was named for Joseph B. Park, a former president of the Wayne County Historical Society, who for years served as the Vocational Agricultural Supervisor for Wayne and Pike Counties.
County Fairs of old were closely connected to agriculture. Thus, the setting of the J.B. Park Farm Museum nestled in the grounds of the Wayne County Fairgrounds is fitting. The museum’s goal is to preserve the history of agriculture in Wayne County.
Check our Facebook events page for up to date information about tours, or contact the historical society at 570-253-3240 to arrange a private tour.
During the annual Wayne County Fair the building is open from noon to 8 p.m. and by appointment.
Summer and Fall
Free, but donations are appreciated.
Wayne County Fair Grounds on Rt. 191, one mile north of Honesdale