The Cooperage Project was founded on the premise that strong communities are built upon strong relationships. This belief, which has now become our guiding principle, first found expression during the summer of 2009 through the work of our local farmers who brought their weekly harvest to market and offered it for sale to the folks from town.
Welcome to Honesdale! We love it around here and hope you do too. If you are coming from out of town, consider staying for a night (or two!). Relax at quaint bed and breakfast. Tuck in at a restored historic hotel. Camp under the stars. There is something for everyone.
Each week throughout the summer we were heartened by the warm atmosphere and friendly exchanges between farmer and patron. We sensed the possibility of something greater. It seemed to us that we, the residents of this region, might better appreciate those things that unite us if we had a space in which to enjoy the simple pleasures of sharing time together.
We were inspired by this idea. What we came to think of as the perfect use for this ‘yet to be restored’ old building quickly became clear to us, and with this, The Cooperage Project was born.
The mission of The Cooperage Project is to offer a range of instructive and entertaining activities that will engage, challenge and enlighten. Through a variety of programs, we will inspire people of all ages to both embrace diversity and celebrate shared experience in order to create a deeper sense of community.
Cooperage happenings will be categorized as performance events, good times, or learning opportunities. Our strategy hinges upon the interplay of these three complementary elements.