NAPANOCH — The Wawarsing Historical Society and Knife Museum takes pride in announcing the opening of its fifth season at its location in the former Napanoch Elementary School on Three Irish Cape Road in Napanoch.

This year’s opening will feature an expansion of its knife displays from the private collections of its Board Members. They will also feature a knife store, and a special section donated to custom knives. This year’s raffle is probably the best offered yet with brand new but old Schrade sets. First prize is a set of 6 red bone handle knives in the original case.

Throughout the 13 weekend season, free knife sharpening will be offered on June 2, June 30, July 28 and Sept. 1.

A prominent display will be the 1870 “Walden Bell” that tolled working hours at the Walden Knife Company. It is on loan from the Jacobowitz family of the Walden Thruway Market.

Opening day is May 26 (Memorial Day Weekend) and ending on Sept. 2 (Labor Day Weekend).

Hours are Saturdays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sundays from noon-4 p.m. Closed Memorial Day and Labor Day. Admission is free and for more information call 647-7792 or email