2014 Sharing Our History Tour

LOCAL HISTORICAL SOCIETIES OFFER FREE TOURS

Bring the family and explore the treasures of our wonderful Wayne County starting on Saturday, September 20th and occurring everyone Saturday until October 25th .

The historical societies listed under each date will be open that day with no admittance fee.

Sat., September 20, 2014

Winesburg Historical Society, 2119 Main St., Winesburg – The Fall Gathering is a special treat. Vintage bicycles, music, antiques, BBQ chicken, homemade bean soup, 1896 Victorian Home, activities and more. At 2 p.m., the auction begins. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sun., September 21, 2014

Chippewa-Rogues’ Hollow Historical Society, 17500 Galehouse Rd., Doylestown – This 29-acre, scenic nature preserve features the recreated Chidester Woolen Mill, showcasing life in the Hollow, and the coal mines which operated 1840-1945. 1-4 p.m.

Rittman Historical Society, Gish Rd., Rittman – Tour the 1856 Jacob Gish pioneer residence, a beautifully-restored Greek revival farmhouse, adjacent to the Pioneer Cemetery. A new military display is featured. 1-4 p.m.

Smithville Community Historical Society, 176 E. Main St. & 381 E. Main St., Smithville – Pioneer Village buildings will be open, as well as Mishler Mill & Gift Shop. Weavers will demonstrate their craft making rugs, dishtowels and table runners. 1-4 p.m.

Sat., September 27, 2014

Wayne County Historical Society, 546 E. Bowman St., Wooster – Tours of the campus will include the beautifully-restored Beall-Stibbs Homestead, newly-constructed timber-frame Carriage Barn, a firehouse, general store & schoolhouse. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sat., October 4, 2014

Apple Creek Historical Society, Church St., Apple Creek – The Apple Creek Pioneer Fest is a family event blending local history, artisans, demonstrations, delicious foods, games, entertainment, and speakers, plus live and silent auctions. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Dalton Community Historical Society, 115 E. Main St., Dalton – The 1821 Old Eagle Hotel & Tavern and two museums full of Dalton memorabilia, will be open for visitors. 1-4 p.m.

Kidron Community Historical Society, 13153 Emerson Rd., Kidron – Kidron-Sonnenberg Heritage Center documents the history of Swiss Mennonite Anabaptist settlers. View the current exhibit, Sonnenberg-The Early Years, 1819-1899. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Mt. Eaton/Paint Twp. Historical Society, 15966 E. Main St., Mt. Eaton – Extensive displays featuring school, church, businesses and local residents, including Frank Foster’s locally-made 1800s pottery. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

West Salem Historical Society, 99 E. Buckeye St., Room #1, West Salem – Visit the Community Schholhouse with displays featuring the Interurban Railway, the James Britton family and early photos of the village. 12-4 p.m.

Sat., October 11, 2014

County Line Historical Society of Wayne/Holmes Cos., 281 N. Market St., Shreve – This “Tin Shop” museum is full of local history, including military displays, collector dishes, muzzle loaders, and a jail cell. Wheelchair accessible. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Ken Miller Supply Oil, Gas, Car, Truck & Ag Museum, 7920 Shreve Rd., Shreve – View a vast collection of fascinating items from the oil and gas industry and the agriculture that surrounds us. Allow two hours. Wheelchair accessible. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Moreland Historical Society, 8594 James Rd., Wooster – Moreland Heritage Day at this local farm includes food, live music, buggy & hay rides, and historical displays. This year highlights World War II military service. 10 a.m-6 p.m.

Sat., October 18, 2014

Creston Historical Society, Creston Public Library, Erie & Main St., Creston – The library showcases collections from the Creston, Sterling and Burbank areas, with photos, military records, and scrapbooks dating from 1890. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Marshallville Historical Society, 4 E. Church St., Marshallville – The festive Buckets & Beans Car Show, featuring 200+ antique cars, popular bean soup with fried baloney sandwiches, a blacksmith shop and 1830 log cabin. 12-4 p.m.

Sat., October 25, 2014

Orrville Railroad Heritage Society, 145 Depot St., Orrville – The Jumpin’ Pumpkin Jamboree features railroad memorabilia and train rides every hour, on the hour (donation $2 adult, $1 child), & track car rides when train is not running. 12-4 p.m.

Orrville Historical Museum, 142 Depot St., Orrville – In honor of Orrville’s 2014 Sesquicentennial, items from Orrville’s Centennial celebration are displayed. Come and browse through carefully displayed treasures related to Orrville’s past. There is a possibility the beautifully-restored Smith-Orr Homestead, at 365 W. Market St., will be open for tours. 12-4 p.m.

Tour compliments of the Wayne County Historical Inter-Liaison Committee, 330-201-1935, www.waynehistoricalohio.org

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