Office Closed Dec. 23rd & 30th

Please note that Friday, December 23, 2016, the Society’s office will be closed and will open again at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday December 27th. The office will then be closed again on Friday, December 30, 2016 and re-open on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

1906 Swartz Voting Machine

It seems appropriate to spotlight a Wooster inventor’s Voting Machine as the featured From The Collection artifact in November of 2016. These mechanical devices were used to define ballots and to cast and count votes during an election. This voting machine was designed and built by Judge Hiram B. Swartz during his retirement years. It … [Read More]

Fall Quarterly Meeting-10/26/2016 @ 5:30PM

Don’t forget the 2016 Fall Membership Quarterly meeting on Wednesday, October 26th, in the Kister Building at 5:30PM, where we’ll have a Potluck dinner and Sandi Keim will present the program, “Teddy Bears Through the Ages”. Bring a dish to share and your own table service and if you have a special teddy bear from … [Read More]

CANCELLED- Ghost Walk

Due to some unforeseen issues, we are cancelling the planned Ghost Walk for October 15, 2016. The good news is that we have rescheduled the event for Oct. 14th, 2017! Please return your ticket to the place of purchase for a full refund. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Call for Volunteers

The Publicity and Marketing Committee at the Wayne County Historical Society of Ohio is in need of a volunteer to fill the position of CONTENT WRITER. Be aware that this position takes a substantial amount of time on a regular basis to fulfill. This volunteer job involves research, writing and posting content to the Society’s … [Read More]

Society Participates in Ohio Open Doors Event

The Wayne County Historical Society of Ohio is pleased to announce that it will participate in the Ohio Open Doors running from September 9–18 with a special Open House on Saturday, September 17, 2016 that is free and open to the public. Brought to you by the Ohio History Connection, Ohio Open Doors is a … [Read More]

Wooster’s Wood Water Lines

Wooster’s first water distribution system was built in 1811. These early engineers would set up a gravity water system, starting from a spring or stream on high ground, which allowed water to flow downhill to a desired location, which was often some sort of catch basin. The trick was to find some way to transport … [Read More]

Reasin Beall Homestead Historical Marker Dedication

Join us Saturday, August 20th at 1:00 p.m. as we celebrate the installation of the Reasin Beall Homestead Ohio Historical Marker. These unique State of Ohio markers identify, commemorate, and honor, the important people, places and events that have contributed to the state’s rich history and convey that history as written by its local communities. … [Read More]

Wayne County Time Capsule Dedication JULY 4, 2016 at 6:00PM

The Wayne County Commissioners, in coordination with the Time Capsule Committee, will dedicate a Wayne County Time Capsule at the Market Street entrance of the Wayne County Courthouse. The time capsule is set to be opened in 2066 and will focus on what the next 50 years will bring to Wayne County, especially for its … [Read More]

Humongous 1856 Baker’s Map of Wayne Co. Ohio

Sometimes the story about how an artifact was acquired is more interesting than the actual artifact itself. This may be the case with the large framed 1856 Baker’s Map that hangs in the Little Red Schoolhouse on the campus of the Wayne County Historical Society of Ohio. The map has darkened with age, some type … [Read More]