CWRT: 11/20 @ 6:30pm; The Trial of Captain Wirz

Announcing the next installment in our FREE Civil War Roundtable Series: “The Trial of Captain Wirz: You Be The Judge. Was He the Biggest “Scapegoat” of the Civil War?” We are honored to have Van Young of Westerville speak on the Confederate prison, Andersonville, and the trial of its infamous camp Commander, Captain Wirz. This … [Read More]

WCHS COMMUNITY BAND REHEARSALS BEGIN MAY 17th

The Wayne County Historical Society Summer Community Band (sponsored by an anonymous donor for the Wayne County Historical Society) is looking forward to another summer of fine concerts. This band is an effort to remind us of the bands which many communities had back a century or so ago. The Wooster “Board of Trade Band” … [Read More]

Smithville Historical Society to Present Program on Milk Bottles

“Milk Bottles,” a lecture program created by Susan McFadden on the dairies of Wayne County, Ohio and farm-bottled milk industry, will be presented on May 1, 2017 at the meeting of the Smithville Community Historical Society at 7 PM in the historic Church of God on Milton Street. A business meeting will be held prior … [Read More]

Book Signing at Local Roots on March 25th 10AM-Noon

Local Roots, at 140 S. Walnut St. in Wooster, Ohio, is hosting a book signing with author Karol Crosbie for her new publication, Beautiful Wayne County on March 25, 2017 between 10AM and 12-Noon. Proceeds from the sale of the book will go toward supporting the Wayne County Historical Society of Ohio.

Quarterly Meeting on JAN. 25, 2017 at 6:30PM

Join us for the first membership Quarterly Meeting of 2017 at JAKE’S Steakhouse, 6655 East Lincolnway, on Wednesday, January 25th at 6:30 PM (revised time change). Please note RESERVATIONS REQUIRED BY JANUARY 16th for this meeting, call the WCHS Office at 330-264-8856 to reserve your spot (leave a message if you call after hours). We … [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.

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]

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]

Community Band Concert July 21st

WCHS SUMMER COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT THURS., JULY 21st AT 7:00 p.m. The Wayne County Historical Society Summer Community Band is looking forward to their second concert this summer on Thursday, July 21st at 7:00 p.m..  Presented by Main Street Wooster, the concert is sponsored by the Wayne County Historical Society, Sprenger Health Care Systems and … [Read More]