Open House August 1st, 10am- 4pm!

Looking for something fun to do this Saturday, August 1st?! Why not stop by the society! We will have tours available from 10:00am – 4:00pm of our newly opened Log Cabin and Smokehouse. We hope to see you there!

Quarterly Meeting, July 22nd

Please join us for the third WCHS quarterly meeting of 2015 on Wednesday, July 22nd. The meeting and dinner will be held at 5:30pm at Broken Rocks restaurant, located at 123 E. Liberty Street in Downtown Wooster. Dinner will be ordered off the menu. Jim Spires will be the featured speaker. Jim is a self-trained studio … [Read More]

NEW Exhibit: Timeless Glass From the Past!

Marian Howman (left) and Pat Purdy (right) of the Wayne County Early American Glass Club

Exhibit Opening: Sunday, July 26th from 2:00-4:00pm We are excited to announce our next exhibit titled, Timeless Glass from the Past on display in the Kister Building from July 26th—November 1st.  The official exhibit opening will be Sunday, July 26th from 2:000-4:00pm in the Kister Building at the Society. This extensive collection is being displayed in … [Read More]

New WCHS Logo Is Here!

Final Logo Mock-ups

The PR/Marketing Committee is excited to unveil the new logo for the Wayne County Historical Society of Ohio! After countless hours of design and feedback, the Board of Trustees approved this new logo at their May 2015 meeting. As seen at right, we have several variations of the same logo: One with “of Ohio” and … [Read More]

WCHS Campus CLOSED July 4th Weekend

Due to the holiday weekend (as well as coordination with our ongoing parking lot project), the Wayne County Historical Society and Museum will be closed for tours on Friday, July 3rd, and Saturday, July 4th. We hope to see you all back here in July!

WCHS at the Ohio Light Opera

Attention Ohio Light Opera Fans! The WCHS is excited to present our very own display case located in the Wishert Hall Lobby, down the hall from the Freedlander Theatre lobby. The cabinet was arranged by Julie Mennes and Dick Lewellen with assistance from Mary Eberhart, Charlie Lepold and Larry Drabenstott and includes an interesting variety of items … [Read More]

Community Band June 17th Recap and Next Concert

On June 17th the Wooster Community Summer Band gave a heart rejoicing concert.  St. Mary’s Catholic Church allowed us to use their gymnasium.  Over 200 people gather to hear a rousing performance. Randy Claes organizes and directs a very intergenerational group. The Frontz family has three generations that are in the band.  Many are musicians … [Read More]

2015 Wooster Community Band Concerts

The Wayne County Historical Society Summer Community Band is looking forward to its 2015 summer concert performances. The band will be performing under the baton of Mr Randy Claes on Wed., June 17 at 7:00 p.m.in St. Mary’s Gymnasium (across Bowman St. from the Wayne County Historical Society).  A second concert is planned for Thurs., July 30 at … [Read More]

Sultana Video Showing May 11

The Wayne County Historical Society, in conjunction with the Wooster High School Video Department, is excited for the unveiling on our newest video, “The Sinking of the Sultana”. The video will be premiered on Monday, May 11th at 3:00pm at the Wayne County Historical Society and includes stories of survivors and victims of this deadly … [Read More]

County Line Historical Society Dinner Theater Fundraiser, April 18th

Cy Young

Dinner Theater with Chris Hart in this first person portrayal of CY YOUNG Baseball’s Winning-est Pitcher, Saturday, April 18, 2015. This Dinner Theater is being sponsored by the County Line Historical Society as a fund raiser. Meet Cy as he steps from a train having just returned from Cleveland Stadium where he was honored with a tribute day. … [Read More]