Civil War Rountable January 20th: Assassination and Funeral of Abraham Lincoln

Gordon Bury

Wayne County Civil War Roundtable Program on the Assassination and Funeral of Abraham Lincoln. On Tuesday, January 20 at 6:30 p.m. will be another of our quality programs commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War which is open to the public.  The Wayne County Civil War Roundtable in collaboration with the Wayne County Libraries … [Read More]

YouTube Video Features Story of Local Civil War Casualty Michael T. Silver

Tom Silver, Nathan Greene, and Dick Silver (l to r) have the Civil War grave marker of Michael Silver between them as they watch the video produced by Wooster High School teacher Nathan Greene and three of his students on the Silver brothers distant relative Michael Silver.

On October 11, 2012 researcher, S. Zimmerman, published a story on the historical society website on the local Civil War casualty Michael T. Silver after stumbling across an old newspaper article from the Wooster Daily Republican dated April 11, 1918. On page six it told how the 60th O.V.I. Co. B. 1st Sargeant Michael Silver … [Read More]

The Society’s Underground: Fascinating, Not Frightening!

Textile Vault Shelving 10 (1)

With Halloween just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to tour the “haunted halls” of the underground storage areas of the Wayne County Historical Society. Well, as it turns out, things really are not so scary beneath the surface. In fact, there are some really cool happenings going on down there! The … [Read More]

In Memorium: Treva McConahay

Recently, the Textile Committee lost another one of its original members – Treva McConahay. Treva worked tirelessly cataloging textiles that were stored throughout the Beall House in closets, trunks and dressers. She and her sister Ruth both devoted hours upon hours to the Wayne Co. Historical Society in different capacities. Treva was a very quiet … [Read More]

Civil War Roundtable – Oct. 21st

Mother Bickerdyke Monument in IL.

Tuesday, October 21, at 6:30 p.m. will be another quality program commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. There is no charge and it is open to the public. The Wayne County Civil War Roundtable, in collaboration with the Wayne County Libraries, will host the program in the Wooster Library Conference Room. We are well … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

Kitchen Tour – September 20th 1:00-5:00pm


Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Kitchen Tour! The 2012 Kitchen Tour was a not to be missed event, and 2014 will be no different. Join us for a tour of  five, private kitchens in Wooster on Saturday, September 20th from 1:00-5:00pm. Featured this year are homes along historic Founder’s Row: – Marcia … [Read More]

Civil War Roundtable, Sept. 16 – Morgan’s Raid

Tom Vance

What: Morgan’s Raid When: Tuesday, September 16th @ 6:30pm Where: Wayne County Public Library, Wooster – Conference Room Please join us on Tuesday, September 16, at 6:30 p.m. for another quality program commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War.  There is no charge and it is open to the public. The Wayne County Civil … [Read More]

What’s Behind That Closed Door?

Interior of the Parker Documents Vault at the Wayne County Historical Society.

The Wayne County Historical Society’s Ethel Parker Documents Vault is not shown on any tour of the campus or facilities. That’s not because there’s nothing interesting to show or talk about. There’s all sorts of great stuff in the Documents Vault: old county and city records, newspapers, maps, books, magazines, postcards, letters, posters, albums, scrap … [Read More]

WCHS Community Band Summer 2014


  THANK YOU to everyone who came out to our performances this year. We look forward to seeing you next summer! The WCHS 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 … [Read More]