WCHS Community Band Summer 2014

Band

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 the bands which many communities had back a century or so ago. The Wooster “Board of Trade Band” with their concerts … [Read More]

Annual Meeting April 23rd, 2014

Presentation

Please mark your calendars for the Wayne County Historical Society’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 @ 6:00pm in Bruch Hall of First Presbyterian Church, Wooster, 621 College Ave. Please call (330) 264-8856 to reserve your seat. The cost is $25 per person and can be sent to the office; or, stop by on … [Read More]

Downton Abbey Tea – May 10th

Join us for a Downton Abbey themed tea at Trinity UCC church at 1:30pm in downtown Wooster, 150 East North Street. Proceeds from the event will benefit the restoration of the iconic Beall-Stibbs house on the campus of the WCHS. Tickets are $30 and are available for purchase starting March 10 at Buehler’s stores in Wooster, … [Read More]

Civil War Roundtable to host author Gene Salecker April 1st

Sultana near Helena, Arkansas, c.April 26, 1865. (photo courtesy of Wikipedia.org

Join us on Tuesday April 1st at the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster for a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear Gene Salecker present two speeches on the disaster of the SS Sultana. Author of “Disaster on the Mississippi”, Salecker is the foremost authority of the April 27, 1865 explosion of the side-wheel … [Read More]

No Office Hours on Tuesday March 18th

The office at the Wayne County Historical Society will be closed on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Allen Loew to give ‘Titanic’ lecture March 23rd.

Allen Loew

Join us at the Schoolhouse on the campus of the WCHS for a lecture entitled “The Titanic” by Al Loew, president of the Orrville Historical Society. Refreshments and a tour of the current exhibit in the Kister Building, “Fashions of the Downton Abbey Era” are included. Tickets are $15 and are available for purchase starting … [Read More]

Virginia Gunn to give “Fashion of Downton Abbey” Lecture April 6th

Ginny Gunn 01

Join us at the Schoolhouse on the campus of the WCHS on April 6th at 2pm for a lecture entitled “Textiles and Lifestyles of the Downton Abbey Era” by University of Akron Professor Virginia Gunn. Refreshments and a tour of the current exhibit in the Kister Building, “Fashions of the Downton Abbey Era” are included. … [Read More]

Military Exhibit: Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

Battle of Spottsylvania  by Thure de Thulstrup

The Military Committee’s spring 2014 exhibit will be “Wayne County at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House”. The exhibit is located in the display cases of the Kister Building on the campus of the WCHS. Michael Silver’s wooden grave marker and a roster of his unit, B Company, 60th OVI, will be exhibited along with … [Read More]

Civil War Roundtable showcases Ohio Union Light Guard, March 18

Hugh Mullen as Sgt. Smith Stimmel

You are invited to another quality program commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The Wayne County Civil War Roundtable, in collaboration with the Wayne County Public Library, will host a free program on March 18, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., in the Wooster Library Conference Room. We are now in the final months of the third … [Read More]

The Myth of Mary Owens Jenkins

Mary Owens Jenkins

Join the Wayne County Public Library with a presentation about Mary Owens Jenkins, on Saturday, March 15, 2014, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Wayne County Public Library, in Wooster. Mary Owens, of Pennsylvania, disguised herself as a man and joined the Union Army so she could fight in the … [Read More]