Ghost Walk Thru History-October 15, 2016 5PM-9PM

Come join us for a Ghost Walk Thru History on the campus of the Wayne County Historical Society of Ohio, where you’ll meet some of the famous and infamous people of Wayne County’s past. Members of the Follis, Stibbs, Silver, McCormick, Gerstenslager, and Beall families will be brought back to life by character actors. This … [Read More]

CWRT: Nov. 15th – Women’s Civil War Society

News Release – Wayne County Civil War Roundtable Program (CWRT) Nov. 15, 2016 @ 6:30p.m. Wayne County Public Library – Wooster, Ohio  Lynne served as the order’s national president from 1986-1987 and from 2003-2005. She’s currently writing a history of the group. “When we began we helped Civil War soldiers. Today we’re still working to … [Read More]

CWRT: Oct. 18th – Ghost Stories of the Civil War

News Release – Wayne County Civil War Roundtable Program (CWRT) Oct. 18, 2016 @ 6:30p.m. Wayne County Public Library – Wooster, Ohio  In Continuing with quality CWRT programs, Harold George of Lakewood, Ohio, will present a PowerPoint program on “Ghost Stories of the American Civil War”.  The Civil War was fought on hundreds of battlefields between … [Read More]

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]

CWRT Sept. 20th: Confederate Gen. Samuel Cooper

Wayne County Civil War Roundtable Program – September 20th @ 6:30pm Confederate Gen. Samuel Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector General Sep. 20, 2016, 6:30 p.m. –  Another quality CWRT program in the Wooster Library. John C. Spaziani of Canton, OH will be presenting as the Confederate Gen. Samuel Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector General, the highest ranking … [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]

WCHS Campus Closed Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Wayne County Historical Society campus will be closed on Saturday, May 14, 2016 for all tours so as not to interfere with the Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea which will be held in The Great Hall, at Trinity United Church of Christ, located at 150 E. North St., Wooster, OH, $35.00 per person. Tickets available … [Read More]

Civil War Living History Day, May 7th

4th Annual Civil War Living History Day: Saturday, May 7, 2016: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Civil War Living History Day, Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster: the front yard, the area inside the library front door, and the conference room. The Wayne … [Read More]