NEW EXHIBIT! Wooster Memorabilia, March 8-June 28

The Hagans with a sampling of their extensive collection

Hagans Wooster Memorabilia Exhibit Open House: Sunday, March 8th from 1:00-4:30pm. We are excited to announce our upcoming exhibit titled, Wooster Memorabilia: The Collection of Patrick Hagans. The exhibit will run from March 8th – June 28th. The Hagans Family is delighted to share this extensive collection of Wayne County and Wooster memorabilia. For more … [Read More]

WCHS to host Young Professionals Event, April 8th

Young Professionals

Wooster/ Orrville Young Professionals Social Event: April 8th from 5:00 – 7:00pm on the grounds of the WCHS! Have you ever driven by the collection of period buildings on East Bowman Street and wondered what it’s all about? Have you ever wanted to tour the beautifully restored Beall House? Have you not been to the … [Read More]

Civil War Roundtable March 17th: Lincoln’s Last Great Debate

CWRT Lincoln Debate

On Tuesday, March 17 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 is hosting the program in the Wooster Library Conference Room. We are now approaching … [Read More]

Library Exhibit: Wayne County in WWII

Military library exhibit 2015

Going to the Wooster Public Library soon? Make sure to check out the Military Committee’s exciting new display, Wayne County in WWII, running now through February 20th. Check out this great article from Wooster Weekly for more information! World War II exhibit at library shows how to ‘read’ a uniform

Proposed NEW WCHS Logo Options

Option #1

Did you know that the Wayne County Historical Society has never had a formal logo designed and adopted by the society? The current “logo” we are all familiar with is actually based on the the Bowman street road sign out front of the Beall-Stibbs house. Looking back through the years, different attempts at an official … [Read More]

Civil War Roundtable: Feb. 17th – Regiment of Presidents

Civil War Roundtable Larry Snyder 02.17.2014

News Release – Wayne County Civil War Roundtable Program on “The History and Actions of the 23rd OVI During the Civil War and After” by Larry Snyder. On Tuesday, February 17 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.  … [Read More]

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]