Smithville Historical Society to Present Program on Milk Bottles

“Milk Bottles,” a lecture program created by Susan McFadden on the dairies of Wayne County, Ohio and farm-bottled milk industry, will be presented on May 1, 2017 at the meeting of the Smithville Community Historical Society at 7 PM in the historic Church of God on Milton Street. A business meeting will be held prior … [Read More]

WCHS Board of Trustees Motions & March 2017 De-Accessions

The Wayne County Historical Society of Ohio Board of Trustees met for their regular monthly meeting on March 28, 2017 and approved changes to sections, X. DE-ACCESSION PROCEDURE and XI. DISPOSAL, of the Society’s Collections Management Policy. One of those changes allows them to publish the list of approved de-accessioned items (objects released and removed … [Read More]

May 13th – Civil War Living History Day

NEWS RELEASE – Wayne County Civil War Roundtable collaborating with the Wayne County Libraries; Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m..     The Fifth Annual “Civil War Living History Day” will be held at the Wooster Library in the front yard, the area inside the library front door, and the conference room. … [Read More]

Book Signing at Local Roots on March 25th 10AM-Noon

Local Roots, at 140 S. Walnut St. in Wooster, Ohio, is hosting a book signing with author Karol Crosbie for her new publication, Beautiful Wayne County on March 25, 2017 between 10AM and 12-Noon. Proceeds from the sale of the book will go toward supporting the Wayne County Historical Society of Ohio.

CWRT: March 24th – Gen. Alvin C. Voris

News Release – Wayne County Civil War Roundtable Program, free and open to the public in the Wooster Branch of the Wayne County Public Libraries. March 21, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – continuing with quality programs!  Ted Dudra as General Alvin C. Voris “I shudder as I think of that awful charge. I could hear the sickening … [Read More]

CWRT: April 18th – Lincoln at Washington City

News Release – Wayne County Civil War Roundtable Program, free and open to the public in the Wooster Branch of the Wayne County Public Libraries. April 18, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – continuing with quality programs! “Lincoln Scholar” Norman Schmidt will speak with slides on President Elect Abraham Lincoln’s interesting trip to Washington City in Feb. of … [Read More]

Office Closed Dec. 23rd & 30th

Please note that Friday, December 23, 2016, the Society’s office will be closed and will open again at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday December 27th. The office will then be closed again on Friday, December 30, 2016 and re-open on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

CWRT Jan. 17th – Financing the Civil War

  Civil War Roundtable – Financing the Civil War: North and South Tuesday, January 17th at 6:30pm Wayne County Public Library, Wooster. Please join us for another quality program of our Wayne County Civil War Roundtable. All events are free and open to the public and are held in the conference room at the Wayne … [Read More]

Fall Quarterly Meeting-10/26/2016 @ 5:30PM

Don’t forget the 2016 Fall Membership Quarterly meeting on Wednesday, October 26th, in the Kister Building at 5:30PM, where we’ll have a Potluck dinner and Sandi Keim will present the program, “Teddy Bears Through the Ages”. Bring a dish to share and your own table service and if you have a special teddy bear from … [Read More]


Due to some unforeseen issues, we are cancelling the planned Ghost Walk for October 15, 2016. The good news is that we have rescheduled the event for Oct. 14th, 2017! Please return your ticket to the place of purchase for a full refund. Sorry for any inconvenience.