CWRT October 20th: Why Does The Civil War Continue To Live?

CWRT David Shaw

Please join us for another of our quality installments of the Civil War Roundtable brought to you by the Wayne County Historical Society and the Wayne County Public Library. Our next program will be Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 the Wooster Library Conference Room, 220 West Liberty Street, Wooster. We are honored to have Mr. … [Read More]

Society Loses Longtime Supporter

Cliff Cotterman

by Elaine Peterson, WCHS Board President Recently, the Society lost Cliff Cotterman. Cliff and Jeanette are two reasons Rick and I joined. In the early seventies a newly married couple moved into Wooster and we were welcomed by the Presbyterian community. Important members were the Cottermans. They had such a warmth and knowledge of this … [Read More]

“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War”

The Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War (October 28 – December 18) traveling exhibit, created by the National Constitution Center (NCC) in Philadelphia in collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, and funded by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The College of Wooster Libraries applied for … [Read More]

A Night at the Quinby Opera House, Sept. 27th

2015 Opera House Poster

UPDATE: There will only be one performance at 2pm; the 6pm performance has been cancelled. If you have tickets to the 6pm show, you can still use them at 2pm. Tickets are still available. Please call the office if you have any questions! Please join us for another memorable installment of A Night at the … [Read More]

WCHS Planning WWI Centennial Commemoration

Uncle Sam

World War One Centennial Commemoration Are YOU interested in helping? Recent events staged by the Wayne County Historical Society demonstrate that the people of our county, and the surrounding area, have a deep interest in the era of the First World War.  The WCHS military committee has had several very successful displays and presentations regarding … [Read More]

CWRT September 22: “Flames Beyond Gettysburg”

Scott Mingus

Upcoming Civil War Roundtable set for September 22nd: Tuesday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m.; CWRT Program in the Wooster Library Conference Room. “Flames Beyond Gettysburg” by Scott L. Mingus, Sr.. Mingus is an award-winning Civil War author and lecturer from York, PA, whom we are honored to have in Wooster! This PowerPoint talk by Mingus … [Read More]

WCHS Highlights College of Wooster Alumni


The College of Wooster’s summer 2015 issue of the alumni magazine, Wooster, highlighted some of the College’s alumni who volunteer at the Wayne County Historical Society. Read it online at

Open House August 1st, 10am- 4pm!

Looking for something fun to do this Saturday, August 1st?! Why not stop by the society! We will have tours available from 10:00am – 4:00pm of our newly opened Log Cabin and Smokehouse. We hope to see you there!

Quarterly Meeting, July 22nd

Please join us for the third WCHS quarterly meeting of 2015 on Wednesday, July 22nd. The meeting and dinner will be held at 5:30pm at Broken Rocks restaurant, located at 123 E. Liberty Street in Downtown Wooster. Dinner will be ordered off the menu. Jim Spires will be the featured speaker. Jim is a self-trained studio … [Read More]

NEW Exhibit: Timeless Glass From the Past!

Marian Howman (left) and Pat Purdy (right) of the Wayne County Early American Glass Club

Exhibit Opening: Sunday, July 26th from 2:00-4:00pm We are excited to announce our next exhibit titled, Timeless Glass from the Past on display in the Kister Building from July 26th—November 1st.  The official exhibit opening will be Sunday, July 26th from 2:000-4:00pm in the Kister Building at the Society. This extensive collection is being displayed in … [Read More]