APR-OCT 2017, Wayne County in World War 1 Exhibit


The featured exhibit of 2017, Wayne County in World War 1, honors the involvement and sacrifices of Wayne Countians during a pivotal moment in history. The exhibit will be on display until the end of October 2017. This exhibit is the creation of the Society’s Military Committee and will show an extensive collection of military weapons of the era, stories from a number of local soldiers and civilians, the papers and memorabilia of Colonel Frank C. Gerlach, and showcase the artwork of over 25 vintage WW1 posters.

APR 18, 2017, 6:30pm – CWRT – President Lincoln at Washington City

Join us for our next installment of the Civil War Roundtable.   “Lincoln Scholar” Norman Schmidt will speak with slides on President Elect Abraham Lincoln’s interesting trip to Washington City in Feb. of 1861.  This talk is timely as we just had an election and the inauguration of a new president in our country. Such was the case in 1861 with Lincoln. It was an eleven day trip over many railroad lines which were all independently owned, had different gauges, and did not connect physically with each other in the cities. Walking to the next depot or taking a buggy were the options.  Baltimore was going to be a trouble spot for Lincoln. Some changes were made so he would not be injured or killed there. He finally arrived in Washington City unscathed. Check out our post for more information.

2017 Voices From The Past – APR 23rd at 2pm in Lil Red Schoolhouse – SCOTT AINSLIE

Kelley McRae grew up in Mississippi but called NYC home for years before teaming up with guitarist Matt Castelein in 2011, when the husband and wife duo traded in their NYC apartment for a VW camper van and hit the road full time. Thousands of miles and hundreds of shows later, they have toured coast to coast in the US, played to packed rooms across Europe, and sold out the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. Their energetic guitar driven songs of hope continue to build a dedicated following. Tickets may be purchased at: The Wooster Book Company, 205 West Liberty St., Wooster, Ohio, or Wayne County Historical Society, 546 East Bowman St., Wooster, Ohio. Tickets may also be ordered through the mail. Please call the WCHS office at 330-264-8856 to determine availability. Prices: $6.00 for a student; $10.00 for an adult member of WCHS; and $14.00 for a non-member adult. Tickets are available at the Society during office hours on Tue & Fri 1PM-4PM.

April 26, 2017 at 5:30PM – Annual Membership Meeting

The Annual Membership Meeting will be held at TJ’s Restaurant on April 26th @ 5:30PM the cost is $25 per person. The programmed speaker will be Charlie Lepold & Roger Rowe talking about aspects of Wayne County in WWI not in the exhibit. Reservations should be made by calling the Society 330-264-8856.

May 13, 2017, 10AM to 3PM – CWRT – Civil War Living History Day

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.  The Wayne County Civil War Roundtable, in collaboration with the Wayne Co. Libraries, is hosting the day.  There is no charge and the event is open to the public.  We are commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War two years and one month after Gen. Lee finally surrendered. The horrific war had gone on for four years almost to the day. Check out our post for more information.