2017 Voices From The Past – FEB 26th at 2pm in Lil Red Schoolhouse – PATRICK HENRY

Patrick Henry, portrayed by professional actor Doug Thomas, teaches us that one can be poor, grow up in the backwoods with a limited education, fail multiple times, and yet ultimately succeed. Mr. Henry was a store owner, a husband, a father, a farmer, and a skillful lawyer. As a passionate orator, he is best known for his “Give me Liberty or give me Death!” speech.Patrick Henry was vehemently in favor of what would become the Bill of Rights. Patrick Henry is a reenactment to remember. 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.

MARCH 11, 2017, 1PM to 4PM – Docent Training Session

Arrangements have been made for a docent training day in which Charles Lepold and Shawn Godwin will give training presentations of the new WWI exhibit (Charles Lepold) and the Beall House (Shawn Godwin). Charles is the military specialist in charge of the WWI exhibit and Shawn is the talented professional responsible for the Beall House restoration. The training session will be held on Saturday March 11th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. We will split the docents into two groups; one will go with Charles and one will go with Shawn and then we will switch after an hour and a half. Please RSVP by March 1st to let us know if you can attend. Rumor has it that refreshments will be served.

2017 Voices From The Past – MAR 19th at 2pm in Lil Red Schoolhouse – KELLEY MCRAE

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.

APR 2, 2017, 2PM to 4PM – Wayne County and World War 1 Exhibit – Grand Opening

The featured exhibit of 2017, Wayne County in the World War, is set to have a Grand Opening on Sunday, April 2, 2017 and be on display until the end of October 2017. It 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.

MARCH 25, 2017 – Volunteer for Campus Clean-Up Day from 9:00AM to 12-NOON

Please join us on Saturday, March 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 12-noon for a general cleaning of the Historical Society campus. Cleaning items will be supplied. Come and join us for a “fun” workday: there’s a good possibility there will be donuts available to boost everybody’s energy.

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.