The Myth of Mary Owens Jenkins

Mary Owens Jenkins

Join the Wayne County Public Library with a presentation about Mary Owens Jenkins, on Saturday, March 15, 2014, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Wayne County Public Library, in Wooster. Mary Owens, of Pennsylvania, disguised herself as a man and joined the Union Army so she could fight in the … [Read More]

NEW EXHIBIT! Downton Abbey Era: Fashion in Transition

A Night Out in 1914

Downton Abbey Era: Fashion in Transition The Textile Committee of the Wayne County Historical Society is excited to present the exhibit Downton Abbey Era: Fashion in Transition. Fashions from the society’s collection (many of which have never been shown) as well as many items on loan from private individuals and public organizations will be on … [Read More]

Public invited to Civil War Roundtable meet on February 25


The Wayne County Civil War Roundtable, in collaboration with the Wayne County Public Library, will host a program Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Wooster Library’s Conference Room. One of Ken Burns’ outstanding films of the Civil War entitled, “Valley of the Shadow of Death”, which covers the first months of 1864 … [Read More]

WCHS Office CLOSED 2/18/14

closed sign

Due to the inclement weather, the Wayne County Historical Society office will be CLOSED today, February 18, 2014. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. We look forward to seeing you again soon, and for Spring to arrive in 30 days!  

2014 Opening Exhibit Date Change

The 2014 opening exhibit presented by the Textile Committee, The Fashions of the “Downton Abbey” Era, has been compelled to delay the date of their grand opening due to poor weather conditions and sewer construction along Spink and Bowman streets until March 2nd, 2014. Please note the change and mark your calendars!

Jan. 22nd Quarterly Meeting Cancelled

Due to inclement weather conditions the quarterly meeting scheduled for January 22, 2014 has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Civil War Roundtable will be held January 21, 2014

Visitor's Center at Chickamauga National Park in Georgia just below Chattanooga, TN. Photo by Gerald Payn.

Civil War Roundtable will present The Battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga Another quality program commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War will be held Tuesday, January 21st at 6:30pm at the Wayne County Public Library Wooster, Conference Room A. Civil War Roundtables are a collaboration between the Wayne County Historical Society and the Wayne … [Read More]

Ferdinand A. Brader Celebration Open House this Saturday

A Ferdinand A. Brader Celebration Open House will be held at the KIKO auction office this Saturday, January 11, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Learn more about this intriguing local artist and his historic pencil drawings. Exchange family histories with others who have farm drawings by Brader. Bring your drawings to be professionally photographed … [Read More]

Wayne County Public Library January Window Displays

Digital Collection volunteer S. Zimmerman getting the items arranged in the 4 east end gallery windows at the Wa. Co. Public Library.

The Wayne County Historical Society was given the opportunity to display a small cross section of images from our growing Digital Collection catalog at the Wayne County Public Library from January 6th – 31st, 2014. You can find the large-format prints in the window displays on the Library main level down the long hall where … [Read More]

Civil War Rountable Bus Tour – Nov. 14th

The Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, circa 1900

The Civil War Roundtable is sponsoring a Bus Trip to Cleveland on November 14th. Stops will include: The Old Stone Church, The Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument, Lakeview Cemetery (including the tomb of President James A. Garfield) and the Western Reserve Historical Society, are on the itinerary. Participants will travel by motor coach. If you are … [Read More]