In Memorium: Treva McConahay

Recently, the Textile Committee lost another one of its original members – Treva McConahay. Treva worked tirelessly cataloging textiles that were stored throughout the Beall House in closets, trunks and dressers. She and her sister Ruth both devoted hours upon hours to the Wayne Co. Historical Society in different capacities. Treva was a very quiet … [Read More]

Civil War Roundtable – Oct. 21st

Mother Bickerdyke Monument in IL.

Tuesday, October 21, at 6:30 p.m. will be another quality program commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. There is no charge and it is open to the public. The Wayne County Civil War Roundtable, in collaboration with the Wayne County Libraries, will host the program in the Wooster Library Conference Room. We are well … [Read More]

2014 Sharing Our History Tour

LOCAL HISTORICAL SOCIETIES OFFER FREE TOURS Bring the family and explore the treasures of our wonderful Wayne County starting on Saturday, September 20th and occurring everyone Saturday until October 25th . The historical societies listed under each date will be open that day with no admittance fee. Sat., September 20, 2014 Winesburg Historical Society, 2119 … [Read More]

Kitchen Tour – September 20th 1:00-5:00pm

2014KitchenTourforweb

Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Kitchen Tour! The 2012 Kitchen Tour was a not to be missed event, and 2014 will be no different. Join us for a tour of  five, private kitchens in Wooster on Saturday, September 20th from 1:00-5:00pm. Featured this year are homes along historic Founder’s Row: – Marcia … [Read More]

Civil War Roundtable, Sept. 16 – Morgan’s Raid

Tom Vance

What: Morgan’s Raid When: Tuesday, September 16th @ 6:30pm Where: Wayne County Public Library, Wooster – Conference Room Please join us on Tuesday, September 16, at 6:30 p.m. for another quality program commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War.  There is no charge and it is open to the public. The Wayne County Civil … [Read More]

Hospital Benefit Event, Sept. 25

Invite for CCN Fundraiser

An Evening in History, September 25, 2014  Please join us in celebrating the Community Care Network, developed as a collaborative effort by Wooster Community Hospital and The College of Wooster. The event is Thursday, September 25 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm on the grounds of the Wayne County Historical Society. Select areas of the campus will … [Read More]

What’s Behind That Closed Door?

Interior of the Parker Documents Vault at the Wayne County Historical Society.

The Wayne County Historical Society’s Ethel Parker Documents Vault is not shown on any tour of the campus or facilities. That’s not because there’s nothing interesting to show or talk about. There’s all sorts of great stuff in the Documents Vault: old county and city records, newspapers, maps, books, magazines, postcards, letters, posters, albums, scrap … [Read More]

WCHS Community Band Summer 2014

Band

  THANK YOU to everyone who came out to our performances this year. We look forward to seeing you next summer! The WCHS Summer Community Band (sponsored by an anonymous donor for the Wayne County Historical Society) is looking forward to another summer of fine concerts. This band is an effort to remind us of … [Read More]

Closed for 2014 Fourth of July Holiday

Please note that the Wayne County Historical Society will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014.

Civil War History Day, May 10th

73rd OVI Band (members mostly from Central Ohio)

  Civil War Living History Day, Saturday, May 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in the Wooster Library front yard & the area inside the library front door (if inclement weather will be in the conference rooms).  The Wayne County Civil War Roundtable, in collaboration with the Wayne Co. Libraries, is hosting the day.  … [Read More]