Virginia Gunn to give “Fashion of Downton Abbey” Lecture April 6th

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Join us at the Schoolhouse on the campus of the WCHS on April 6th at 2pm for a lecture entitled “Textiles and Lifestyles of the Downton Abbey Era” by University of Akron Professor Virginia Gunn. Refreshments and a tour of the current exhibit in the Kister Building, “Fashions of the Downton Abbey Era” are included. … [Read More]

Military Exhibit: Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

Battle of Spottsylvania  by Thure de Thulstrup

The Military Committee’s spring 2014 exhibit will be “Wayne County at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House”. The exhibit is located in the display cases of the Kister Building on the campus of the WCHS. Michael Silver’s wooden grave marker and a roster of his unit, B Company, 60th OVI, will be exhibited along with … [Read More]

Civil War Roundtable showcases Ohio Union Light Guard, March 18

Hugh Mullen as Sgt. Smith Stimmel

You are invited to another quality program commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The Wayne County Civil War Roundtable, in collaboration with the Wayne County Public Library, will host a free program on March 18, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., in the Wooster Library Conference Room. We are now in the final months of the third … [Read More]

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]

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

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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

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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]