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


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


  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]

Annual Meeting April 23rd, 2014


Please mark your calendars for the Wayne County Historical Society’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 @ 6:00pm in Bruch Hall of First Presbyterian Church, Wooster, 621 College Ave. Please call (330) 264-8856 to reserve your seat. The cost is $25 per person and can be sent to the office; or, stop by on … [Read More]

Downton Abbey Tea – May 10th

Join us for a Downton Abbey themed tea at Trinity UCC church at 1:30pm in downtown Wooster, 150 East North Street. Proceeds from the event will benefit the restoration of the iconic Beall-Stibbs house on the campus of the WCHS. Tickets are $30 and are available for purchase starting March 10 at Buehler’s stores in Wooster, … [Read More]

Civil War Roundtable to host author Gene Salecker April 1st

Sultana near Helena, Arkansas, c.April 26, 1865. (photo courtesy of

Join us on Tuesday April 1st at the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster for a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear Gene Salecker present two speeches on the disaster of the SS Sultana. Author of “Disaster on the Mississippi”, Salecker is the foremost authority of the April 27, 1865 explosion of the side-wheel … [Read More]