County Line Historical Society and Ken Miller Supply Museum Openings, April 11th!

Oil Barrel Wagon at the Ken Miller Supply Oil, Gas, Car, Truck and Agriculture Museum

Mark your calendars for these opening events at the County Line Historical Society Museum and the Ken Miller Supply Oil, Gas, Truck and Agriculture Museum. We hope to see you there! County Line Historical Society Museum: Open on Saturday, April 11, 2015, 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. The museum is located at 281 North Market Street (State Route … [Read More]

Wooster Community Band Rehearsals

NEWS RELEASE – REHEARSALS BEGINNING MAY 13! WAYNE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY SUMMER COMMUNITY BAND 2015 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 the bands which many communities had … [Read More]

Civil War Living History Day: Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m

73rd OVI CW Regimental Band, conducted by John Huffman, Jr.

Wayne County Civil War Roundtable collaborating with the Wayne County Libraries; Civil War Living History Day, Saturday, May 9, 2015. Join us from 10:00am – 3:00pm in the Wooster Library front yard, the area inside the library front door, and the conference room.  The Wayne County Civil War Roundtable, in collaboration with the Wayne Co. … [Read More]

Annual Meeting: April 22nd

Please mark your calendars for the WCHS Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 @ 6:00pm in Bruch Hall of First Presbyterian Church, Wooster, 621 College Ave. Please call (330) 264-8856 to reserve your number of seats. The cost is $25 per person and can sent to the office or paid at the door on … [Read More]

Civil War Roundtable April 21st: Major Thomas Eckert and President Abraham Lincoln

Thomas T. Eckert -
Photograph between 1860 and 1865 (

Wayne County Civil War Roundtable Program “Major Thomas Eckert and President Abraham Lincoln” – April 21st @ 6:30pm On Tuesday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. will be another of our quality programs commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War which is free and open to the public.  The Wayne County Civil War Roundtable in … [Read More]

NEW EXHIBIT! Wayne County Memorabilia, March 8-June 28

The Hagans with a sampling of their extensive collection

Hagans Wayne County Memorabilia Exhibit Open House: Sunday, March 8th from 1:00-4:30pm. We are excited to announce our upcoming exhibit titled, Wayne County Memorabilia: The Collection of Patrick Hagans. The exhibit will run from March 8th – June 28th. The Hagans Family is delighted to share this extensive collection of Wayne County and Wooster memorabilia. … [Read More]

WCHS to host Young Professionals Event, April 8th

Young Professionals

Wooster/ Orrville Young Professionals Social Event: April 8th from 5:00 – 7:00pm on the grounds of the WCHS! Have you ever driven by the collection of period buildings on East Bowman Street and wondered what it’s all about? Have you ever wanted to tour the beautifully restored Beall House? Have you not been to the … [Read More]

Civil War Roundtable March 17th: Lincoln’s Last Great Debate

CWRT Lincoln Debate

On Tuesday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m. will be another of our quality programs commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War which is open to the public.  The Wayne County Civil War Roundtable in collaboration with the Wayne County Libraries is hosting the program in the Wooster Library Conference Room. We are now approaching … [Read More]

Library Exhibit: Wayne County in WWII

Military library exhibit 2015

Going to the Wooster Public Library soon? Make sure to check out the Military Committee’s exciting new display, Wayne County in WWII, running now through February 20th. Check out this great article from Wooster Weekly for more information! World War II exhibit at library shows how to ‘read’ a uniform

Proposed NEW WCHS Logo Options

Option #1

Did you know that the Wayne County Historical Society has never had a formal logo designed and adopted by the society? The current “logo” we are all familiar with is actually based on the the Bowman street road sign out front of the Beall-Stibbs house. Looking back through the years, different attempts at an official … [Read More]