We preserve and present the history that makes Wayne county a special place to live, work, and visit. Join us today and discover, tour, research, learn, or remember the people and places that helped to make Wayne county a place you will never forget.

We invite you to check out our stories, collections, and exhibits to uncover Wayne county’s fascinating history for yourself.

What you’ll find:

Some of the special collections at the Society include many cases of mounted taxidermy birds and small animals, 39 pieces of lusterware and two cases of Wooster-made Coxon-Beleek china, and early pioneer portraits painted by famed local artist Michael Nachtrieb, early tools and arrowheads, and antique farm machinery.

You can explore local history on our campus or learn about a variety of topics relating to Wayne county history through our rotating temporary exhibits and museum items on display.

Our campus consists of six primary structures, that offer visitors a unique opportunity to journey through Wayne county’s rich history — from pioneer days to the modern era.

Our library and archival collections are available for researchers by appointment. See our Research-Getting Help page for more details.