Getting Help

Research assistance to find information and/or items from our extensive collection is available by completing a Reference Question Form at the Kister Building, by placing a reference request by phone at 330-264-8856, or by emailing your questions to with a subject line of “Research“.

Please note, your best chance to find information is by focusing the scope of your subject matter. Please be specific when asking about a particular event, time, person or place. Information on a broad topic is more readily available from other sources.
We DO NOT have any genealogy related information and will direct you to the Genealogy Department at the Wayne County Public Library.

The Wayne County Historical Society has a small collection of books in our Library which are available to the public during museum hours. Some materials may require assistance to view.

Be sure to see our Links page for other online resources available regarding Wayne County, Ohio.


There is a fee of $1 per page for photocopies.


Our museum policy does not allow indoor photography of exhibits or the contents of any building.