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Historical Societies: THE RICH HISTORY OF WAYNE COUNTY

histsoc.jpgLocal historical societies are proud to display and discuss the rich history of Wayne County and its communities. Whether your interest lies in genealogical research or simply in exploring the past, these independently operated historical societies offer an exciting glance back in time for visitors and residents.

Chippewa-Rogues Hollow Historical Society

17500 Galehouse Rd., PO Box 283, Doylestown 44230 330-289-7252 e-mail: marymertic@juno.com

Website: http://www.chippewarogueshollow.org

Please call for an appointment.

County Line Historical Society of Wayne/Holmes Counties

281 N. Market St., PO Box 614, Shreve 44676 330-567-2501 e-mail: countylinehistoricalsociety@gmail.com

Website: http://www.shreveohio.com/resources/county-line-historical-society

Creston Historical Society

Creston Library, 116 S. Main St., Creston 44217 330-435-6796

Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs., 10 am-8 pm; Wed., Fri., 10 am-5 pm; Sat., 10 am-2 pm.

Dalton Community Historical Society

115 E. Main St., PO Box 273, Dalton 44618 330-828-2221

Website: http://www.daltonohchamber.com

Ken Miller Supply Oil, Gas, Car, Truck & Ag Museum

7920 Shreve Road (St. Rt. 226) Shreve, 44676 330-496-4024

Hosted by County Line Historical Society of Wayne & Holmes Counties on the second Saturday of each month, Noon-3pm or by appointment.

Kidron-Sonnenberg Heritage Center

13153 Emerson Rd.,PO Box 234, Kidron 44636 330-857-9111

Marshallville Historical Society

4 E. Church Street, Marshallville 44645 330-855-2212

Hours: By appointment only

Mt. Eaton/Paint Township Historical Society

15966 E. Main St., Mt. Eaton 44659 330-465-7525

Hours: May-Nov., second Sat. of the month, 11 am-3:30 pm or by appointment.

Orrville Historical Society

142 Depot St., PO Box 437, Orrville 44667 Judge Smith Orr House: 365 W. Market St., Orrville 44667 330-930-0113

Website: http://www.orrvillehistory.org

Hours by appointment only

Orrville Railroad Heritage Society

145 Depot St., Orrville 44667 330-683-2426

Website: http://www.orrvillerailroad.com

Rittman Historical Society

Knupp Church, located off of Decoursey Rd., next to Rittman Cemetery. Pioneer House Museum, located on Gish Rd., PO Box 583, Rittman, 44270 330-485-9885

Hours: By appointment only

Smithville Community Historical Society

381 E. Main St., PO Box 12, Smithville 44677 330-669-9308 e-mail: ndhd1@hotmail.com

Website: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohschs/index.html

Sonnenberg Village

3497 Hackett Rd. Apple Creek 44606 e-mail: kidronheritagecenter@ hotmail.com

Website: http://www.kidronhistoricalsociety.org

Contact above for further information.

Wayne County Historical Society

546 E. Bowman St., Wooster 44691 330-264-8856 email: dkitko@wcpl.info

Website: http://www.waynehistoricalohio.org

Wayne County Public Library - Genealogy & Local History Dept.

220 W. Liberty St., Second Floor, Wooster 44691 Mailing address: Wayne County Public Library, Genealogy and Local History PO Box 1349 Wooster, OH 44691 330-262-0916, ext. 7138 e-mail: dkitko@wcpl.info

Website: http://www.wcpl.info

Hours:Mon., Tues., Thurs., 10 am-8 pm; Wed., Fri., 10 am-5 pm; Sat., 10 am-2 p.m.

West Salem Historical Society

Schoolhouse Community Center, 99 E. Buckeye St., PO Box 419, West Salem 44287 419-853-4703

Hours: Open third Thursday of the month from 5-7 pm.