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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:


County Line Historical Society of Wayne/Holmes Counties

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


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


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 330-359-5329

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


Hours by appointment only

Orrville Railroad Heritage Society

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


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:


Sonnenberg Village

13497 Hackett Rd. Apple Creek 44606 e-mail: kidronheritagecenter@


Contact above for further information.

Wayne County Historical Society

546 E. Bowman St., Wooster 44691 330-264-8856 email:


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:


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