A day full of kids activities, crafts, Egyptian Fashions and lots of interactive fun... more
Welcome to the Wayne County Historical Museum!
“This gem of a museum is like a miniature Smithsonian, NY Metropolitan, and Williamsburg all rolled into one.” Bruce Sampsell, (a former president of Fisher Price Toys) who was amazed at the scope and quality of the museum’s holdings. Comprised of eight buildings on a compact site, the museum is a unique repository of Wayne County and Richmond history from early pioneer life through the industrial revolution into modern times.
Exhibits include period clothing, furniture, portraiture, two log cabins of local origin, a genuine Conestoga wagon, a blacksmith shop, print shop, bakery, loom house, a superb collection of early Richmond made automobiles, steam powered tractors, the first Davis airplane manufactured in Richmond in 1929, and a whole lot more about Richmond’s rich industrial heritage.
There is much to see beyond Wayne County, too. On display are fine art objects from around the world collected by the museum’s founder. There is also a choice collection of Native American artifacts including both modern and ancient pottery of Hopi, Zuni, Pueblo, Anasazi origins. Perhaps the most popular exhibit in the museum is the recently updated gallery dedicated to telling the story of Life and Death in Ancient Egypt.
- May 18, 2013 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
- May 30, 2013
This is a giant yard sale right on a main street in Richmond. Come bring your wares... more
- June 15, 2013
Kids will be able to work with Civil War re-enactors to have a hands on learning... more