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Third Thursdays

These programs, now dubbed our Happy History Hour (from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm), are educational programs highlighting a different topic and speaker on the third Thursday of each month. Third Thursdays are designed for our members and the public to enjoy and learn together. Some programs have been recorded and will be available for viewing. 

September 21st - CIVIL WAR GENEALOGY - Join us to welcome Marj Perez, former Wayne County Historian, who will share her expertise on how and where to look for genealogical and/or historical information on prior generations of your family. Have you ever wondered if your any of your ancestors served in the Civil War, or when they arrived in Wayne County? She'll tell us how. Don't miss this chance to start adding names to your family tree. 

October 19th - CIVIL WAR SURGEONS Our favorite "Rebel" surgeon, Les Buell, will be on hand to give a close-up look at the terrifying treatments prescribed for the men who fought... on both sides of the Civil War. Come on out for a Happy History Hour, have some light refreshments, and see a mid-19th century doc who really enjoys his work!  

Nov 16th - IN PURSUIT OF HISTORY - Historic Pursuits proprietor Chris Blomgren debuts his theatrical and entertaining approach to teaching and learning more about local history, especially historic survival in the 21st century. 

Group Tours

Group tours of the Museum are during our regularly scheduled hours or made available upon request for groups of 25 or more. Regular admission plus a small fee for the Tour Guide Docent is required for all Group Tours. Please Contact Us before you come so that we can be ready for you 

Unlocking History
A new countywide historic program is being developed for group attendees of all ages. This program can be scalable and applicable to elementary, middle or high school students as well as senior groups and families. Unlocking History will focus on the history of our building, the old Sheriff's residence and jail, as well as famous and infamous residents, events, buildings, and businesses that helped shape our County. This program will be available beginning March 2024. Please Contact Us for more information.

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