Wayne County Historical Society hosting holiday open house Dec. 2-3

The Wayne County Historical Society will deck the halls for its 2022 holiday open house.
The Wayne County Historical Society will deck the halls for its 2022 holiday open house.

The Wayne County Historical Society, 546 E. Bowman St., Wooster, will play host to two holiday open houses for the public this holiday season.

They were be 4-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Admission is $5 for adults, free for those 18 and under accompanied by an adult. Tickets may be purchased at the 1873 schoolhouse near the Spink Street entrance to the grounds before beginning the self-guided tour.

Additional parking is available in the St. Mary’s Church and Drug Mart lots, to the south and west of the historical society campus respectively.

Each of the eight buildings will feature at least one special exhibit, including a “Holiday Memories” vintage toy pop-up exhibit in the Kister Building and a colorful display of crazy quilts and winter clothing in the dress shop.

The Beall-Stibbs House will be decorated for the season as the Beall and Stibbs families would have done in the early 19th century, and Roseanne Anfang will play seasonal music on the period piano in the parlor.

Other highlights include Gerstenslager buggies and a newly acquired Model A Ford in the carriage house, horse-drawn and motorized fire engines from Orrville and Wooster in the firehouse and a log cabin decorated to depict life in 1850s Canaan Township.

This will be the last chance to see many of the exhibits, as the society will close for the season Dec. 17, reopening in early March with new displays.

This article originally appeared on The Daily Record: Wayne Historical Society dressing up for holidays Dec. 2-3