Thursday, August 13, 2020

Wayne Historical Society planning several new programs

The Wayne Historic Museum has reopened and talks have resumed, according to the latest newsletter from the Wayne Historical Society.
The museum has reopened for tours and research from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Masks will be required and hand sanitizer will be provided visitors. Talks at the museum will resume outside on the lawn to provide social distancing. Masks will also be required at talks during the foreseeable future to provide a safe environment, a spokesman said.

Norwayne: A planned community will be the topic at the 7 p.m. Sept. 10 meeting. The guest speaker will be Hank Johnson of the Norwayne Citizens Commission.
The Annual Cemetery Walk hosted by the association will take place from 1 until 3 p.m. this year at Westlawn Cemetery. The walk will highlight several local families and figures. As always, the event is an outdoor walking tour so guests are encouraged to dress appropriately. Donations are accepted.
At 7 p.m. Oct 17, the Historical Society members will host the Witches Brew Tea at the museum. During the haunted tea party, guests will meet several Wayne characters in a spooky setting. Tickets, priced at $35, must be purchased in advance.
There will be a Ghost Hunt at the museum from 8 until 11:45 p.m. on Oct. 24. The Great Lakes Ghost Hunters will attempt to locate paranormal activity in the 140-year-old museum building. A one-hour spot to attend is priced at $25.
Blacksmithing: The Bert Green Story will be the topic at 7 p.m. Nov. 12.
Visitors will learn about Bert Green and what life was like as one of the last blacksmiths in Wayne and how the company continues today.
The last event of the year is Holiday Night at the Museum which is planned for 6 until 9 p.m. Dec. 5. Santa will be on hand and cookies and hot chocolate will be available. The town Christmas tree will be lit during the evening.
More about the museum located at 1 Town Square at the corner of Main and Biddle, is available on the Facebook page, waynehistoricalsociety.