OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE IN THE MUSEUM BUILDING
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Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Seniors (age 60+): $3
Children (ages 6-12): $3
Active Servicemen receive the Brigadier General Paul Bergman discounted rate of $3
Adult Group Rate
(Minimum of 10 people)
$3.00 per person
Admission is free for Museum Members. MEMBERSHIPS are available for individuals, families, and grandparents.
Special Services: The Museum provides handicapped access to all venues for our patrons with disabilities. Closed captioning available for the Wabash County: A Journey Through Time film, and wheel chairs are available at the front desk.
WABASH CARNEGIE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Tuesdays, 10 am to 12:30 pm
Wednesdays, 10 am to 3 pm
Thursdays, 10 am to 3 pm
Fridays, 10 am to 1 pm
Other hours by appointment.
See WCPL ARCHIVES for further information.
NOW ON DISPLAY
"Lifemaps & Legacies," our newest temporary exhibit in our mini-gallery. These visual biographies were created by local senior citizens under the guidance of local artist Jeanie Cooper. The "seniors" then met with Wabash High School juniors, who wrote biographies to accompany the artwork. This is a great tribute to some of the elder statesmen of our community. On display through April 27th.
WHO WE ARE
Click on the photo of Memorial Hall to learn about the history of the Museum and what you can expect when you visit us.
ALL STUDENT FIELD TRIPS (Pre-school through College Seniors) WILL BE ADMITTED FOR FREE! This includes students, teachers, chaperones, and bus drivers. School groups must book one week in advance to take advantage of this offer. See our EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES page to make your trip a phenomenal one! Also on the Educational Resources page are links to State Standards covered in the museum and information on our traveling trunks!
MAKE A DAY OF IT!
See these LINKS for other area attractions.
Now selling Whetstone Woodenware! Visit our gift shop for a variety of Wabash related items. We also have gift ideas for sports, nature, food, and history lovers, and so much more! Click on the store photo to shop on-line using PayPal, or stop in the next time you're in town. You may shop in the museum store anytime without purchasing admission.
Another great way to support the museum has recently been made available. ShopForMuseums.com is a site that helps on-line stores give a portion of sales to museums! Clicking on this link will take you to our profile page on their site. Once you choose our museum, you can then go to a variety of on-line stores that will send a percentage of your purchase to us! This site has many partners, and stores that you regularly shop on-line are likely included in this list!
The Wabash County Historical Museum is located on the northeast corner of Wabash St. and Market St. in downtown Wabash. Parking is available on Market St., as well as parking lots on both the west and east sides of the facility.
Market St. is a one-way street with the traffic flow west bound. Take Canal St., which is one block south of the Museum, east to Huntington St., turn north one block to Market St. and turn left. The Museum is on the right side of the street. SEE MAP
The mission of the museum is to collect, preserve, document and display aural, visual, and physical artifacts which tell the history of life in Wabash County. This mission shall be driven by a passion for presentation that will attract visitors having both casual and research interests.
The museum relies on the generosity of people like you to keep its doors open. If you would like to make a contribution to the "best county museum in the state", you can click on the button below to make a secure donation via PayPal. A PayPal account is not needed in order to make a donation.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR INDIANA HOMEOWNERS!
For those who apply and qualify for this program, Energizing Indiana will send an Energy Advisor to your residence, free of charge, to examine your energy use and suggest money-saving changes you can make. This Home Energy Assessment can identify methods to save heating, air conditioning, and water costs. With this information, participants can prioritize energy-saving home improvements and start cutting costs from the day of the Energy Advisor’s visit. (They will leave some free energy-saving goodies with you!)
Why is the Museum encouraging participation in this program? Not only is energy usage an historic field of study, but Energizing Indiana will contribute $25 per qualified participant who signs up through the Wabash County Historical Museum (up to $25,000 per year) as a means of community investment. Energizing Indiana is offering two incentives—energy savings for you, and a donation to your favorite nonprofit—WCHM!! How can you find out if you qualify? Just click below!
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“In memory of our son, Jeff, who would have loved this!”
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