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About  the Museum

The Wabash County Museum is proud to be the keeper of history, an ever-evolving place to engage, explore, and to learn from the past, present and future of our county and beyond. ​We use state-of-the-art exhibits and engaging programming to introduce guests to the rich history of this one-of-a-kind county.

From the Miami and Potawatomi tribes who lived here, to the treaty that opened the area up for transportation  allowing the development of the Wabash-Erie Canal and the Big Four Railroad, to the many innovative people who have built and led world-impacting businesses, and more, the Museum provides a look at history that is both global and personal.

Annually, the Museum welcomes thousands of members, guests, tourists, and school children through our doors.  


The Wabash County Museum is a not-for-profit, operating entirely through

memberships, admissions, and private donations. 

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To propagate our history through Preservation, Education, and Innovation to inspire wonder in our past and foster cultural understanding today and for future generations.

Meet The Team

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Teresa Galley

Executive Director

Community Connections: 

Wabash Cultural District Advisory Committee

East Region Tourism Marketing Coop

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Hope Schoening

Marketing Coordinator

Community Connections:

Wabash High School Grad

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Brian Haupert

Director of Operations

Community Connections:

Wabash County Commissioner

Grow Wabash Co & Wabash Co Solid Waste Mgmt Board Member

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Alec Guenin

Archives & Research Specialist

Community Connections:

Pres, LaFontaine History Club

Paradise Spring Historical Park Board

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Kayla VanDiepenbos

Executive Assistant/Project Manager

Community Connections:

Wabash Kiwanis Club


Jeff Galley

Acting Curator

Wabash High School Vice Principal

Licensed History Teacher 

2023 Board of Directors



Board Chair           Kristen Petruniw

Board Vice Chair    Keith Gillenwater

Board Treasurer      Christy Reynolds

Board Secretary      Rachel Castle

Board Officers

Pam Campbell

Candie Cooper McCoart

Mark Frantz  

Dave Haist

Brian Haupert
Mayor Scott Long

Tyler Olson

Dr. Amy Sivley


Pete JonesHonorary Member

Brent Dawes, Honorary Member

Lee Ann George, Honoray Member

Board Members

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