To inspire children, connect families, and create community engagement through an appreciation of local history and culture that focuses on research, education, and quality of life interests.  


We are proud to be the keepers of history, an ever-evolving place to engage, explore, and to learn from the past, present and future of our county and beyond. 

The Wabash County Museum uses state-of-the-art exhibits and engaging programming to introduce you to the rich history of this one-of-a-kind county.

From the Miami and Potawatomi tribes who lived here, to the treat that opened this 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 business, and more, the Museum provides a look at history that is both global and personal.

Annually, the Museum welcomes over 20,000 guests and school field trips from throughout Northeast Indiana. 


The Wabash County Museum is a not-for-profit, as it operates entirely on admissions and private donations. 

Meet The Staff


Board Chair

Lee Ann George, Retired Educator

Board Vice Chair 

Kristen Petruniw, Guidance Counselor/Mom

Board Treasurer

Brent Dawes, Owner Dawes & Pugh CPAs

Board Secretary

Tim Drake, MDS Wabash Co

Asst Superintendent of Instruction 


Board Members

Rachel Castle, Wabash Carnegie Library

Candie Cooper McCoart, Business Owner

Mark Frantz, Attorney 

Keith Gillenwater, Grow Wabash County 

Brian Haupert, Wabash Co Commissioner

Mayor Scott Long, City of Wabash

Christy Reynolds, CPA 

Amy Sivley, Wabash City Schools Superintendent 

Pete Jones, Honorary Member

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