The Wabash County Historical Museum has been collecting since the mid-1920s. The current collection consists of more than 175,000 pieces of Wabash County History.
The Richard E. Ford Archives and Research Center, located on the 2nd floor of the Museum, houses photos and personal papers of the citizens of Wabash County, their families, local businesses and organizations.
The Museum's vast collection is used for exhibition on and off-site, educational programming, and research.
Past Perfect Online
The Museum is currently inventorying and digitizing our vast collection. As part of this, we will be placing a large portion of the collection online for public access.
As items are added, they will be available by clicking the button below. We appreciate your patience as we begin this lengthy and tedious project.
Guests are welcome to browse many of the more than 70,000 pieces located in the archives with the assistance of our collections staff members.
For more information on a specific item, to schedule an appointment, or for general inquiries on the collection please call (260) 563-9070 or e-mail TJ Honeycutt.
Donate an Artifact
The Museum's collection exists thanks to the generosity of businesses and individuals who donate items to be preserved as part of Wabash County's history. These items are used to develop exhibits and for research purposes by Museum staff and the interested public.
If you have an item you would like to donate to our collection please e-mail TJ Honeycutt or call him at
Due to limited space, the Museum is selective on items that are accessioned into our collection, and a volunteer composed collections committee reviews each item being considered for our collection.