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.  


Our current collection consisted of more than 175,000 pieces of Wabash County history. The Richard E. Ford Archives and Research Center houses photos and information about Wabash County residents, local businesses, and organizations. The vast collection is used for exhibits on and off-site, educational programs, and research.


Guests are welcome to browse the 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 inquires on the collection, email us!


The Museum's collection exists thanks to the generosity of businesses and individuals who donate items to be preserved. If you have an item you would like to donate, please email us.

Due to limited space, we are selective on items that are accessioned into our collection.