A Unique Museum Experience
The Museum is housed in the 1905 Friends Boarding Home which looks very much as it did when retired Quakers and single school teachers lived there in its early days. As the gateway to the Quaker Historical District in Waynesville, Ohio, the Friends Home operates as a cultural center for the village, and for Wayne and Massie Townships of Warren County. It sits at the top of Quaker Hill two blocks off downtown Waynesville. Twenty-two rooms of historic exhibits are offered on three floors. Each room highlights a local community or an aspect of early Quaker life, period clothing, local medicine and education, and more! The Quaker Historical District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
► New Excursion in the works for Spring, 2014
May 5 and 6, 2014...mark these dates! We're planning another overnight coach tour. We're calling it "Eclectic Encounters, a visit to fascinating tri-state places that shaped our history." Details to follow.
Check out this nice article about shopping in Waynesville, and things to do in our town, including a visit to the Museum.
► Fall 2013 Newsletter posted
► Waynesville and the Museum on TV in Cleveland
A local TV show in Cleveland has a segment called "One Tank Trips" which highlight places to visit within a drive of one tank of gas. Watch this interesting video on Waynesville, "the most haunted village in Ohio". Featured are the Museum's ghost tours, the Museum and Hammel House.
► Christmas Tour of Homes 2013
We have scheduled our annual Christmas Tour of Homes to be held Saturday, December 7, 2013. Visit eight homes, two churches and two museums all decorated for the holdiays!
► Photos from our Ohio River History and Haunting Tour
► New ghost photo added
►Shaker Video Presentation
Enjoy a video of the songs Simple Gifts and Amazing Grace sung by a docent at Shaker Village, Pleasant Hill, KY. This presentation was part of our Quaker/Shaker Tour held in April, 2013.
►Donations can now be made online.
►Memberships can now be purchased online