The Museum at the Friends Home offers a variety of events throughout the year.  Click on a link below to find out more.


Box Lunch Lectures


  • March 16th, 2019

    • Siege of Cincinnati - Chris Burns, Civil War Historian from Northern Kentucky University, will enlighten us during this event known as “The Confederate Heartland Offensive, September 1-September 13, 1862.” Come and be enlightened and amazed about history close to home.

  • April 20th, 2019

    • 4 Paws for Ability - KaLynn Clark, Director of Volunteer Engagement at this nationally-known facility in Xenia, Ohio will tell us about this wonderful organization that trains companion dogs for children and adults with mental conditions such as autism, epilepsy, and PTSD. You will hear heart-warming stories of how these extremely well-trained dogs have dramatically improved the lives of patients and their loved ones charged with their care.

  • September 21st, 2019

    • Ghost Tales of Waynesville - For those who love ghost tales and/or cannot walk the guided tours of haunted sites along Waynesville’s Main Street, this lecture is for you. Some of the best tales about one of Ohio’s most-ghostly towns will be told by Linda Morgan from the Friends Museum.

  • October 19th, 2019​

    • David has a successful background in design. David attended the Art Institue of Pittsburgh where he studied Interior Design. Some of his successes are owning and operation a Florist/Wedding Planning business, Master designer at Michaels Arts and Crafts, and is a home staging expert.​



Ghost Hunting Classes


  • March 9th and October 5th

    • The class will be conducted by Paravizion, a well-known and respected paranormal investigation group from Middletown, Ohio. The class will familiarize students with the latest in ghost-hunting electronics. Plus, we will visit Waynesville haunted sites and with the experts helping, use some of the technology to hunt ghosts at the Museum. The Cost is $40 per person with all proceeds going to the Museum.


Ghost Walks: Spring and Summer


  • 3rd Saturday of the month: April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug 17 and Sept. 21

    • Guided tours of either Main Street or Quaker Hill will be held on the dates shown below. Either tour costs $12, and they begin at 7:45 P.M. Pre-paid groups of 10 or more can be scheduled for other dates upon request. Reservations can be made on the Museum’s web site or by phone. Children under 12 are free.


Gigantic Garage Sale


  • The sale lasts from Thursday, June 6th through Saturday, June 9th. The rain date is Thursday, June 27th through Saturday, June 29th.

    • This is the ultimate trash and treasure sale with irresistible prices. This sale a major moneymaker for the Museum to enable it to continue its mission. Many, many members of the greater Waynesville community donate items and often help sell the items. Please continue donating and buying.


October Ghost Walks and Ghost and Goblet Dinner


  • Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, October 16, 18, 19; 23, 25, 26 and 30th. Please make reservations early since these tours fill up quickly.

    • We have two separate walks available in October: Main Street Tour and the Quaker Hill Tour. Tours start at 7:45 P.M. and cost $12. Children under 12 are free. Both tours are entertaining and informative. The Dinners start at 6 PM.



Christmas Tour of Homes


  • Saturday, December 7th

    • The Museum sponsors a tour of local Waynesville homes that are splendidly decorated for Christmas. This event is coordinated with the Waynesville Christmas in the Village Celebration. The Home Tour will occur from Noon till 5:00 P.M. Pre-sale tickets are available and can also be purchased the day of the event. Again, consult our web site or call us.

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