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Markers & Museums
East Central Edition
Wayne County Historical Museum
The compact site includes eight historical buildings with a wealth of historical photos and artifacts from Wayne County's history. The Museum hosts several special events throughout the year. This museum represents itself as a miniature Smithsonian Museum. The description is far from deceptive. The visitor can expect to spend a minimum of three hours in this delightful museum.
The museum covers a wide spectrum of subjects, using a vast array of models, artifacts, photographs and documents. History, geology, archeology, aviation, transportation and agriculture are just a few of the topics the visitor can expect to find in the museum.
Early Life in Indiana
The Sarcophagus Room has an Egyptian mummy complete with sarcophagus. Archeologists believe the man died around 900 BC. Read about him and the fascinating story of the woman that acquired him, Julia Meek Gaar.
Just when the visitor thinks they have completed their tour of the museum, they enter the vintage automobile section in the huge garage. The display includes many automobiles manufactured right in Richmond.
Wagons and Carriages
|School Bus Hack|
Upon exiting the rear of the museum, the visitor will next find an impressive assortment of wagons and carriages. The assortment includes a milk wagon, hearse, carriages and a school hack. A number of horse drawn agricultural equipment is found in this area.
Palladium Printing Office
|Palladium Printing Office|
Founded by Nelson Boone, the grandson of Squire Boone and great nephew of Daniel Boone, the Richmond Palladium began publishing in 1831 in Richmond. The Wayne County Historical Museum includes the complete print shop, including type cases and printing presses from this early newspaper.
A Multitude of More
Visitors will also find a log cabin, general store, vintage furniture and much more. For more information, contact:
Wayne County Historical Museum,
1150 North A Street
Richmond, In, 47374