With a wealth of styles from pioneer built log cabins to Art Moderne, and everything in between, Wayne County is an architecture lover's dream. Visit our Architecture page to learn the names of a variety of styles you can find in the community or visit our Flickr set to see more examples. Many have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Wayne County Genealogical Society is ready and willing to help you learn how to find your long-lost ancestors. This group meets the fourth Saturday of each month (except December and January), at 10:00 a.m. in the Educational Building of St. John Lutheran Church, 501 S. 7th Street, Richmond, IN. They also have a family history library, open Saturdays and Mondays.
Creative, talented people have long been an important part of the fabric of Wayne County. These fourteen names are likely familiar to you, but we've gathered them into one location so that you can see examples of their artwork and learn more about each artist, whose works hang in many area institutions.
Earlham's Christmas Candlelight Service is a beautiful combination of scripture readings, congregational carols and Concert Choir selections. The service concludes with everyone lighting candles and luminaries around the Heart. Following the service, everyone is invited to Earlham Hall lobby for cookies and hot chocolate. Monday, December 9, 8:00 p.m. Stout Meetinghouse, 801 National Road West. Free admission, no tickets required. For more information, call 765.983.1373.
The creators of American Big Band bring Big Band holiday favorites to life. Established in 2004, the American Big Band has thrilled audiences with their show-stopping synthesis of Big Band and Broadway music. Now including many all-time holiday hits from Bing to Buble', the new American Big Band-Home for the Holidays show has a 12 piece band and 8 singers and dancers, together with a fully staged and costumed production. From the dawn of the Big Band Era...through the decades...into the 21st Century, American Big Band-Home for the Holidays will be at the top of your holiday list. Don't miss this holiday production at the Civic Hall Performing Arts Center. Tickets are Adults $30 / Students $22. For more information, call 765.973.3350.
Kids can share their wish list with Santa when he visits Veach's Toy Station on Saturday, December 14th and 21st from 12 noon to 2:30 p.m. Veach's is located at 715 E. Main St., Richmond, Indiana. For more information, call 765.962.5761.
The Gaar Mansion is beautiful at any time of year, but it's a special treat to see this beautiful mansion decorated for the holiday! Tours are held on Sundays on December 1, 8, 15, and 22nd. The tours start on the hour. Fee is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for those 18 and under. Holiday decorations provided by area vendors and are available for sale.
On December 14th only, after-life archeologist, Anthony Truitt, will present "Spirits of Christmas Past" at 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Tickets for this event are $12.00/person. For more information, call 765.966.1262.
Families create memories during the Old Fashioned Christmas Festival in Richmond's historic Depot District, along Fort Wayne Avenue and North E Streets. During this magical season our neighborhood comes alive with attractions and events for young and old alike. It's hard to pick a favorite...the trains, the animals, rides on a real double-decker bus or music of the season. For more information on this festival, call 765.939.3325.
Visit the Centerville Library from 5:00-8:00 p.m. for cookie decorating, winter weather crafts, and of course, holiday music! All ages welcome. Plus, lots of Christmas books, movies, and music will be on display and available for checkout. K-Ready will also be here to sign up kids (age 0-5) to receive a FREE BOOK every month! As a special treat, local authors will be selling and signing copies of their new and published books! For more information, call 765.855.5223.
The Ripple Effect, a community wide initiative to promote literacy through the arts, and the Centerville Public Library present: The Jane Austen Movie Series! Coordinated with the Jane Austen Book Discussions, the movies will be shown at the Centerville Public Library on the second Saturday of each month at 2pm. (Dec. 2013-May 2014). For more information, call 765.855.5223.
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Richmond, IN 47374
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