• He knows if you've been bad or good.... He knows if you've been bad or good....
  • Joseph Moore Museum Joseph Moore Museum On the Earlham College Campus. Free and open to the public.
  • Clay Township Museum & Library Clay Township Museum & Library

     

 

Photo: Gaar Mansion Christmas Tree

Wright Brothers Day

In 1959 U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared December 17th to be Wright Brothers Day to commemorate the first successful flights in a heavier than air, mechanically propelled airplane, that were made by Orville and Wilbur Wright on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Wilbur Wright is an alumnus of Richmond High School.

Photo: Dublin Meeting House

Worship Choices

Our list of area churches features more than 35 denominations. If you're searching for a religious home, you're sure to find one that is a good fit. Wayne County is also home to two schools for theological education, Earlham School of Religion and Bethany Theological Seminary.

Photo: Richmond Civic Theatre

The Family Tree: A Christmas time Concert

The decorations on the family Christmas tree often remind us of our loved ones, past and present, and our favorite holiday traditions. In this original RCT production they celebrate this festive season with a variety of Christmas and wintertime songs sure to warm the heart! Tickets $12-$15. Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

What's Happening in Wayne County?

Winter Farmer's Market - Saturday, December 20th

Dan and Jan Sims, Arden HearthStop by the Elizabeth Starr Academy at 301 North 19th Street, Richmond on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a great selection oflocally-grown produce, food, art, crafts and more at the Winter Farmer's Market. Held every other Saturday through April. For more information, call 765.993.8410.

Visit with Santa to Share Your Last Minute Wishes - Saturday, December 20th

Logo: Veach's Toy StationVisit with Santa before he returns to North Pole on Saturday, Dec. 20 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. at Veach's Toy Station, 715 East Main Street, Richmond. Give Santa any last-minute wishes and bring your camera to take a photo. For more information, call 765.962.5761.

Santa Tracker by Google

Icon: Google Santa TrackerGoogle seems to know everything these days, so it's a sure bet they'll know where Santa is! Little ones (heck, big kids too!) can visit the Santa Tracker before Christmas Eve as the elves will unlock a new project or game each day in preparation for Santa's annual journey around the world. Heading to Grandma's for the holidays? No need to miss Santa! You can download an Android App to keep track of Santa!

New Wayne County Mural Puzzle Available

Photo: Jigsaw PuzzleDoes your family tackle a new puzzle as part of your holiday festivities? Then you'll be excited to know that a new Wayne County Mural Puzzle has arrived at the Old National Road Welcome Center, 5701 National Road East, Richmond, IN. It Includes many of the new Murals in Richmond and Wayne County and it is a 500 piece puzzle. Hours at the Welcome Center are Mon - Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Sun: Closed. For more information, call 765.935.8687.

Christmas Tour of Churches - Sunday, December 28th from 2pm - 5pm

Tiffany Angel DetailEnjoy a Christmas week celebration of some of Richmond's most historic churches, sponsored by Richmond Columbian Properties and the churches of Richmond's Victorian Gas Light District, the Historic Starr Neighborhood from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 28th. Free and open to the public! Scheduled To Be Open:

  1. William G. Scott House 204 North 10th Street
  2. The Olde North Chapel 200 North 11th Street
  3. Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church 1004 North A Street
  4. First Presbyterian Church 100 North 10th Street
  5. Life Gate Ministries 100 North 9th Street
  6. St. Pauls' Episcopal Church 800 North A Street
  7. St. Mary's Catholic Church 720 North A Street
  8. Refreshments will be served at the William G. Scott House during the tour.

Big Parties Scheduled for January - Make Your Reservations!

Are you already dreading the long, cold month of January? Give yourself something to look forward to...make your reservations for two of the biggest parties of the year!

Logo: Art to HeartArt to Heart, benefiting Richmond Art Museum and Reid Hospital Foundation, will take place on Saturday, January 17th, 2015. Each year, event proceeds are shared equally between the two organizations. In 2015, funds will support Reid Hospital's Hospice Care program and The Richmond Art Museum's Community Education Programs. Make your reservation online or call 765.983.3102 for more information.

Logo: Wayne County Area Chamber of CommerceOn Friday, January 23rd, IndyCar team owner, Sarah Fisher will race into Richmond's Kuhlman Center as the featured speaker to talk about RISK at the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce's Annual Dinner. Call 765.962.1511 for more information.

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Did You Know?

Rich Mullins, Christian songwriter, recording artist and winner of Artist of the Year at the 1998 Dove Awards, graduated from Northeastern High School in Fountain City in 1974.