• Center for Visual and Performing Arts Center for Visual and Performing Arts at Earlham College
  • Learning to Make Rope Learning to Make Rope at the Heritage Festival at the Wayne County Historical Museum
  • Wood & Stone, Substance & Spirit Wood & Stone, Substance & Spirit



Photo: Wayne County Courthouse in Summer

Wayne County Courthouse

Wayne County's current Romanesque Revival style courthouse is the fourth courthouse built in Wayne County. It is constructed of grey granite and limestone. It features a a grand marble staircase and an open well surrounded by open galleries. The wainscoting is marble and the woodwork is oak. It houses Wayne County courts and government offices.

Photo: Gaar-Scott Engine

Industry & Inventions

At the turn of the 20th century, Wayne County was the center of an amazing amount of creativity and inventiveness, leading to the creation of products that changes the lives of people around the world. How many of these inventions and inventors can you name? Test yourself by taking one of these quizzes!

Photo: Wayne County Historical Museum

Heritage Festival

Explore the heritage of Wayne County and Indiana at the Heritage Festival at the Wayne County Historical Museum on Saturday and Sunday, September 6 & 7. There will be pioneer reenactors, Civil War & Native American camps, horse-drawn carriages, food and much more! Fun for all ages! $7/adults, $5/ages 6-17, 5 & under free. For more info, call 765.962.5756.

What's Happening in Wayne County?

Piano Concert at Earlham College's Center for the Visual and Performing Arts

Lingle Recital HallOn Sunday, September 7th at 4:00 p.m., Earlham College's visiting artist, Findlay Cockrell, gives a solo piano recital to inaugurate Earlham's new Lingle Recital Hall and Steinway concert grand piano. The program features transcriptions of works from orchestra to piano, or vice versa, including works by Bach-Busoni, Beethoven-Liszt, and Saint-Saens-Bizet, and concludes with Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, which is best known in its orchestral version, but was originally written for solo piano. Lingle Recital Hall is located in the new Center for the Visual and Performing Arts which is south of Runyon Center on the Earlham College campus, 801 National Road West, Richmond. For more information, call 765.983.1373.

6th Annual World Premiere RCT Melodrama Fundraiser

Wayne County Historical MuseumEnjoy an old-fashioned melodrama, put on by Richmond Civic Theatre in conjunction with the Wayne County Historical Museum's Heritage Festival. This year's performance is titled "The Hair-Raising Tale of Constant Goodhart ~or~ April Showers Bring Gray Hours". The show will take place in the new Museum Annex Building at 1150 North "A" Street, Richmond. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 5, (tickets $7) and 2:00 p.m. on Sept. 6 & 7 (tickets $2 plus festival admission). For more information, call 765.962.1816.

Get LinkedIn - Workshop at Center City Development

Linkedin ChocolatesPromote your business and yourself to over 160 million professionals that use LinkedIn daily. Upon completion of this workshop, you will have all the tools you need to utilize the platform to its full potential in order to build your business, grow your professional network, and make you an All-Star in your industry. No prior experience is required. This is a hands-on course and you will need to bring a wireless-enabled laptop or device and a good attitude! Held at Center City Development Corporation, 814 East Main Street, Richmond. FREE! RSVP online. For more information, call 765.962.8151.

Preschool Story Time at Joseph Moore Museum

Big Skeleton CollectionBring your favorite 3-5 year old to the Joseph Moore Museum for stories and activities on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. The Joseph Moore Museum is a natural history museum with many hands-on exhibits located on the Earlham College Campus, 801 National Road West, Richmond. For more information, call 765.983.1303.

ArbLeaf - Biology Homework Has Never Been So Much Fun!

Tulip Tree LeavesArbLeaf, the self-guided walking leaf collecting trail is now open at Hayes Arboretum, 801 Elks Road, Richmond. Leaves from 55 trees may be collected, starting from the Nature Center complex where maps are available. Bring pencil, paper and plan for organizing leaves as they are collected. Selected trees are numbered, marked with orange ribbons and have white signage with orange lettering labeled in English and Latin. The Arboretum gate will remain open until 6:30 P.M. Tuesdays through Fridays and until 5:00 P.M. on Saturdays for this activity. Available through October 24th, 2014. For more information, call 765.962.3745.

Richmond Group Artists Exhibit

The long-awaited showing of the Richmond Group Artists is now up at the Richmond Art Museum. This is the untold story of a group of artists whose interest in fostering art in their community made an authentic contribution to the history of art in America. The exhibit includes 50 of the images featured in the book, The Richmond Group Artists, by RAM Executive Director, Shaun Dingwerth, as well as several of the historical images shown in the publication. The Museum is open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, call 765.966.0256.

Restoration Church - New WayNet Member

Logo: Restoration ChurchNew WayNet member, Restoration Church, is celebrating their three year anniversary and their recent move into a new building at 1 SW 17th Street in Richmond. They invite you to join them on Sunday, August 17th at 10:30 a.m. for services and celebration...or any time! Drop by their website to learn about their beliefs and their ministries for kids, teens and adults. For more information, call 765.439.0282.


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