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Graphic: Famous Visitors to Historic Wayne County

Famous Visitors

Wayne County was once a major gateway to the west, with many travelers moving along the National Road. Many famous visitors traveled to our community, this crossroads of America. Morrisson-Reeves Library has compiled a fascinating list of these personalities, along with a small capsule of information. Prepare to be amazed!

Graphic: Be Wayne

Be Wayne

How would you introduce our community to someone who didn't know anything about it? Be Wayne is Reid Hospital's take on what makes our community great. Take a look - did they hit your favorites? You might learn something new about your community!

Photo: Reid Presbyterian Church

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.

What's Happening in Wayne County?

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!

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. Paul's 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.

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.

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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Originally an isolated oasis for stagecoach riders traveling along the National Road, the circa 1839 Huddleston House in Mt. Auburn, Indiana is now open to visitors thanks to the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana.