Annual Iris Walk
At peak bloom, the Iris Farm is expecting acres of flowers at their new location just 2 miles west of Wayne City on Route 15. Photographers, day-trippers, weekenders and families are all welcome. When it's closer to bloom time, a peak bloom report will be recorded on the phone's answering service.
Start of Summer Wine Fest
Admission is free! Bring your family and friends along with a blanket to our lovely picnic area where you can enjoy the entertainment and food to accompany your favorite Wilhelm wines!
Glass Blowing Demonstrations
Demonstrations with Master Glass Artist, Herb Thomas. Watch as Herb creates glass vases, paper weights and other items right before your eyes. Ask any questions you like – Herb enjoys explaining the mystery of hot glass!
Financing the Civil War: Small Change-Big Debt
The Wayne County Historical Society, in celebration of the anniversary of the American Civil War, is bringing together, for the first time, collections of financial papers and currency from collectors throughout the Midwest. This exhibit will illustrate how governments from both sides of the war dealt with the issues of supporting a major war, paying troupes and buying supplies. Also included in this exhibit will be materials illustrating how local citizens coped with the lack of small change, an issue that plagued both the north and south throughout the conflict. The most complete collection of Wayne County merchant tokens ever assembled will be on display, as well as the first "green back" note and Confederate bonds. Even counterfeit notes will be on display.
Hours: Friday & Saturday 1:30-4 pm
Groups arranged by appointment at other times.