Black History Exhibit
Recognizing February as Black History Month, the Wayne County Museum presents an extensive exhibit in the main gallery through May 27th, 2023 of the contributions of African Americans in Wayne County and North Carolina. This year, we also present a special exhibit of Black Military Service from the American Civil War to the present, “Serving With Valor, the Black Military Veterans of Wayne County”.
Wayne County History Gallery
Our Wayne County History Gallery is filled with unique artifacts and photographs from Wayne County’s long and diverse history. Come see the Korschun Galleries which highlight our county’s Jewish history. Check out the Wall of Fame filled with some of Wayne County’s prominent and influential citizens. Learn about the many local businesses and entrepreneurs that called Wayne County home.
Our Medical Gallery displays many of the vast and unique medical implements used in early twentieth medicine. We also have a collection of hand drawn sketches of the several hospitals Wayne County has had throughout the decades. Learn about many of the local doctors from the past. See the instruments used and old medicine bottles, many with their original labels, as well as several medical books that were used for reference and education!
Our Military Gallery is housed upstairs in our Ballroom. The gallery highlights much of our local history during major conflicts such as the Civil War, WWI, WWII, and the Vietnam war. Come check out the uniforms from these different eras of our military past as well as weaponry, flags, swords, and many more exciting artifacts and displays!
The museum is also available for field trips. Teachers can bring their students into the museum to learn about all the different historical aspects of Wayne County. If you are a educator interested in bringing your students to the museum, please contact us to schedule your field trip!