The Wall of Fame was begun by the Wayne County Historical Association in 2002 with well over 150 original applications received. An impartial committee studied the entries and made selections. On January 26, 2003, a celebration was held at the museum and photographs of the original winners were hung. Many of the living “famous” citizens were present. Family members of almost all those selected were present. Since that time, additional persons have been added to the Wall every two or three years.