• Museum at the Friends Home Museum at the Friends Home


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Mission Statement

The mission statement of the Museum at the Friends Home is:

Preserve all aspects of the history of Waynesville, Wayne, Massie and Washington townships and the surrounding areas of northeast Warren County.

Record, document and preserve the important aspects of the area's history and culture and record the continuing growth.

Provide a variety of educational opportunities for the public that will illustrate the past, present and engage the public in these efforts.

Preserve, store, catalog and display donated historical items such as photographs, paintings, journals, local family papers, business records, furnishings, clothing and other items as well as oral histories.


The Museum at the Friends Home is housed in a 1905 Quaker boarding home located within the village's Quaker Historical District. There are 22 exhibit rooms and a research library on three floors. The museum offers a ladies high tea each spring and tours of the museum and two Quaker meeting houses. Our ghostly history walking tours are very popular throughout the year as are our elementary school tours. Twice a year the museum highlights a major exhibit in addition to the 22 rooms within the building. Volunteers attend are required to attend one class but everyone is encouraged to have fun. This museum is not your usual stuffy museum run by old people. Our motto is: If you like history, you're gonna love us!

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