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Wooster Digital History Project

Welcome to the Wooster Digital History Project (WDHP)! Drawing upon the resources of the College of Wooster Special Collections, the Wayne County Historical Society, and the Wayne County Public Library--as well as the memories and expertise of local residents and historians--this site explores the fascinating history of Wooster and its environs. Currently, visitors will find four app-based walking tours, exhibits on agriculture, commerce, industry, and education, and links for further exploration. These are just a start of a continuing project, spearheaded by the Department of History, to document Wooster’s history and explore the experiences of local inhabitants. Each year faculty, students, and collaborative partners contribute new material. In order to enhance a comprehensive and representative history, we intend to increase the complexity of our research topics and methods. To start, the summer 2017 research team, deepened the narrative of Wooster and Wayne County’s agricultural history. To learn more about the importance of agriculture, click here.


We hope in the future to add a Guest Book for comments and corrections (as well as suggestions and additional stories we haven't yet heard). For the present, don't hesitate to share your thoughts on our Facebook page .