Museum to take January Hiatus

By The Paper staff

The Wabash County Historical Museum is planning a temporary hiatus during the month of January.

The museum will be closed to the public beginning Jan. 7 and continuing through Jan. 20. It will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 22, and resume regular operating hours.

This two week hiatus will allow museum staff members and volunteers to perform numerous upgrades, improvements, and repairs to the museum’s 30,000 square feet. During this time, the museum’s archives will also have limited access for research inquiries by appointment only by calling 260-563-9070 or emailing

“This short break allows our team a chance to reset the facility following the busy Christmas at the Museum holiday season,” said Mitch Figert, Executive Director for the Museum. “We will also use the time to repair exhibits, paint, and make other improvements that are not easily completed when we are open to the public.”

This year, the Museum will also be installing Phase 1 of its new indoor playground in the Parkview Wabash Education Center. Other upgrades to the Parkview Wabash Education Center include moving the canal boat and installing new graphics, redesigning the Sponsor Wall, and installing a gate to keep little ones within the Education Center area.

“We appreciate the community’s understanding while we close for this short period,” said Figert. “We welcomed nearly 16,000 guests during 2017 and we want to ensure we can offer the same level of quality exhibits and programming in 2018, which means we have to do a little housekeeping to prepare for that.”

The Wabash County Historical Museum is located at 36 E Market St. in downtown Wabash. The museum’s normal operating hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Posted on 2018 Jan 09