Wayne County Historical Society elects new officers


The Wayne County Historical Society recently elected officers for 2024.

They include Elizabeth King, president; Marlene Broer, vice-president and Rachel Kunz, secretary and treasurer.

The calendar of events for this year include the return of Sue McClain, “Yesterday’s Lady.”

Sue is one of Humanities Nebraska’s top speakers.

Area residents are invited to mark their calendars for Saturday, June 1 at 10:30 a.m. The location will be announced at a later date.

The popular “Holiday Tour of Home” makes its’ return to the community Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov.16. The event is a fundraiser for the museum.

Elizabeth King joins the Wayne County Historical Society board of directors, bringing with her a strong background in history and marketing.

A 1983 graduate of Wayne State College, she has had a decades-long career in broadcast sales and promotions.

She has also served as the past president and board member of the Howard County Historical Society and served as Marketing Director/Volunteer Coordinator for Wessels Living History Farm, York.

“I’m excited to be back home in the Wayne community,” says King. “I’ve always had a passion to preserve our history. I feel that the Wayne County Museum is a cultural treasure and it’s our duty to the future to ensure its doors remain open in order to share our collective heritage.”

The Wayne County Historical Society is currently looking to raise funds to assist with the upkeep of the Museum, located at the corner of Seventh and Main Streets.

Repairs are needed to the roof and outside railings on the main level and the balcony.

All donations are appreciated and welcome and may be sent to P.O. Box 83, Wayne, Neb. 68787.

Anyone with an interested in becoming a member of the Historical Society is encouraged to contact one of the officers or like the group's Facebook page, Wayne County NE Historical Society Museum.