Early History Museum

Fairfield’s Early History Museum is located in a wing of the Fairfield Public Library at 300 SE Second Street in Fairfield.

In the early 1960s, a bequest from Minn Hanna Brown, daughter of T.P. and Clara Hanna, funded the construction of a museum room connected to the Fairfield Public Library’s south wall. The Early History Museum houses a large variety of artifacts from the earliest of Wayne County History up to 1930. The museum is also home to an archive that contains a vast amount of information on families, businesses, civic groups, churches, government, military, one room schools and much more.

The museum is open year round on Saturdays 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM or by appointment.

The Early History Museum is operated by the Wayne County Historical Society.