Historical Society


Our River Museum

The Wellsville Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Wellsville's heritage. It is supported by membership dues, contributions, genealogical research and income from sponsored events.
The Wellsville Historical Society sponsors The River Museum. The museum is located in a house overlooking the Ohio River that was originally built in 1870 by Dr. John Hammond. It is a three story home with eleven of the rooms on display. Behind the house, one finds The Old Country Store and Gift Shop, the Firehouse Museum and a restored PRR Caboose.
It is open to the public for viewing each Sunday from June 1 until september 31. Hours are from 1-5 P.M. Guided tours are available, if needed. A small charge is made to help defray expenses.

PRIVATE AND BUS TOURS can be arranged and there is a minimum of ten visitors per tour. Call 330-532-1018 and leave a message for information regarding a tour. Calls will be returned on Sunday of that week. If you need the information sooner, you can call 330-532-3941.

The Wellsville Short Story, written by Francis E. Bush in 1973. It is a "Short story of Wellsville, Columbiana County, Ohio, taken from various family histories, five different County Histories, and the printed copies of the Wellsville Echos. It is called a short story simply because it would take a long story to really record the history of 176 years of Wellsville, Ohio. The real story of the city is still being lived and written by the people who live there today." F.E. Bush 1973
The Wellsville Short Story in its entirety: HERE





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