The Waynesboro Heritage Foundation offers education opportunities to school children (public, private or home schooled) at both museums through exhibits, re-enactments, tours and special programming. The two museums are self-guided with volunteers available to answer questions. The Heritage Museum on Main Street is developing a Library and Research Center, which will be available for historic, and genealogical researchers. For special groups and organizations, if given advance notice, a special tour or program can be given.
Internships for credit are constantly sought and welcomed. Interns help by creating programs and exhibits, interviewing senior citizens, researching various Waynesboro history topics, some of which can be posted on the museum’s web-site. Interested interns may also work on finding grants that can be executed by volunteers. These projects can be short-term, long-term or ongoing depending on the subject.
The Foundation currently partners with the Wayne Alliance Theatre to provide history lectures to the public. The lectures are presented every third Thursday at the Gateway, 327 West Main Street. Upcoming historical lectures will be posted on our website.
Schools, community groups and clubs are always invited and welcome. By calling in advance guided tours of one or both museums may be scheduled. Also available upon request is a special “Battle of Waynesborough” walking tour and tours in the museums’ immediate vicinity.