Comprised of eight buildings on a compact site, the museum is a unique repository of Wayne County and Richmond history from early pioneer life through the industrial revolution into modern times.

Exhibits include period clothing, furniture, portraiture, two log cabins of local origin, a genuine Conestoga wagon, a blacksmith shop, print shop, bakery, loom house, a superb collection of early Richmond made automobiles, steam powered tractors, the first Davis airplane manufactured in Richmond in 1929, and a whole lot more about Richmond’s rich industrial heritage. 

A 3000-year old mummy is on display along with his beautifully preserved and exquisitely painted coffin. Wayne County has the only 2 mummies on display in the state of Indiana, the other being located at the Joseph Moore Museum of natural history.