Wayne County Bicentennial

Wayne County New York Bicentennial 1823-2023


Bicentennial Heritage Music Series

We will be hosting a series of live musical performances around the county featuring music from the past. Musicians will use their instruments, song lyrics, and a little bit of "theatre" to share this unique aspect of our collective history, MUSIC. 

June 15: Tunes, Dances, & Stories: a Sampling from Central and Western NY History.

Thursday, 6/15/23 at 7pm at Ohmann Theatre

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The Bicentennial Gala

On May 13th, Bicentennial Gala hosted 500 guests and ONE General "Mad" Anthony Wayne at the magnificent Ballroom at Carey Lake.

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A special Thank you to ALL our Sponsors who are supporting our projects and events.

Wayne County is named after Brigadier General Anthony Wayne, an important General during the Revolutionary War. Because of Wayne’s aggressive style of fighting, he was sometimes referred to as “Mad” Anthony Wayne. There are now 15 counties across the U.S. named after General Wayne. 

Established April 11, 1823 from Ontario and Seneca Counties,  Wayne County was officially acknowledged by New York State Legislature but only included 8 original towns. Now, almost 200 years later, our county has begun to celebrate this auspicious occasion of history, maturity, and heritage. 

Take a minute to browse the many links provided here for upcoming events and keep sakes created for this milestone, such as the Bicentennial Calendar, Memory Book, Activity Book, Town Info Cards, Bicentennial Float, Bicentennial Minutes, and so much more. 

Explore, Discover, Visit, Celebrate

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