On Thursday, March 24, 2004 Arcanum residents William Gunder, David & JoAnne Hill, Fred & Carolyn Troutwine, Keith Furlong and Anita Short first met to organize an historical society, encompassing Arcanum and the surrounding area.  On June 15, 2004, the Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society, Inc. was established.

First Officers:

President: Keith Furlong
Vice President: Fred Troutwine
Treasurer: Lois Eilerman
Recording Secretary: Pat Jones
Corresponding Secretary: Barbara Deis

AWTHS Charter Bd

First Board of Directors:

Rodman Brown
Bill Gunder
Wendell Miller
John Trigg


          The Society purchased the Arcanum Wayne Trail Grange Building at 123 W. George St. on November 24, 2004, procuring a physical working and display space for the organization.  A program schedule has been developed for the public to attend and enjoy.