Welcome to
THE WAGNALLS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

Welcome to
THE WAGNALLS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

The Wagnalls Memorial has been a valuable arts, cultural, and educational destination in Central Ohio since 1925. The Wagnalls Memorial Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the services and ensuring the financial stability of the Wagnalls Memorial Library, Community Theater, and Scholarship Program.

  • OUR WEDDING VENUE

    If unique and unforgettable are what you are hoping to experience on your special day, then you may have found your enchanting destination in the charming town of Lithopolis.

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  • OUR SCHOLARSHIPS

    The Wagnalls Memorial Foundation awards various scholarships to local graduating seniors and college students who meet specific requirements.

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  • OUR EVENT CENTER

    The Wagnalls offers people in the Columbus area with a unique destination to hold their most important events. We offer a variety of unique rooms varying in style and size to accommodate different needs and budgets.

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  • OUR HISTORY

    On May 30, 1925, Mabel Wagnalls Jones dedicated The Wagnalls Memorial Library in honor of her parents, Adam and Anna Willis Wagnalls. Both were natives of Lithopolis, and Adam was a founder of the publishing giant, Funk & Wagnalls.

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The Wagnalls Memorial Foundation brings the community together.

In the past, it became necessary to accept state funding to maintain the Library that is also privately owned. This necessity requires The Wagnalls Memorial Foundation to follow state rules and submit carefully planned budgets each year. Money received from the state is passed to the Foundation which, in turn, transfers all of it to the Library. Some of the money is returned to the Foundation in the form of rent for the building and as a shared expense for repairs or maintenance. In this capacity, the Library has become a means of income to help maintain the building.

The Wagnalls Memorial Foundation maintains a close relationship with the Library and is entrusted to supervise and protect the Library’s property and assets.


Upcoming Events

Norman Rockwell’s Home for the Holidays

01 December, 2021 – 15 January, 2022

Make your holidays a little more magical visiting The Wagnalls Memorial during the month of December.

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Christmas Open House

11 December, 2021 @ 10:00 AM

Join us for holiday fun!

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Puffs Auditions

22 February, 2022

Auditions for The Wagnalls Community Theater spring production - Puffs.

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Puffs Auditions

23 February, 2022

Auditions for The Wagnalls Community Theater spring production - Puffs.

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Puffs

13 May, 2022

The Wagnalls Community Theater presents their spring production - Puffs.

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