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There is so much to see at the Wood County Museum. Be sure to say hello to Skeleton John on your next visit!
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The Wood County Commissioners strongly recommend that all museum visitors wear a mask in public areas and maintain 6 feet of physical distance. The museum does provide masks if you don't have one, courtesy of the Wood County EMA.
County Home Road will be under construction in September for water line maintenance, but the museum will remain accessible from Kramer Road and Rt. 6.
RUM EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM & TASTING
- September 22 | 7 PM
- ARRR!!!! Come dressed in your best pirate attire & join Elliot MacFarlane for an educational program about rum its tie to the pirate life on the Ohio River and Great Lakes.
Program ticket + tasting and mini charcuterie board
Program ticket + non-alcoholic option and mini charcuterie board
- Inside Tour: November 4 Tour the museum as you have never seen before. Guests will get to view areas normally off-limits to the general public. 90-minute tours leave every 30 minutes and reservations are required.
VIRTUAL HISTORY SERIES
- Second Thursday of each month at 12 Noon Join the North Baltimore Public Library & the Wood County Museum for a virtual history talk from the comfort of your home! See what's coming up next, or watch a recorded session on the D.D. Gross Motor Sales or Murder & Mayhem in Wood County. The Virtual History Series is sponsored by Edwin & Irma Wolf and Lynn & Betty Wineland.
Want to know more about Wood County's history? Catch the Charles Evers series with Mike McMaster at the Wood County Committee on Aging Video Library. Click through the videos-on-demand or contact the Wood County Committee on Aging at 419-353-5661 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a direct link.
PRESERVE OUR RICH AND UNUSUAL HISTORY
- SUPPORT THE WOOD COUNTY MUSEUM
- The Wood County Museum has worked tirelessly to make connections between this extraordinary time and our rich history, to provide you with engaging exhibits, programs, and public outreach that sparks conversation. Like many others, our services have been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Making a tax-deductible donation today is an investment in these services so that Wood County's rich and unusual story continues to be told.
- You can also become a member of the Historical Society to show your support.
MUSEUM MUSINGS - BE IN THE KNOW
- Join our free email list for periodic updates on museum activity
Good Reads from the County Home
- MUSEUM GIFT SHOP
- Did you know that the first major roller coaster was constructed at Cedar Point in 1929? Pick up a copy of "Images of America: Cedar Point" by David W. and Diane DeMali Francis in the County Home Gift Shop or many other titles by local authors.
- Great Black Swamp series by Jim Mollenkopf
- The Rise of Bowling Green by Morgan Deters
- Along Ohio's Historic Route 20 by Michael J. Till
- Staying in? No worries! Browse our gift shop online and call in your order over the phone. Local drop-off and shipping available (shipping fees may apply).
- Give the gift that gives back all year! Membership to the Historical Society provides an array of educational opportunities, free museum admission, and discounts on program and gift shop purchases. Gift cards available.
ENJOY THE GROUNDS
- The 50-acre museum grounds are open to the public daily 8 AM until 30 minutes past sunset and are maintained by the Wood County Park District. We welcome guests to walk the grounds and enjoy the beautiful natural and historic sights.
• Identify trees in the Lyle Fletcher Arboretum
• Scarecrow Alley in October
• Wood County Park District Archery Range
• Walking Trails and Grounds
RV Friendly Harvest Hosts Site
MUSEUM EXHIBITS AVAILABLE ANYTIME
A CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH: Societal Response to DiseaseLearn more about the pandemics that came before COVID-19. Hand-washing and social distancing of the last hundred years. VIEW THE ONLINE GALLERY
CHASING THE WHITE RABBIT: An Historical Look at American Mental IllnessFollow the misconceptions and advancements in mental health. VIEW THE ONLINE GALLERY
UTOPIA: A Visual Storytelling of Our HomeThese images tell the stories of what makes Wood County so special, and remind us of the beauty that surrounds us every day. VIEW THE ONLINE GALLERY and purchase a print in support of the Historical Society.
WOOD COUNTY (non)DRIVING TOUR (audio)Take an audio trip around Wood County with stories about Devil's Hole Road, the Great Black Fire of North Baltimore, the Legacy of Edward Ford, and much more. LISTEN NOW
CELEBRATE WOOD COUNTY
- 2020 was Wood County's bicentennial, commemorated by a collection of memories at Wood County 200.
- Take a VIRTUAL TOUR of the Wood County Courthouse with Judge Matt Reger.
- As part of the 226th anniversary of the of the Battle of Fallen Timbers, the Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission has produced the program "From Fallen Timbers to the Treaty of Greenville.” WATCH THE VIDEO
- In 2021, we will honor the 125th anniversary of the Wood County Courthouse. Learn about the courthouse through the Wood County (non)Driving Tour or from the Wood County website.
Your Opinion Matters
- How can we improve? Please take this short SHARE YOUR VISION survey.
- Take a moment after your visit to leave us feedback about your experience on TripAdvisor. We are currently ranked as the #2 thing to do in BG, but you can help us make it to #1. You can also take our Museum Visitor Survey to help us improve the visitor experience.
WE WELCOME YOU BACK
- Support has been provided by Ohio Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the federal CARES Act of 2020