SPRING IS HERE!
- The flowers and trees are in bloom and they are beautiful 🌷🌸
Take a walk around the Museum Grounds today and share your photos on our Facebook page.
📸: Photos courtesy of Lois Bowlus, WCHS Board Member
- MEMBERSHIP PERK ALERT!
Membership to the Wood County Historical Society has many perks - free museum admission every time you visit, discounts on select event tickets, and the quarterly Chanticleer Newsletter. It feels good to preserve your local history for future generations!
Our goal for 2021 is 21 new members a month, and if you join now, you'll receive our new museum tumbler and a discounted ticket to the May 6 Behind-the-Scenes Tour! (RSVP now - spots are limited)
Watch this short video to learn what membership is all about!
- MAY 6
- Guests will tour museum out-buildings including the Ice House, Asylum, and others. Guests will view areas normally off-limits to the general public. Each tour group will be limited to 12 people to allow for social distancing. Due to state and county COVID-19 restrictions, masks are required on this tour.
Tickets are $10/Members & $15/Non-Members. Hour-long tours begin at 6 PM and will take place every thirty minutes.
Tours must be reserved ahead of time by calling 419-352-0967
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.
Wood County Historical Society's quarterly publication[ Spring 2021 issue now online ]
- Our partnership with the Wood County Genealogy Society
- The Cygnet Baseball Team
- Finding Your Home's Family Tree
- 2021 Museum Events and Programs
Join our email list for periodic updates on Museum Musings
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