COVID-19 UPDATE:

  • In consideration of the health of our visitors, volunteers, staff, and the community at large, the Wood County Museum is closed to the public until further notice.

    Check out this video for our newest feature, PORCH EXHIBITS!, and see our online and other public offerings below.

    OUR COVID-19 INFORMATION HERE

    Feel free any time to contact the museum at 419-352-0967 or museum@woodcountyhistory.org


MUSEUM EXHIBITS AVAILABLE ANYTIME

  • UTOPIA: A Visual Storytelling of Our Home

    These 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.
  • A CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH: Societal Response to Disease

    Learn 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 Illness

    Follow the misconceptions and advancements in mental health. VIEW THE ONLINE GALLERY
  • 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
  • PORCH EXHIBITS!

    Visit the Historical Museum to stroll the beautiful grounds and stop to view our new series of Porch Exhibits! Now until mid-June: Journey Stories.
    SNEAK PEEK VIDEO

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.
  • Self-guided grounds tour


            • Identify trees in the Lyle Fletcher Arboretum
            • Wood County Park District Archery Range
            • Walking Trails and Grounds

PRESERVE OUR RICH AND UNUSUAL HISTORY

  • YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED MORE NOW THAN EVER
  • During these unsettling times, the Wood County Museum is working hard to bring the museum to you through social media, web resources, and a beautiful 50-acre park where you can get fresh air and maintain social distancing. We are, however, facing a major loss in visitation revenue due to this crisis, revenue that funds our educational outreach through programs and exhibits.
  • Making a tax-deductible donation to the Annual Campaign is an investment in these services so that we can continue to preserve our rich and unusual history and tell your story.
  • You can also become a member of the Historical Society to show your support.

COOL TEES FOR WARM WEATHER

  • New Museum T-shirts on sale now!

  • Show your museum pride with our new t-shirt featuring our new logo, which is visible from 6-feet away. Poly/Cotton blend fitted tees are $20 through Jupmode Supply online, with 50% of every shirt coming directly back to the Historical Society. Buy more than one and send a gift to someone far (or near) and help the Society even more.
    PURCHASE YOURS TODAY!

CHANTICLEER NEWSLETTER

  • Wood County Historical Society's quarterly publication

    [ Spring 2020 issue now online ]
    • Our new look!
    • Meet Melissa Krieger, our new Development Coordinator
    • Curious Curator talks about the Pandemic
    • WWI Led Zeppelin History with Mike McMaster
    • Program changes due to COVID-19
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CELEBRATE WOOD COUNTY'S BICENTENNIAL

  • Throughout 2020, Wood County commemorates its bicentennial with celebratory events and a collection of memories. See more at Wood County 200.

  • Do you know someone whose daily actions make the Wood County community a better place? Nominate them for a Spirit of Wood County Award.

Your Opinion Matters

  • 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.