BE A PART OF OUR HISTORY!
You are so important to us and we want the world to know! Share your photo with us as we celebrate - THIS PLACE MATTERS!
Each May, during Preservation Month, we host a “This Place Matters” group photo and invite the public & museum members to participate. This year, the group photo was cancelled due to COVID-19. So instead of a 2020 group photo, we are asking for you to email a photo of you holding this special “This Place Matters” sign and help us celebrate the Wood County Museum with “This Place Matters Week!”
Photos can be taken at home or at the Museum, with proper social distancing of course. Email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than October 25, 2020 to be include in this special tribute.
[ Download your sign here to print at home ]
or pick up one at the Museum. If you have a Museum shirt, wear that too! Show the world your Wood County Museum Pride, and that “This Place Matters!”
[Buy a Museum Shirt Now]
This Place Matters! 2019 Group Photo
Wood County Historical Society's quarterly publication[ Fall 2020 issue now online ]
- Board Elections! Renew your membership and vote by November 11 in our first mail & online election for new board members (2021-2023)
- Candidate bios and ballot inside, or vote online
- The Mary & Carl Bach Story
- Old Squire, Huntington, Hogs, & the Devil - you gotta read this!
- 2020 Virtual Gala Fundraiser
Join our email list for periodic updates on Museum Musings
MUSEUM SEEKS PART-TIME DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
- The Wood County Museum is seeking a professional part-time Development Coordinator to create and implement fundraising initiatives to ensure financial sustainability and organizational growth within the organization. Candidates should have at least one year of successful development and fundraising experience and can demonstrate fundraising best practices. A complete job description and application process can be here.
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.
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 October 13-25
• Wood County Park District Archery Range
• Walking Trails and Grounds
MUSEUM EXHIBITS AVAILABLE ANYTIME
PORCH EXHIBITS!Visit the Historical Museum to stroll the beautiful grounds and stop to view our new series of Porch Exhibits! On exhibit now: OAK GROVE CEMETERY - Ends in October so stop by soon!.
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'S BICENTENNIAL
- Throughout 2020, Wood County commemorates its bicentennial with celebratory events and a collection of memories. See more 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
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