Wood County Museum Holiday Gala Online Auction Fundraiser

Virtual Online Auction Fundraiser

  • Between December 3 - 10, you can bid online for some really great prize packages, just in time for the Holiday Season. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Wood County Museum so that we can continue to offer award-winning exhibits and educational opportunities to you.

    Start browsing here or consider a "non-ticket" donation today.
Your support is needed more now than ever! Please join or donate to the Wood County Musem.

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.

CHANTICLEER NEWSLETTER

  • Wood County Historical Society's quarterly publication

    [ Fall 2020 issue now online ]
    • Board Elections! Voting for new board members (2021-2023) has closed. Winners announced November 20.
    • The Mary & Carl Bach Story
    • Old Squire, Huntington, Hogs, & the Devil - you gotta read this!
    • 2020 Virtual Gala Fundraiser
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Wood County Museum seeks part-time Development Coordinator

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.

Haunted Ohio Books available now in the Wood County Museum Gift Shop.

NOVEMBER GIFT SHOP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hunker down with the warm smells and feels of autumn. Visit our gift shop for locally-made candles, soaps, honey, and more. Curl up by the fire with warm socks and a good book to escape those cooler nights.

    November feature: COOKBOOKS

    Visit our Gift Shop | Jump to our cookbook selection

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
            • Scarecrow Alley October 13-25
            • Wood County Park District Archery Range
            • Walking Trails and Grounds
Wood County Museum Online & Outdoor Exhibits

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 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
  • 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.
  • 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
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