Gala Fundraiser

Start your holiday season with a gala celebration!

December 14, 2019

6:00 - 9:00 PM

Wood County Historical Center & Museum
13660 County Home Rd. Bowling Green

Families and friends, celebrate the season with a birthday party for the site of the Historical Center, once the County Poor Farm, which opened 150 years ago this year.

    Enjoy a unique museum experience set in a festive atmosphere.

  • Six “party rooms” of snacks & beverages within the exhibit spaces at the Historical Museum, themed around the regions of Ohio
  • Root Beer Floats served in a behind-the-scenes space not usually open to the public
  • Heavy party hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Penta Culinary Arts
  • Candy & Popcorn Bar and, of course, Birthday Cake
  • Live Music from Timmy C & the Game Changers
  • Silent Auction & 50/50 Raffle
  • Photo Selfie Station
  • Birthday Party Games & Prizes
  • Museum open for self-guided tours of For Comfort & Convenience

Ticket Price: $60

    All proceeds to benefit the Wood County Historical Society, a non-profit entity that captures stories and cultivates memories of Wood County, Ohio, and the County Home through exhibits, programs, and educational outreach.

  • Click below to order your tickets now. All tickets held will-call upon arrival.
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  • Review a sponsorship flyer for great media packages, then click below to support the Historical Society:
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  • Judy Ennis
  • Edwin & Irma Wolf
  • Mike & Terri Marsh
  • Penta Culinary Arts

  • H.O.T. Printing & Graphics
  • Dolores Black & Janet Parks
  • Hal Brown
  • Tim Brown
  • Lynn & Betty Wineland
  • Pam & Ken Frisch
  • Mike Sibbersen
  • Skylight Financial Group
  • Andrew Kalmar & Cathy Zwyer

  • Michele Raine
  • September Killy
  • Bob Midden
  • Jack Klein
  • Kraig & Kay Hanneman
  • Rebecca Ferguson

  • with additional support from:
  • Jim & Lois Main
  • Jean Snyder
  • Louis & Ruth Ann Boehk
  • Wanda Voland
  • Ben's
  • Sandra M. Lepper
  • Thomas & Wendy Headley


2019 Silent Auction Donations:

  • Toeldo Walleye Hockey & Zamboni Ride
    Toledo Museum of Art Glass Class and Art Basket
    Behind-the-scenes Magic Lesson courtesy of Andrew Martin
    Fort Meigs
    BGSU Hockey
    Toledo Zoo
    Hollywood Casino
    Rebecca Walls, Licensed Massage Therapist
    Framed artwork from Beth Genson
    Christopher Radko Ornaments
    Hagemeyer Fine Photography
    Voices of Harmony a cappella Valentine serenade
    University of Toledo Football Package
    Woven Rag Rug
    Sue Shank Cookies
    African Safari Wildlife Park Adventure Kacee's Cookies Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons Catered dinner from Melanie Stretchbery ...more added soon!