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 one unique behind-the-scenes space not usually open to the public
  • Heavy party hors d’oeuvres & Birthday Cake
  • Candy & Popcorn Bar
  • Live Music & Dancing
  • Silent Auction & 50/50 Raffle
  • Photo Selfie Station
  • Birthday Party Games & Prizes
  • Museum open for self-guided tours of For Comfort & Convenience

Tickets Price: $55 ($60 as of December 1)

    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.

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  • Click below to order your tickets now. Price is $55 before December 1 ($60 if you purchase on Dec. 1 or later)
  • Gala Tickets (before Dec. 1)
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  • Judy Ennis
    Edwin & Irma Wolf

  • Mike Sibbersen
    Skylight Financial Group


Awesome 2018 silent auction donations:

  • Zamboni Ride & Hockey Tickets courtesy of the Toledo Walleye
    Glass Art courtesy of the Toledo Museum of Art
    Behind-the-scenes Magic Lesson courtesy of Andrew Martin
    Jazz House Performance, courtesy of Jeffrey Halsey
    Calico, Sage, & Thyme
    Bowling Green Lincoln Auto Sales
    Toledo Zoo & Aquarium
    Holiday Inn Express Overnight Stays
    Concert Tickets, BGSU College of Musical Arts
    Body & Sole Massage Therapy & Reflexography
    Fort Meigs
    Ernest Scarano Distillery
    Geer Law Planning
    Gazebo Evening for 8 at Chateau Tebeau Winery
    BGSU Men's Basketball Tickets
    Toledo Metroparks Canal Experience & Mill Flour
    Myo-fit pain management workshop
    For Keeps Gifts and Gift Certificates
    Outdoor Fun Gift Basket courtesy of the Wood County Park District
    Wine Gift Basket courtesy of Judy Ennis
    Delectable Gift Basket courtesy of Glass City Federal Credit Union
    Snacks Gift Basket courtesy of Ed & Irma Wolf
    Bowling Green Montage Poster courtesy of the Chamber of Commerce
    BG Best Hometown Gift Basket courtesy of the Convention & Visitors Bureau
    Gift Basket & Tickets to the National Tractor Pulling Championship
    Custom-prepared Cajun Dinner for 4 in your home w/ Chef Melanie Stretchbery
    Klotz Floral Design & Garden courtesy of Wynn Perry
    Photo Sitting from Hagemeyer Fine Photography
    Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Ground for Thought Roasting Company