Living History Day
WOOD COUNTY LIVING HISTORY DAY
Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 2 PM
A Joyful Noise will perform at 1:30
Oak Grove Cemetery on the campus of Bowling Green State University
PLEASE ENTER THE CEMETERY FROM POE ROAD TO WILLARD AVE. This is BGSU move-in weekend, and some roads near the cemetery may be closed.
Rain location: First United Methodist Church, 1506 E. Wooster St. BG
Did you attend? Please take 3 minutes or less to take our short survey about the event.
History comes alive as local residents portray Wood Countians who exemplify leisure time in Wood County during the 1920s-1930s. 2018 honorees were chosen because of the Wood County Historical Museum’s exhibit "The Return to Normalcy: A Life of Leisure in Wood County."
This event is free and open to the public.
Parking is available in the cemetery, as well as on the adjacent BGSU campus. We recommend entering the cemetery from Poe Road, turn south on Willard, right on Merry, then left to enter the cemetery [ BGSU Map ]
The Wood County Sheriff’s Department will provide free rides up to the mound where the program will be held. Chairs are available, although those attending are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. In case of heavy rain, the program will be moved to the First United Methodist Church, 1506 E. Wooster St. Bowling Green.
This event is made possible with support from:
Portage Center Arbor Gleaners 524 • BG Convention & Visitors Bureau • Delphos Granite • Montessori School of Bowling Green • Wood County Genealogical Society Bowling Green Community Foundation • Wood County Historical Society
With additional support from: Oak Grove Cemetery • City of Bowling Green: Lori Tretter, Mike Hammer, Tim Hammer, Brian Craft • First United Methodist Church • Wood Co. Sheriff’s Office & Sheriff Auxiliary • Wood County Public Library • WBGU The Morning Show • Way Public Library Dunn’s Funeral Home • DBD Sound Reinforcement • The Living History Day Committee: Millie Broka • Hal Brown • Frank Butwin • Keith Guion • Wendy Guion • Holly Hartlerode • Kelli Kling • Wynn Perry • Rae Thomson • Usher services provided by the BG Kiwanis Aktion Club
RAYMOND T. GEORGE
Conductor of the First Methodist Church orchestra and member of the BG Military Band. Portrayed by local musician Cleve Patton.
A southern socialite, member of the Shakespeare Round Table, and notable landscape artist. Portrayed by Dinah Vincent.
Professionally, an award-winning advertising manager for the Sentinel-Tribue, but locally dubbed a collaborator of the Bowling Green Marriage Mill. Portrayed by Thomas Edge.
As part of the Women’s Christian Temperance Movement in Grand Rapids, helped lead raids on the local speakeasies during Prohibition. Portrayed by Stephanie Truman.
ERNEST & VIOLA WALTER
Owners of the Virginia Motion Picture Theatre, North Baltimore Ohio, 1936-1959. Portrayors Dave & Ellin Stoots.
A local farmer with a community of his friends was the catalyst for what may have been the first local Depression-era penny auction. Portrayed by Michael Ginnetti.
The leader of the Kitchen Kazoo Orchestra of the Portage Township homemakers. Portrayed by Michele Raine, Wood County District Public Library.