Living History Day

17th annual

Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 2 PM
Wood County Historical Center

History comes alive as we honor Wood County's firsts, part of our county's bicentennial celebration.


Frank Brandeberry

Wood County Infirmary Superintendent 1904-1949. Portrayed by Keith Guion

Catherine Andelfinger

Portrayed by September Killy

Sally Legron

Portrayed by Cassie Greenlee

Charlie Crusa

Portrayed by Daniel Hergert

Young Man

Portrayed by Bob Walters

George Bise

Portrayed by Tom Edge

Mary Elizabeth Rhodes

Portrayed by Kelly Wolbert

Arthur Moore

Portrayed by Geoff Howes

Frank Rakovan

Portrayed by Bob Midden


WTOL News coverage of the program

Read more in BG Independent Media

Pre-event Sentinel-Tribune coverage

This event was made possible with support from:

Exchange Club BG
Portage Center Arbor Gleaners 524
Delphos Granite Works
Montessori School of Bowling Green
Wood County Genealogical Society
Mike Sibbersen
Wood County Historical Society

This program was funded in part by a grant from the Frisch Family Fund of the Toledo Community Foundation.

With additional support from:
City of Bowling Green: Lori Tretter, Mike Hammer, Tim Hammer, Brian Craft • Wood Co. Sheriff’s Office & Sheriff Auxiliary • Way Public Library • DBD Sound Reinforcement • The Living History Day Committee: Millie Broka • Hal Brown • Frank Butwin • Keith Guion • Wendy Guion • Holly (Hartlerode) Kirkendall • Kelli Kling • Marissa Muniz • Wynn Perry • Rae Thomson

Way Public Library

Wood County Paupers' Cemetery

Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 6:30-8:00 PM

Way Library, 101 E Indiana Ave, Perrysburg, OH 43551 | FREE PROGRAM

Join us for a sneak peek of the 16th annual Living History Day portrayals. Local residents honor those buried at the Wood County Paupers' Cemetery with first-person interpretations of administrators and residents affiliated with the Wood County Infirmary. 2019 honorees were chosen to coincide with the current exhibit "For Comfort & Convenience: Public Charity in Ohio by Way of the Poor Farm" which features histories and current photographs of poor farm sites throughout all 88 Ohio counties.

For the full Living History program, join us on Sunday, August 25, 2 PM, at the Paupers' Cemetery, Wood County Historical Center, Bowling Green.