Living History Day
WOOD COUNTY LIVING HISTORY DAY
Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 2 PM
Oak Grove Cemetery on the campus of Bowling Green State University
Rain location: First United Methodist Church, 1506 E. Wooster St. BG
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.
RAYMOND T. GEORGE
Conductor of the First Methodist Church orchestra and member of the BG Military Band. Portrayed by local musician Cleve Patton.
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.
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.
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.
A southern socialite, member of the Shakespeare Round Table, and notable landscape artist. Portrayor pending
ERNEST & VIOLA WALTER
Owners of the Virginia Motion Picture Theatre, North Baltimore Ohio, 1936-1959. Portrayors Dave & Ellin Stoots.
The leader of the Kitchen Kazoo Orchestra of the Portage Township homemakers. Portrayed by Michele Raine, Wood County District Public Library.
Voices from Wood County's Past: The Leisure Years
August 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Way Library, 101 E Indiana Ave, Perrysburg, OH 43551 | FREE PROGRAM
Join us at Way Public Library for a sneak peek of the 15th annual Living History Day portrayals. Michele Raine, Assistant Director of Adult Services at the Wood County District Public Library, will portray Georgia Waugh, a member of the Portage Township Homemakers and leader of the local Kitchen Kazoo orchestra. Local musician Cleve Patten will portray local musician Raymond George, conductor of the First Methodist Church orchestra and a member of the Bowling Green Military Band.Michele and Cleve will be joined by other Wood Countians for a full Living History program on Sunday, August 26, 2 PM, at Oak Grove Cemetery, in Bowling Green.
Living History Day is sponsored by:
Wood County Genealogical Society • Wood County Historical Society
This program is made possible with help 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 Co. District Public Library • Michael Penrod • North Baltimore Area Historical Society • DBD Sound Reinforcement • Living History Day Committe: Millie Broka • Hal Brown • Frank Butwin • Keith Guion • Wendy Guion • Wynn Perry • Nick Pavlick • Dr. JoBeth Gonzalez • WBGU-FM The Morning Show • Wood Co. Historical Museum Staff
Music provided by A Joyful Noise • Usher Services provided by the BG Kiwanis Aktion Club