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  • All reservations and payments must be made by the Friday before each tea.
  • Any cancellation after this date will forfeit payment.
  • Handicap accessible facilities. Groups Welcome.
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  • April 2017
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April - THE RED CROSS IN WWI

Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Rd. Bowling Green, OH

  • Marianne Duvendack will share the role and Congressional mandates of the Red Cross from WWI to present. She has been a Red Cross volunteer for 15 years, serving as a Disaster Responder, both locally and nationally serving in Florida and Saipan.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, April 7
  • Catering provided by Rox Ann Brewer, Rossford OH
  • May 2017
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May - WWI PLANTS & VICTORY GARDENS

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm

WOLF'S BLOOMS & BERRIES 8140 Scotch Ridge Rd. Bowling Green, OH

  • Sue Wolf, owner of Wolf's Blooms & Berries, will talk about plants and victory gardens used during WWI.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, May 4
  • Catering provided by Share Our Grounds, Whitehouse OH
  • June 2017
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June - FASHION IN THE WAR ERA

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Rd. Bowling Green, OH

  • Marian Zengel will show & tell about 1910s fashion pre- and post-war, and how the war influenced the silhouette, fiber, dyestuff supply, and women's freedoms. Marian is an instructor of textiles and apparel fundamentals at BGSU and curator of the Historic Costume Collection for the School of Family and Consumer Sciences.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, June 2
  • Catering provided by Mike Zaborniac, Waterville OH
  • TEA DAY SPECIAL in Gift Shop today only: 25% off all Tea
  • July 2017
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July - MESSAGE DELIVERED: THE POST OFFICE IN WWI

Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Rd. Bowling Green, OH

  • Speaker is Gary Levitt, Museum of Postal History, Delphos Ohio
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, July 7
  • Catering provided by Mike Zaborniac, Waterville OH
  • TEA DAY SPECIAL in Gift Shop today only: 10% off Ginger Peach Tea and all Tea Pots, 25% off Bone China Cups & Saucers (poppy or lavendar)(excludes mugs)
  • August 2017
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August - AVIATION DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Rd. Bowling Green, OH

  • Speaker is Bill Hirzel, Aviation Enthusiast. War often triggers advancements in technology. During WWI, the internal combusion engine and other innovations in flight surfaced into techniques still used today. Bill will showcase these technology advancements and show how society was influenced, then and now, by WWI.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, August 4
  • Catering provided by Mike Zaborniac, Waterville OH
  • TEA DAY SPECIAL in Gift Shop today only: 10% off Wild Blueberry Tea and 25% off "Jenny Did It" Notecards.

 

  • September 2017
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September - SHATTERED GLASS: THE IMPACT OF WWI BOMBING ON CHURCHES & CATHEDRALS

Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Rd. Bowling Green, OH

  • World War I brought destruction to many Cathedrals and Churches across the European landscape during intense repeated bombing and shelling. Andrea Killy-Knight from Bigelow Glass in Findlay OH, will explore the damage and rebuilding to some of the greats such as Rheims and Notre Dame with a focus on the stained glass.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, September 8
  • Catering provided by Rox Ann Brewer, Rossford OH
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  • October 2017
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October 12th - HOME FIRES BURNING: WWI FICTION

Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Rd. Bowling Green, OH

  • Michele Raine, Assistant Director of the Wood County District Public Library, will present the varied aspects of literature during and following WWI. Much has been written about the shock and horror of the warfare introduced on World War I battlefields. This was also one of the first wars to generate such depth of poetry and literature around the experience of war both at home and in the trenches. Through contemporary and modern fictional accounts we will explore the fears, hopes, duties, and gender roles changed forever by the war.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, October 6
  • Catering provided by Share Our Grounds, Whitehouse OH
  • TEA DAY SPECIAL in Gift Shop today only: 20% off Hot Apple Cider Herbal Tea. Soap Foamers only $9.99.
  • November 2017
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November 9th - MARGARET LEHMANN AND JOURNALISM OF WWI

Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Rd. Bowling Green, OH

  • Hal Brown, a lifelong resident of Wood County with 42 years as a reporter and editor for the Sentinel-Tribune, will share the story of Margaret Lehmann. Lehmann was in charge of the Visiting Nurses in Philadelphia and was recruited by the American Red Cross to help lead a contingent of nurses to Europe at the start of what would become World War I. Her letters about her experiences were published in the Sentinel-Tribune. The talk will also focus on how the Sentinel-Tribune covered the war.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, November 3
  • Catering provided by Rox Ann Brewer, Rossford OH

 

  • December 7, 2017
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December 7th - MUSIC ON THE HOMEFRONT: Popular Music, Propaganda, and Selling WWI

Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Rd. Bowling Green, OH

  • Tiffany Knoell, instructor of Popular Culture at BGSU, will talk about and share WWI-era music.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, December 1
  • Catering provided by Rox Ann Brewer, Rossford OH

Sponsored by Bigelow Tea's signature Raspberry Royale

  • December, 14 2017
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December 14th - 1914 CHRISTMAS TRUCE

Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Rd. Bowling Green, OH

  • Wood County Historical Museum own Michael McMaster, Education Coordinator, will share the goodwill account of how enemy soldiers laid down their guns to celebrate Christmas in the trenches.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, December 8
  • Catering provided by Share Our Grounds, Whitehouse OH

Sponsored by Bigelow Tea's signature Raspberry Royale

Payment Options

To PAY ONLINE:

  1. Please call the museum at 419-352-0967 to make a reservation prior to making payment.
  2. Select your WCHS status from the drop-down menu (member, non-member, or child) for the tea of choice, then click Add to Cart.
  3. From the PayPal screen, you can change the quantity of tickets needed.
  4. To add another status for the same tea, or to add other teas, click Continue Shopping and repeat steps 2 & 3.
  5. When all teas and tickets have been added to the Shopping Cart, you can click Check Out to pay online with Credit Card, or Check out with PayPal to pay using your PayPal secure account.
  6. Once the transaction is complete, you should have the option to have a receipt e-mailed to you for your records. Your receipt is your ticket for the tea.
  7. A copy of your payment will be sent to the Wood County Historical Museum for processing.
  8. If you need to make any changes to your reservation, please call the museum at 419-352-0967.
  9. If you cannot attend a tea that is paid for, and call by the Friday before the tea, you will receive a credit towards another tea. There are no monetary refunds. If you cancel a reservation after the Friday prior to the tea, you will forfeit your reservation; this also applies to tea card holders.

Payment Options

  • General Adult - $15.00 per person for one (1) Tea
  • WCHS Member - $12.00 per person for one (1) Tea
  • Child age 10 & under - $5.00 per person for one (1) Tea
  • We accept cash in advance at the museum
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Half Tea Card

  • Buy 4 teas and get the 5th one free.
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  • WCHS Member price $48
  • Non-member price $60

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  • Attend all 10 teas but only pay for 9.
  • WCHS Member price $108
  • Non-member price $135

PLEASE REMEMBER

  • A tea card does not guarantee a spot at any tea, so make your reservations early by calling 419-352-0967.
  • Reservations and payment are due the Friday before each tea to secure placement. Any cancellation after that will forfeit seat. Tea Card is not transferrable to a future tea after that date.
  • Tea Cards are good for one reservation per tea.
  • When making reservations, please indicate if you are a tea card holder and provide the names of people in your group or any seating preferences.
  • Please present tea card when attending any tea. Groups Welcome.
  • The Museum is handicap accessible.

Catering & Sponsorship

Tea Sponsorship

Sponsorship of the Tea Series helps the Society offer these programs at a very low cost to the public, while promoting your business through our vast marketing outlets. Teas average 60-66 guests from Northwest Ohio and southern Michigan.

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Tea Catering

If you have a catering business and are interested in catering teas or other museum events, please call Kelli Kling at 419-352-0967

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  • April Tea
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  • Tea April 12 2018 - Party Games

 

TRIVIAL PURSUITS & PARTY GAMES

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm

  • Party planning as a young person in Wood County during the 1920s including games, party-favor-making, and food innovations. Presented by Charlene Waggoner & Janine Waggoner Sturdavant.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, April 6
  • May Tea
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  • Tea 2018 May 10 - Return to Normalcy

 

THE 'REAL' RETURN TO NORMALCY

Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm

  • The 1920s were far from roaring when President Warren G. Harding was asked to pave the way from wartime to peacetime. Presented by Sherry Hall, Director of the Warren G. Harding Home.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, May 4
  • June Tea
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  • Tea 2018 June 14 - Music

 

BOOGIE WOOGIE, WHANGDOODLE: The Birth of Popular Music

Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm

  • Advances in technology after World War I brought about big changes in music. Hear about popular music genres of the 1920s & 1930s and how it influenced our society’s social activities. Presented by Marnie Pratt, Wood County District Public Library.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, JUNE 8
  • July Tea
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  • Tea 2018 July 12 - Radio

 

THE GOLDEN AGE OF RADIO: Transmission of Fun

Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm

  • What began as a service medium during the war, radio quickly transformed into a leisure activity, changing the listening landscape and media industry. Presented by Clint Corpe, host of The Morning Show on WBGU-FM.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, July 6
  • August Tea
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  • Tea 2018 Aug 09 - Advertising/Cigarette Culture

 

ARE YOU FEELING LUCKY? Advertising and Cigarette Culture

Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm

  • The 1920s was the emergence of cigarette culture as a leisure activity as seen through the lens of advertisements and the representations of gender, recreation, glamour and cigarettes’ overall allure. Presented by Alyssa Kapelka & Kaysie Harrington.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, August 3
  • September Tea
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  • Tea 2018 Sept 13 - Driving Culture

 

GO, GO, TIN LIZZIE: The Speed of Driving Culture

Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm

  • With improvements in car technology, and the national fascination with speed, the post-war-era gave us more free time and more places to go. Presented by Terry Stetler, Snook’s Dream Car Museum.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, September 7
  • OCTOBER Tea
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  • Tea 2018 Oct 11 - Theatre

 

THE SHOW MUST (AND DID!) GO ON: Popular Theatre During the Interwar Years

Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm

  • During this evening presentation, this talk will focus on the growth of theatre in the 1920s. Presented by Nick Pavlik, BGSU Center for Archival Collections.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, October 5
  • November Tea
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  • Tea 2018 Nov 08 - Bridge

 

THE ART OF CONTRACT BRIDGE

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm

  • One of the most popular card games of the 20s & 30s, view colorful contract bridge-related items as you learn the story of Bowling Green’s own “Mrs. Bridge,” Evelyn Steidtmann. Presented by Steven Ammidown, BGSU Browne Popular Culture Library.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, November 2
  • December 6 Tea
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  • Tea 2018 Dec 06 - Great Lakes Ships

 

THE PLEASURES OF THE JOURNEY: Passenger Ships Sailing the Great Lakes

Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm

  • Passenger travel on the Great Lakes experienced its heyday during the 1920s-30s with luxurious vessels such as the Cleveland & Buffalo Line’s SeeandBee. Discover the history of leisure travel on the Great Lakes from the 19th century schooners to the lavish steamboats of the early 20th century. Presented by Ellen Kennedy, National Museum of the Great Lakes.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, November 30
  • December 13 Tea
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  • Tea 2018 Dec 13 - Fashion

 

COCO TO DECO: Fashions of the 1920s & 1930s

Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm

  • A show-&-tell of how the Roaring Twenties influenced women’s fashion, and what happened when the party ended. Clothing displays from the collections of the Wood County Historical Society and BGSU. Presented by Marian Zengel, BGSU School of Family and Consumer Sciences.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, December 7

QUESTIONS ABOUT TEAS:
Kelli Kling, Marketing & Events Coordinator
Wood County Historical Center & Museum
13660 County Home Rd.
Bowling Green, OH 43402
PH: 419-352-0967
museum@woodcountyhistory.org