• Health and public safety is important to us,
    which is why we have postponed the 2020 Tea & Talk Series to 2021

  • All of the 2020 speakers are still excited to share their stories, so all program topics will remain the same.
    All reservations will automatically transfer to its corresponding 2021 date unless we are notified otherwise.
    Any attendee that would not like to make this transfer can contact the museum for a refund or may consider
    their payment a tax-deductible donation to help offset COVID-19's impact on the Historical Society.
    Thank you valued tea supporters!
    We look forward to seeing you! In the meantime, please check out our other museum offerings.

    Purchase a Tea Card & Save | Payment Options | Catering & Sponsorship | Watch Past Programs | Volunteer

QUESTIONS ABOUT TEAS:
Marissa Muniz, Marketing & Events Coordinator
Wood County Museum
419-352-0967 | marketing@woodcountyhistory.org

Any cancellation after the Friday before each tea will forfeit payment or credit.

Handicap accessible facilities. Groups Welcome.

  • April 8, 2021 Tea
  • Please call 419-352-0967 to complete your reservation.

WOOD COUNTY’S BICENTENNIAL:
WHOSE HISTORY IS IT?

Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 2:00 pm

  • Hear about some of the lesser-known people and events in Northwest Ohio’s history as we explore how history “is not what it was.” Presented by Dr. Becky Mancuso, BGSU Department of History
  • Catering courtesy of Carpe Diem Catering, Pemberville OH.
  • Sponsored by: Edwin & Irma Wolf
  • May 13, 2021 Tea
  • Please call 419-352-0967 to complete your reservation.

WHIMSIES AND WHIRLIGIGS:
MOVIN’ THROUGH THE ARCHIVES

Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 2:00 pm

  • Over the years, the Wood County Historical Society has collected a lot of paper related to Wood County! Museum Curator, Holly Kirkendall, shares some of the treasures stored behind closed doors. Presented by Holly Kirkendall, Wood County Historical Museum
  • Catering courtesy of Share Our Grounds, Whitehouse Ohio.
  • Sponsored by: Lynn & Betty Wineland
  • June 10, 2021 Tea
  • Please call 419-352-0967 to complete your reservation.

 

MURDER & MAYHEM IN WOOD COUNTY

Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 2:00 pm

  • In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Wood County was more like the Wild West than a quiet rural landscape. Learn about some of the county’s most (in)famous crimes and a few hidden in history. Presented by Marnie Pratt, Wood County District Public Library
  • Catering courtesy of Share Our Grounds, Whitehouse Ohio.
  • Sponsored by: YOUR NAME HERE! Ask about our sponsorhips.
  • July 8, 2021 Tea
  • Please call 419-352-0967 to complete your reservation.

 

A CAMP FIRE GIRL’S JOYOUS CALL TO WORK AND BEAUTY

Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 2:00 pm

  • Inspired by fiction novels of the early 20th century, this presentation explores the purpose of the Camp Fire Girls and its influence on young women of the time, featuring insight into the history of the Northwest Ohio chapters. Presented by Joan Eardly, Hayes Presidential Library & Museum
  • Catering courtesy of Rox Ann Brewer, Rossford Ohio.
  • Sponsored by: YOUR NAME HERE! Ask about our sponsorhips.
  • August 12, 2021 Tea
  • Please call 419-352-0967 to complete your reservation.

 

IT’S FUN TO BE FOOLED: THE LIFE & TIMES OF DUKE LABEY, MASTER MAGICIAN

Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm

  • Be amazed with the story of local magician Tony “Duke” Labey and his “fight for health and perfection in the art of magic.” This presentation will cover the vaudeville circuit, Toledo’s nightclub life, and the social history of tuberculosis in the twentieth century.
  • Presented by Dana Nemeth, BGSU Browne Popular Culture Library
  • Catering courtesy of Share Our Grounds, Whitehouse Ohio.
  • Sponsored by: YOUR NAME HERE! Ask about our sponsorhips.
  • September 9, 2021 Tea
  • Please call 419-352-0967 to complete your reservation.

 

RECONCILING THE CIVIL WAR

Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 2:00 pm

  • The Civil War is over. Now what? Hear how soldiers from both sides said goodbye to what divided them and reconciled the past. Presented by Dustin McLochlin, Hayes Presidential Library & Museum
  • Catering courtesy of Rox Ann Brewer, Rossford Ohio.
  • Sponsored by: YOUR NAME HERE! Ask about our sponsorhips.




  • October 14, 2021 Tea
  • Please call 419-352-0967 to complete your reservation.

 

ROLLIN’ WITH JESUS

Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 2:00 pm

  • Let’s talk about the paper that makes the church go round: bibles, bulletins, cradle rolls, pardon crucifix letters, and other things.
    Presented by Daniel Hergert, Wood County Historical Society
  • Catering courtesy of Rox Ann Brewer, Rossford Ohio.
  • Sponsored by: Edwin & Irma Wolf




  • November 18, 2021 Tea
  • Please call 419-352-0967 to complete your reservation.



 

PEANUT BUTTER & MARMALADE: 50 YEARS OF HEALTH & WELLNESS

Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm

* In honor of Veteran's Day, this tea will be held on the third Thursday in November.
  • This presentation will trace some of the major and more peculiar changes in lifestyle advice, including scholastic and community events aimed at encouraging healthy habits. Presented by Allison Nelson, Certified Personal Trainer & Historian
  • Catering courtesy of Share Our Grounds, Whitehouse Ohio.
  • Sponsored by: YOUR NAME HERE! Ask about our sponsorhips.


  • December 2, 2021 Tea
  • Please call 419-352-0967 to complete your reservation.

 

LETTERS FROM EUROPE

Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 2:00 pm

  • During a European tour in 1936, vaudeville performer Nellie Brown Powell wrote to her family in Bowling Green from each city she visited, illuminating her personal experiences as a performer, wife, and daughter. Presented by Heather Bloom, BGSU M.A. candidate in History & Spanish
  • Catering courtesy of Carpe Diem Catering, Pemberville OH.
  • Sponsored by: YOUR NAME HERE! Ask about our sponsorhips.
  • December 9, 2021 Tea
  • Please call 419-352-0967 to complete your reservation.

 

SPORTY, SPICE, & EVERYTHING NICE

Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 2:00 pm

  • Sis, Boom, Bah ... The ladies of Wood County play sports?! Learn about the female athletes of Wood County long before the implementation of Title IX. Presented by Hal Brown, Wood County Historical Society Board of Directors
  • Catering courtesy of Share Our Grounds, Whitehouse Ohio.
  • Sponsored by: YOUR NAME HERE! Ask about our sponsorhips.

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  1. Please call the museum at 419-352-0967 to make a reservation prior to making payment. You can pay with credit card or mail in a check. The online payment option is temporarily on hold.

  2. If you need to make any changes to your reservation, please call the museum at 419-352-0967.


  3. 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

  • Regular Admission - $23.00 per person for one (1) Tea
  • WCHS Member - $18.00 per person for one (1) Tea
  • We accept cash in advance at the museum
  • We accept checks made payable to WCHS mailed in advance
  • We accept credit card payment over the phone
  • The online payment option is temporarily on hold

Save with a Tea Card

 

Tea Cards provide savings and priority reservations!


Half Tea Card:

  • Reserve seats now for 5 Tea & Talks and save $5
  • Your choice on dates until full - RSVP early at 419-352-0967
  • WCHS Member Half Tea Card price: $85
  • Non-member Half Tea Card price: $110

Full Tea Card:

  • Attend all 10 Tea & Talks and save $10
  • WCHS Member Full Tea Card price: $170
  • Non-member Full Tea Card price: $220

Regular Admission per Tea & Talk:

  • WCHS Member price: $18
  • Non-member price: $23

PLEASE REMEMBER

  • A half tea card does not guarantee a spot at any tea, so make your reservations early by calling 419-352-0967 (Full tea card holders are automatically reserved for all ten teas, but please call if you need to cancel).
  • When making a reservation, please complete payment within 10 days, and no later than the Friday before the tea. Any cancellation after that date will forfeit seat and payment (even with a tea card). A Tea Card is not transferrable to a future tea after that date.
  • Tea Cards are good for one reservation per tea.
  • Non-members cannot receive membership benefits.
  • 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 your tea card when attending any tea. Groups Welcome.
  • The Museum is handicap accessible.

Catering & Sponsorship

Tea Series 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 60-70 guests from Northwest Ohio and southern Michigan.

Review the SPONSORSHIP PDF for DETAILS

 

Volunteer

Volunteers are needed for set-ups, clean-ups, and serving food & tea

SIGN UP

Tea Catering

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

Tea House Times

You can find our teas listed in the Tea House Times magazine

Media

Tea & Talk: Palace in Knox County

May 9, 2019. Aubrey Brown, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, shares her passion for the poor farm system in her hometown of Knox County, Ohio. Homes for the poor stood as a model of self-reliance and community preservation.

Watch on WGTE Knowledge Stream

Tea & Talk: The Pleasures of the Journey: Passenger Ships Sailing the Great Lakes

December 6, 2018. Ellen Kennedy, Education Manager of The National Museum of the Great Lakes, talks about the growth of leisure time on the Great Lakes after WWI.

Watch on WGTE Knowledge Stream

Tea & Talk on Cigarette Culture of the 1920s & 30s

August 2018. Are you feeling LUCKY? Cigarette culture dominated advertising in the 1920s & 30s. Alyssa Kapelka looks at representation of gender, recreation, glamour, and cigarettes' overall allure.

Watch on WGTE Knowledge Stream

Tea & Talk on The Birth of Popular Music

June 2018. Advances in technology after World War I brought about big changes in music. Learn how it influenced our society’s social activities. Presented by Marnie Pratt, Wood County District Public Library, spoke at the Wood County Historical Society.

Watch on WGTE Knowledge Stream

Tea & Talk on The REAL Return to Normalcy

May 2018. The 1920s were far from roaring when President Warren G. Harding was asked to pave the way from wartime to peacetime. Sherry Hall, Director of the Warren G. Harding Home.

Watch on WGTE Knowledge Stream

Tea & Talk on Margaret Lehmann

November 2017. Hal Brown, a lifelong resident of Wood County with 42 years as a reporter and editor for the Sentinel-Tribune, shares the story of WWI Red Cross nurse Margaret Lehmann, and her first-hand accounts of early WWI abroad.

Watch on WGTE Knowledge Stream

Tea & Talk on Shattered Glass

September 2017. 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, discussed the damage and rebuilding to some of the greats such as Rheims and Notre Dame with a focus on the stained glass.

Watch on WGTE Knowledge Stream

QUESTIONS ABOUT TEAS:
Marissa Muniz, Marketing & Events Coordinator
Wood County Museum
13660 County Home Rd.
Bowling Green, OH 43402
PH: 419-352-0967
marketing@woodcountyhistory.org