• April Tea
  • The online payment feature is now closed.
  • Please call 419-352-0967 to complete your reservation.
  • When making a reservation, please complete payment within 10 days, and no later than Friday, April 5

 

MIGHTY MANAGERS: A Super Family Story

Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm

  • May Tea
  • The online payment feature is now closed

  • When making a reservation, please complete payment within 10 days, and no later than Friday, May 3

 

PALACE IN KNOX COUNTY

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm

  • June Tea
  • The online payment feature is now closed

  • When making a reservation, please complete payment within 10 days, and no later than Friday, June 8

 

THE EARLIEST AT RISK

Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm

  • Children, without means of support in the 18th & 19th centuries, relied on care found in the New England almshouse. Understand their stories of survival. Presented by Ruth Herndon, BGSU Department of History
  • Sponsored by Edwin & Irma Wolf

  • What is an Almshouse?
  • About Dr. Ruth Wallis Herndon
  • July Tea
  • The online payment feature is now closed

  • When making a reservation, please complete payment within 10 days, and no later than Friday, July 5

 

ASHTABULA COUNTY INFIRMARY:
Through Tragedy and Triumph

Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm

  • For over 125 years, this model institution cared for residents with Western Reserve morality. The intimate story of resident “Penny Billy” will be shared along with the handmade necktie quilt made in his honor. Presented by Mariana Branch, Director, Kingsville Public Library, Ashtabula County Ohio
  • Sponsored by the Nancy Buchanan Memorial

  • Penny Tie Quilt and Pauper's Grave
  • About Mariana Branch
  • August Tea
  • The online payment feature is now closed. Please call 419-352-0967 to complete your reservation.

  • When making a reservation, please complete payment within 10 days, and no later than Friday, August 2

 

COMFORT IN INDIANA

Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm

  • September Tea
  • PAY ONLINE NOW
  • Credit Card or PayPal Account
  • Tea 2019 Sept 12 - Summit Co

  • When making a reservation, please complete payment within 10 days, and no later than Friday, September 6

 

URBAN WELFARE IN SUMMIT COUNTY

Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm

  • During the rubber boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, worker migrations, primarily immigrant, relied heavily on the Summit County Home near Akron. Presented by Eric Olson, University of Akron
  • Sponsored by Lynn & Betty Wineland

  • Summit County Poor Farm
  • About Eric Olson
  • October Tea
  • PAY ONLINE NOW
  • Credit Card or PayPal Account
  • Tea 2019 Oct 10 - Public Imagination

  • When making a reservation, please complete payment within 10 days, and no later than Friday, October 4

 

COUNTY HOMES IN THE PUBLIC IMAGINATION

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm (evening program)

  • Many county homes provided excellent care, but the idea of "falling on the county" was often terrifying.
    Presented by Amy Drees, Northwest State Community College
  • Sponsored by: First Federal

  • About Amy Drees
  • November Tea
  • PAY ONLINE NOW
  • Credit Card or PayPal Account
  • Tea 2019 Nov 14 - Global Conversation

  • When making a reservation, please complete payment within 10 days, and no later than Friday, November 8

 

A GLOBAL CONVERSATION

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

  • How did Ohio's signature system of poor relief compare? Join the global conversation with an emphasis on Latin America.
    Presented by Amilcar Challu, BGSU Department of History
  • Sponsored by: Lubrizol

  • About Dr. Amilcar Challu
  • December 5 Tea
  • The online payment feature is now closed.
  • Please call 419-352-0967 to complete your reservation.

 

FOR COMFORT & CONVENIENCE

Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm

  • December 12 Tea
  • The online payment feature is now closed.
  • Please call 419-352-0967 to complete your reservation.

 

RUTHERFORD & LUCY FOR PEOPLE IN NEED

Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Payment Options

Pay Online with your Credit Card

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

  • 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 or online

Save with a 2020 Tea Card

  • Purchase a 2020 Tea Card
  • Tea Card 2020


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Save with a Tea Card!

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 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 Historical Center & Museum
13660 County Home Rd.
Bowling Green, OH 43402
PH: 419-352-0967
marketing@woodcountyhistory.org