• Advanced reservations are necessary for all teas, even for Tea Card holders.
    Payment must be received (check, cash, or credit) within 10 business days of making the reservation to secure seats.
  • All reservations and payments must be made by the Friday before each tea.
  • Any cancellation after this date will forfeit payment or credit.
  • Handicap accessible facilities. Groups Welcome.
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  • April Tea
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  • Tea 2019 April 11 - Mighty Managers

 

MIGHTY MANAGERS: A Super Family Story

Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm

  • For 78 years, the Farmer & Brandeberry families managed the Wood County Home. Discover the personal side of these remarkable people. Presented by Felicia Konrad-Bevard, Edsel & Eleanore Ford House
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, April 5
  • May Tea
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  • Tea 2019 May 9 - Palace in Knox County

 

PALACE IN KNOX COUNTY

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm

  • Homes for the poor stood as a model of self-reliance and community preservation. Learn about the architectural ingenuity believed to assist in preserving moral character. Presented by Aubrey Brown, Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, May 3
  • June Tea
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  • Tea 2019 June 13 - Earliest at risk

 

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
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, JUNE 8
  • July Tea
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  • Tea 2019 July 11 - Lorain County

 

DOWN & OUT IN LORAIN COUNTY

Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm

  • The nearly 100-year county home story humanizes the residents accepting care in the northeastern part of Ohio. Presented by Jared Smith, Carlisle Township Trustee, Lorain County Ohio
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, July 5
  • August Tea
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  • Tea 2019 Aug 08 - Comfort in Indiana

 

COMFORT IN INDIANA

Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm

  • The sites, structures, and treatment promoted by the Indiana State Board of Charities encouraged humane care for poor adults, orphaned children, and insane persons.
  • Presented by James Glass, Historic Preservation & Consulting LLC
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, August 2
  • September Tea
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  • Tea 2019 Sept 12 - Urban Welfare in Summit Co

 

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 the Summit County Home near Akron. Presented by Eric Olson, University of Akron
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, September 6
  • October Tea
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  • Tea 2019 Oct 10 - Public Imagination

 

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
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, October 4
  • November Tea
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  • Tea 2019 Nov 14 - Global Conversation

 

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
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, November 8
  • December 5 Tea
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  • Tea 2019 Dec 05 - Comfort & Convenience

 

FOR COMFORT & CONVENIENCE

Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm

  • Who are the people comforted by the Wood County Home? Discover the stories behind our residents.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, November 29
  • December 12 Tea
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  • Tea 2019 Dec 12 - RUTHERFORD & LUCY

 

RUTHERFORD & LUCY FOR PEOPLE IN NEED

Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm

  • Lucy Hayes, with the help of her husband Rutherford, fought to obtain funding for orphaned children as a result of the Civil War. Hear stories from the Soldier and Sailers Orphans Home and how the Hayes' used passion and politics to achieve their goals. Presented by Kevin Moore, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museum
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, December 6

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

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

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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).
  • Reservations and payment are due the Friday before each tea to secure placement. Any cancellation after that 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 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

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

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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