• 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.
  • Handicap accessible facilities. Groups Welcome.
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  • The April Tea is FULL
  • If you have made a reservation and need to pay, please call 419-352-0967.

 

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.
  • Catering courtesy of Carpe Diem Catering, Pemberville OH.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, April 6
  • May Tea
  • Make your reservation by calling 419-352-0967,
  • then PAY ONLINE
  • with Credit Card or PayPal
  • 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.
  • Catering courtesy of Share Our Grounds, Whitehouse Ohio.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, May 4
  • June Tea
  • Make your reservation by calling 419-352-0967,
  • then PAY ONLINE
  • with Credit Card or PayPal
  • 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.
  • Catering courtesy of Alex Martinez, Bowling Green Ohio.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, JUNE 8
  • July Tea
  • Make your reservation by calling 419-352-0967,
  • then PAY ONLINE
  • with Credit Card or PayPal
  • 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.
  • Catering courtesy of Alex Martinez, Bowling Green Ohio.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, July 6
  • August Tea
  • Make your reservation by calling 419-352-0967,
  • then PAY ONLINE
  • with Credit Card or PayPal
  • 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.
  • Catering courtesy of Rox Ann Brewer, Rossford Ohio.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, August 3
  • September Tea
  • Make your reservation by calling 419-352-0967,
  • then PAY ONLINE
  • with Credit Card or PayPal
  • 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.
  • Catering courtesy of Share Our Grounds, Whitehouse Ohio.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, September 7
  • OCTOBER Tea
  • Make your reservation by calling 419-352-0967,
  • then PAY ONLINE
  • with Credit Card or PayPal
  • 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.
  • Catering courtesy of Rox Ann Brewer, Rossford Ohio.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, October 5
  • November Tea
  • Make your reservation by calling 419-352-0967,
  • then PAY ONLINE
  • with Credit Card or PayPal
  • 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.
  • Catering courtesy of Rox Ann Brewer, Rossford Ohio.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, November 2
  • December 6 Tea
  • Make your reservation by calling 419-352-0967,
  • then PAY ONLINE
  • with Credit Card or PayPal
  • 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.
  • Catering courtesy of Carpe Diem Catering, Pemberville OH.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, November 30
  • December 13 Tea
  • Make your reservation by calling 419-352-0967,
  • then PAY ONLINE
  • with Credit Card or PayPal
  • 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.
  • Catering courtesy of Share Our Grounds, Whitehouse Ohio.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, December 7

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
  • We accept checks made payable to WCHS mailed in advance
  • We accept credit card payment over the phone or online

Save with a 2018 Tea Card

  • Purchase a 2018 Tea Card
  • Tea Card 2018
    *Please note: The April Tea is FULL and will not be included in a Full Tea Card purchased after April 1.

 

Save with a Tea Card!

Half Tea Card

  • Buy 4 teas and get the 5th one free.
  • Your choice on dates - RSVP at 419-352-0967
  • WCHS Member price $48
  • Non-member price $60

Full Tea Card

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

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. A 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 60-70 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 Kelli Kling at 419-352-0967

Tea House Times

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

Media

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.

Watch on WGTE Knowlege Stream

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