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EVENTS 2016 - 2017

DECEMBER
2016

Purchase your gala tickets online here

 

Take the Tour? Let us know your feedback!
Public Survey for Holiday Tour & Events

 

MUSEUM OPEN
December 1 - 17

Monday-Friday:
10 am - 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday:
1 pm - 4 pm

The museum will be closed December 18 - January 31, 2017

 

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS:

Hancock Historical Museum

Monroe County Christmas Tree Festival

Monclova Historical Foundation Community Christmas

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS & HISTORICAL SOCITIES IN NORTHWEST OHIO

 

 

 

 

Need a ride?

BG Transit - public transportation

 

December 3 - 17
OLD HOME HOLIDAY TOUR
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

International holiday-themed self-guided tours plus special events on weekends: Santa • Toy Trains • Kids Crafts • and more!
[More about Holiday Tour]

Christmas Decorators Welcome!
[download PDF application here]
[Decorators Meeting]

 


 

December 3 - 4
CIVIL WAR WEEKEND AT THE LOG CABIN
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

Stop by to visit with Civil War costumed interpreters at the Log Cabin.
[more Demonstration days]

 


 

Wednesday, December 7  |  10:00 AM - Noon
MOMMY & ME at the MUSEUM
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

"At the Museum, I may see" picture book, stroller-friendly self-guided tour, and snacks. Tour starts at 10:00 AM. $5 adult, children free.
[more about Mommy & Me]

 


 

Thursday, December 8 
2:00 PM - 4:00 PMJoin us for tea on the second Thursday of each month

TEA : CHRISTMAS COLLECTIONS
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

Enjoy tea and light refreshments followed by a unique program about Dr. Nathan Crook's Christmas-inspired nut cracker collection. Catering Share Our Grounds (Whitehouse OH)

RSVP and payment due Friday, December 2
more teas | Make a Reservation

 


 

Saturday, December 10  |  6:00-9:00 PM
HOLIDAY GALA FUNDRAISER: The Home is the Heart of the Holiday
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

Heavy appetizers and desserts from around the globe as you tour the museum. NEW International Wine Tasting, HEART tree, and prizes.
[Purchase Tickets Online] or call 419-352-0967

 


 

Join us for tea on the second Thursday of each month
Thursday, December 15
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
TEA : CHRISTMAS COLLECTIONS
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

Enjoy tea and light refreshments followed by a unique program about Mary Lou Zwiebel's Christmas nutcracker collection.Catering Rox Ann Brewer (Rossford OH)

RSVP and payment due Friday, December 9
more teas | Make a Reservation

UPCOMING EVENTS 2017

JANUARY
2017

 

The museum will be closed December 18 - January 31, 2017

 

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS & HISTORICAL SOCITIES IN NORTHWEST OHIO

January 2-8, 2017
HOLIDAY DECORATOR TEAR-DOWN

  • Tuesday, Jan. 2 - Friday, Jan. 5: 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday, Jan. 6 & Sunday, Jan. 7: 1-4 PM
  • Lenders must also have removed all collections by January 8

 


January TBA  |  9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
WOOD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY BOARD & STAFF RETREAT

FEBRUARY
2016

MUSEUM OPEN
Monday-Friday:
10 am - 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday:
1 pm - 4 pm

The museum will be closed Monday, February 20 in honor of Presidents' Day.

 

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS:

Winterfest in BG
February 10-12

Welcome Back Scott Hamilton!
Ice Sculptures • Frostbite FunRun • Chili Cook-off • Sandwich Stroll •
Live Music & Events

 

BG Transit - public transportation

Wednesday, February 1 
NEW WWI EXHIBIT: Over There! Send Word, the Wood County Boys are Coming!
Wood County Historical Museum

Museum open for self-guided tours

WWI Exhibits and Programs in 2017

MARCH
2017

MUSEUM OPEN
Monday-Friday:
10 am - 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday:
1 pm - 4 pm

Wednesday, March 1 |  10:00 AM - Noon
MOMMY & ME at the MUSEUM
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

"At the Museum, I may see" picture book, stroller-friendly self-guided tour, and snacks. Tour starts at 10:00 AM. $5 adult, children free.
[more about Mommy & Me]

 


APRIL
2017

MUSEUM OPEN
Monday-Friday:
10 am - 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday:
1 pm - 4 pm

 

 

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS & HISTORICAL SOCITIES IN NORTHWEST OHIO

 

 

BG Transit - public transportation

 

April 2-3 
OHIO MUSEUM ASSOICATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Toledo Ohio

Saturday, April 1 (tentative)  |  9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
BLACKSMITH OPEN FORGE DEMONSTRATION
Wood County Historical Center Boom Town
FREE Family Event.
Join the Northwest Ohio Blacksmiths for their annual open forge Demonstration day out at the Blacksmith Shop in the Boomtown area of the Wood County Historical Center.

[more Demonstration Days]

 


 

Wednesday, April 5  |  10:00 AM - Noon
MOMMY & ME at the MUSEUM
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

"At the Museum, I may see" picture book, stroller-friendly self-guided tour, and snacks. Tour starts at 10:00 AM. $5 adult, children free.
[more about Mommy & Me]

 


 

Thursday, April 6  |  5:00-8:00 PM
BG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS AFTER-HOURS
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

Museum open extended hours to the public in addition to a special event for BG Chamber investors and guests.

 


 

Join us for tea on the second Thursday of each monthThursday, April 13  |  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
TEA : The Red Cross: WWI to Present
Wood Co. Historical Museum
Presentation by Marianne Duvendack

[more info & RSVP]
RSVP and payment due Friday, April 7

MAY
2017

MUSEUM OPEN
Monday-Friday:
10 am - 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday:
1 pm - 4 pm

The museum will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

Wednesday, May 3  |  10:00 AM - Noon
MOMMY & ME at the MUSEUM
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

"At the Museum, I may see" picture book, stroller-friendly self-guided tour, and snacks. Tour starts at 10:00 AM. $5 adult, children free.
[more about Mommy & Me]

 


 

Thursday, May 11  |  2:00 PM - 4:00 PMJoin us for tea on the second Thursday of each month
TEA : WWI PLANTS & VICTORY GARDENS
WOLF'S BLOOMS & BERRIES
8140 Scotch Ridge Rd., BG
[more info & RSVP]
RSVP and payment due Friday, May 5



 

May TBA | 10 AM - 12 Noon
BUSINESS IN BOOMTOWN - DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR

Take a historic walking tour of Downtown Bowling Green led by Local History Specialist Marnie Pratt and the Historical Museum's Events Coordinator Kelli Kling. Tour leaves from the Carter House, 307 N. Church St., Bowling Green (behind Wood Co. Library). Registration required by calling the Library at 419-352-5104 x220. Light refreshments served at the Carter House following the tour.
[see photos on FaceBook]

 


 

Blue Star MuseumsNational Endowment for the Arts
BLUE STAR MUSEUM

FREE ADMISSION between Memorial Day and Labor Day for active-duty military personnel and their families (includes National Guard and Reserve).

More about the Blue Star Museum program

NOTE: The Museum will be closed on Memorial Day, Labor Day, and these select holidays.

JUNE
2017

MUSEUM OPEN
Monday-Friday:
10 am - 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday:
1 pm - 4 pm

 

Blue Star Museums

 

 

4-H Quilt Square Trail
WOOD COUNTY QUILT SQUARE TRAIL
On-going
Take a drive to witness the 20 vibrant Quilt Squares peppered around Wood County. Brochures available at the Museum and the 4-H Office.

 

 

 

BG Transit - public transportation


Wednesday, June 7  |  10:00 AM - Noon
MOMMY & ME at the MUSEUM
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

"At the Museum, I may see" picture book, stroller-friendly self-guided tour, and snacks. Tour starts at 10:00 AM. $5 adult, children free.
[more about Mommy & Me]

 


 

National Endowment for the Arts
BLUE STAR MUSEUM

FREE ADMISSION to the Wood County Historical Museum between Memorial Day and Labor Day for active-duty military personnel and their families (this includes National Guard and Reserve).

More about the Blue Star Museum program

NOTE: The Museum will be closed on Memorial Day, Labor Day, and these select holidays.

 


 

Saturday, June 3  |  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, June 4  |  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
POWER OF YESTERYEAR TRACTOR SHOW & DEMONSTRATION DAY
Wood County Historical Center

FREE Family Event.
Tractor display and farm-themed demonstrations. Kiddie pedal pull both days, Oil Derrick, and Blacksmithing Demonstrations.

[more Demonstration Days]

 

 

Thursday, June 8  |  2:00 PM - 4:00 PMJoin us for tea on the second Thursday of each month
TEA : FASHION IN THE WWI ERA
Wood Co. Historical Museum
Presentation by Marian Zengel, Instructor of Textiles, BGSU
[more info & RSVP]
RSVP and payment due Friday, June 2



 

Tuesday, June 13  |  10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
WOOD COUNTY EMPLOYEE PICNIC & SAFETY FAIR
Wood County Historical Center Front Lawn

Meet your county agencies and get some ice cream dished out by our County officials. Rain location: Courthouse Atrium.

 


 

June TBA 
AMATEUR RADIO DEMONSTRATION DAY
Wood County Historical Center Boom Town Area

FREE Family Event with the Wood County Amateur Radio Club (WCARC)
[more Demonstration Days]

JULY
2017

MUSEUM OPEN
Monday-Friday:
10 am - 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday:
1 pm - 4 pm

The museum will be closed Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

 

 

 

 

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS:

Classics on Main Car Show, Downtown Bowling Green

Monclova Historical Foundation
Flea Market & Book Sale

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS & HISTORICAL SOCITIES IN NORTHWEST OHIO

4-H Quilt Square Trail
WOOD COUNTY QUILT SQUARE TRAIL
On-going
Take a drive to witness 20 vibrant Quilt Squares peppered around Wood County. Brochures available at the Museum and the 4-H Office.

 

 

 

July 2017
WGTE MemberCard Benefit of the Month
All WGTE Member Card carriers get 2-for-1 admission to the Wood County Historical Museum in July.
Sign up for a WGTE Member Card

Watch WGTE TV or listen to FM 91

 


 

Blue Star MuseumsNational Endowment for the Arts
BLUE STAR MUSEUM

FREE ADMISSION between Memorial Day and Labor Day for active-duty military personnel and their families (includes National Guard and Reserve).

More about the Blue Star Museum program

NOTE: The Museum will be closed on Memorial Day, Labor Day, and these select holidays.

 


 

Wednesday, July 5  |  10:00 AM - Noon
MOMMY & ME at the MUSEUM
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

"At the Museum, I may see" picture book, stroller-friendly self-guided tour, and snacks. Tour starts at 10:00 AM. $5 adult, children free.
[more about Mommy & Me]

 


 

Thursday, July 14  |  2:00 PM - 4:00 PMJoin us for tea on the second Thursday of each month
TEA : MESSAGE DELIVERED: THE POST OFFICE IN WWI
Wood Co. Historical Museum

Presented by Gary Levitt, Museum of Postal History in Delphos Ohio

[more info & RSVP]
RSVP and payment due Friday, June 30

 

AUGUST
2017

MUSEUM OPEN
Monday-Friday:
10 am - 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday:
1 pm - 4 pm

 

 

Blue Star Museums

 

 

 

 

4-H Quilt Square Trail
WOOD COUNTY QUILT SQUARE TRAIL
On-going
Take a drive to witness 20 vibrant Quilt Squares peppered around Wood County. Brochures available at the Museum and the 4-H Office.

July 31 - August 7
WOOD COUNTY FAIR
Wood County Fairgrounds, Poe Rd., BG

THE GRANGE
Joint exhibit with the Wood County Genealogical Society on Leisure Time in Wood County.

THE GROVE - Thursday, August 3
Best of Living History 1 PM
Costumed portrayers give first-person interpretations from past Living History Day programs.

[more about the Fair]

 


 

Wednesday, August 2  |  10:00 AM - Noon
MOMMY & ME at the MUSEUM
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

"At the Museum, I may see" picture book, stroller-friendly self-guided tour, and snacks. Tour starts at 10:00 AM. $5 adult, children free.
[more about Mommy & Me]

 


 

Thursday, August 10  |  2:00 PM - 4:00 PMJoin us for tea on the second Thursday of each month
TEA : AVIATION DURING WWI
Wood County Historical Center & Museum
Presented by Bill Hirzel, aviation enthusiast

[more info & RSVP]
RSVP and payment due Friday, August 4

 


 

Sunday, August 27  |  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
WOOD COUNTY LIVING HISTORY DAY
Oak Grove Cemetery, BGSU

FREE Family Event.
History comes alive as local residents portray citizens interred in Wood County Cemeteries.

[more about Living History]


 

National Endowment for the Arts
BLUE STAR MUSEUM

FREE ADMISSION to the Wood County Historical Museum between Memorial Day and Labor Day for active-duty military personnel and their families (this includes National Guard and Reserve).

More about the Blue Star Museum program

NOTE: The Museum will be closed on Memorial Day, Labor Day, and these select holidays.

 

SEPTEMBER
2017

MUSEUM OPEN
Monday-Friday:
10 am - 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday:
1 pm - 4 pm

The museum will be closed Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day.

 


OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS:

2017 Wood Co. Airport Air Fair

Black Swamp Arts Festival - Sept. 8-10

Harrison Rally Day
Downtown Perrysburg - Sept. 16

Tiffin Seneca County Heritage Festival - Sept. 15-17

Waterville Roche de Boeuf Festival - Sept. 23

STEM in the Park at BGSU (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) - Sept. 30

 

 

4-H Quilt Square Trail
WOOD COUNTY QUILT SQUARE TRAIL
On-going
Take a drive to witness 20 vibrant Quilt Squares peppered around Wood County. Brochures available at the Museum and the 4-H Office.

Blue Star Museums

National Endowment for the Arts
BLUE STAR MUSEUM

FREE ADMISSION between Memorial Day and Labor Day for active-duty military personnel and their families (includes National Guard and Reserve).

More about the Blue Star Museum program

NOTE: The Museum will be closed on Memorial Day, Labor Day, and these select holidays.

 


 

Wednesday, September 6  |  10:00 AM - Noon
MOMMY & ME at the MUSEUM
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

"At the Museum, I may see" picture book, stroller-friendly self-guided tour, and snacks. Tour starts at 10:00 AM. $5 adult, children free.
[more about Mommy & Me]

 

 


 

Wednesday, September 13   |  8:00 - 9:15 AM
BUSINESS, BRIEFING, & brew (BB&b)
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

Chamber investors are invited to tour the museum, network, and enjoy a great cup of coffee.
Sponsored by the BG Chamber of Commerce

 

 


 

Thursday, September 14  |  2:00 PM - 4:00 PMJoin us for tea on the second Thursday of each month
TEA : SHATTERED GLASS: BOMBING ON CHURCHES & CATHEDRALS
Wood County Historical Center & Museum
Presented by Andrea Killy-Knight, Bigelow Glass

[more info & RSVP]
RSVP and payment due Friday, Sept. 1

 

OCTOBER
2017

MUSEUM OPEN
Monday-Friday:
10 am - 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday:
1 pm - 4 pm

*Extended hours for special
FOLKLORE EVENTS

The museum will be closed Monday, October 9 in observance of Columbus Day.

 

 

BG Transit - public transportation

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS:

Applebutter Festival
October 9, Grand Rapids, OH

Pemberville Autumn Fest
& Harvest Gathering

Monclova Historical Foundation Halloween Bash

Fort Meigs : Garrison Ghost Walk at Fort Meigs

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS & HISTORICAL SOCITIES IN NORTHWEST OHIO

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS:

4-H Quilt Square Trail
WOOD COUNTY QUILT SQUARE TRAIL
On-going
Take a drive to witness the 20 vibrant Quilt Squares peppered around Wood County. Brochures available at the Museum and the 4-H Office.


SCARECROW CONTEST
Wood County Park District

Individuals and groups welcome. Enter your scarecrow in the annual contest and display at the Historical Center through the Folklore & Funfest event.

[Park District website]
[More Halloween Events]

SCARECROW MAKING WORKSHOP
FOLKORE CRAFT NIGHT
PUMPKIN CARVING WORKSHOP



 

October Weekends | 1-4 PM
CORN MAZE
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

[Corn Maze Details for visitors]
[How to be a Volunteer]
[More Halloween Events]
[Corn Maze Survey]

 


 

October TBA
CHRISTMAS DECORATORS MEETING
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

 


 

Wednesday, October 4  |  10:00 AM - Noon
MOMMY & ME at the MUSEUM
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

"At the Museum, I may see" picture book, stroller-friendly self-guided tour, and snacks. Tour starts at 10:00 AM. $5 adult, children free.
[More about Mommy & Me]



 

Wednesday, October 4  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
GERMAN-AMERICAN STORY SLAM
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

Listen or share your own German stories, and enjoy German food and fellowship $5 suggested donation. Presented by Dr. Geoff Howes & Michael McMaster.
[More about German-American Story Slam]

 


 

Thursday, October 12  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PMJoin us for tea on the second Thursday of each month
TEA : HOME FIRES BURNING: WWI FICTION
Wood County Historical Center & Museum
Presented by Michele Raine, Wood Co. District Public Library

[more info & RSVP]
RSVP and payment due Friday, October 6

 


Saturday, October 14  |  4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FOLKLORE & FUNFEST
Wood County Historical Center

FREE Family Event. Horse-drawn wagon rides, kid-friendly activities in Boo-ville, plus tricks and treats for all ages. Sponsored by the Wood County Park District

[ Funfest Details or volunteer! ]


 

Friday, October 27
Tours start at 7 PM, 8 PM, and 9 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT FOLKLORE TOUR
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

90-minute guided folklore tours of the former Wood County Infirmary (now the Historical Center & Museum)

Added features: New Historical Center CORN MAZE and visit with 1860s-era costumed interpreters at the Log Cabin before or after your tour.
[ Tour Details • RSVP • Volunteer!]


NOVEMBER
2017

MUSEUM OPEN
Monday-Friday:
10 am - 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday:
1 pm - 4 pm

The museum will be closed Friday, November 1- in observance of Veterans' Day.

The museum will be closed November 23 & 24 in observance of Thanksgiving.

 

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

Historical Construction Equipment Association
2017 International Convention
Nov. 3-5

Wood Co. Library Tree Lighting - November 17

Bowling Green Holiday Parade - November 18

 


Wednesday, November 1  |  10:00 AM - Noon
MOMMY & ME at the MUSEUM
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

"At the Museum, I may see" picture book, stroller-friendly self-guided tour, and snacks. Tour starts at 10:00 AM. $5 adult, children free.
[more about Mommy & Me]

 


 

Saturday, November 4 (tentative)  |  Time 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
WOOD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL ELECTION & MEMBERSHIP BRUNCH
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

Enjoy brunch, a special program, and the annual election for the Society Board of Directors.
[more] [take follow-up survey]

 


 

Thursday, November 9  |  2:00 PM - 4:00 PMJoin us for tea on the second Thursday of each month
TEA : MARGARET LEHMAN AND JOURNALISM OF WWI
Wood County Historical Center & Museum
Presented by retired journalist Hal Brown

[more info & RSVP]
RSVP and payment due Friday, Nov, 3


 

Saturday, November 18  |  Time 10:00 AM - Noon
Wood Co. Historical Society's "CHUCK THE FIRETRUCK"
Bowling Green Holiday Parade, Downtown BG

Chuck the Firetruck, BG Holiday Parade

 

DECEMBER
2017

MUSEUM OPEN
December 2-16

Monday-Friday:
10 am - 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday:
1 pm - 4 pm

The museum will be closed December 17 - January 31, 2017

 

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS:

Hancock Historical Museum

Monroe County Christmas Tree Festival

Monclova Historical Foundation Community Christmas

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS & HISTORICAL SOCITIES IN NORTHWEST OHIO

 

 

 

 

BG Transit - public transportation

 

 

December 2 - 16
OLD HOME HOLIDAY TOUR
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

Self-guided tours plus special events on weekends: Santa • Toy Trains • Kids Crafts • Live Music

[More about Holiday Tour]

Christmas Decorators Welcome!
[download PDF application here]
[Decorators Meeting]

 


 

December 2-3
CIVIL WAR WEEKEND AT THE LOG CABIN
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

Stop by to visit with Civil War costumed interpreters at the Log Cabin.
[more Demonstration days]

 


 

Wednesday, December 6  |  10:00 AM - Noon
MOMMY & ME at the MUSEUM
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

"At the Museum, I may see" picture book, stroller-friendly self-guided tour, and snacks. Tour starts at 10:00 AM. $5 adult, children free.
[more about Mommy & Me]

 


 

Thursday, December 7 
2:00 PM - 4:00 PMJoin us for tea on the second Thursday of each month

TEA : MUSIC ON THE HOMEFRONT
Wood County Historical Center & Museum
Presented by Tiffany Knoell, Instructor of Popular Culture at BGSU

[more info & RSVP]
RSVP and payment due Friday, December 1

 


Join us for tea on the second Thursday of each monthJoin us for tea on the second Thursday of each month
Thursday, December 14
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
TEA : CHRISTMAS COLLECTIONS
Wood County Historical Center & Museum
Presented by Michael McMaster, Wood Co. Historical Museum

[more info & RSVP]
RSVP and payment due Friday, Dece,ber 8

2018 SEASON

 

OPENING FEBRUARY 1, 2018

WOOD COUNTY'S LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES
2018 Leisure Time Activities Exhibit
The Wood County Historical Society will explore the leisurely side of Wood County life with a variety of exhibits and events during the 2018 season.

 

 

 


Who Do I Contact about Events or Marketing?
Kelli Kling
Kelli Kling
Marketing & Events Coordinator
Wood County Historical Center & Museum
13660 County Home Road
Bowling Green, OH 43402
419-352-0967
museum@woodcountyhistory.org

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