2018 Calendar

January

2018 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM | Closed weekends, January 1, & January 15

     

  • Saturday, January 13 | 10 AM - Noon
  • WCHS BOARD & STAFF RETREAT

February

2018 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM & weekends 1-4 | Closed February 19

  • Friday, February 2
  • FURLOUGH FRIDAY
  • Free Museum Admission (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) to WWI in Wood County exhibit
  • Sponsored by the BG Convention & Visitors Bureau

March

2018 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM & weekends 1-4

  • Friday, March 2
  • FURLOUGH FRIDAY
  • Free Museum Admission (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM) to WWI in Wood County exhibit
  • Sponsored by the BG Convention & Visitors Bureau

April

2018 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM & weekends 1-4 | Closed April 1

  • Friday, April 6
  • FURLOUGH FRIDAY
  • Free Museum Admission (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) to WWI in Wood County exhibit
  • Sponsored by the BG Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Saturday, April 7 | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • DEMONSTRATION DAY: Blacksmith Open Forge [more]
  • Free Event | Free Museum Admission (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
  • Sponsored by the Northwestern Ohio Tractor Pulling Association
  • Thursday, April 12 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • TEA & TALK : TRIVIAL PURSUITS & PARTY GAMES
  • Wood County Historical Museum | RSVP TODAY
  • Reservations and payment due Friday, April 6

May

2018 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM & weekends 1-4 | Closed May 28

  • Saturday, May 5 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • DEMONSTRATION DAY: Log Cabin Spring Renewal [more]
  • Free Event | Free Museum Admission
  • Sponsored by the Northwestern Ohio Tractor Pulling Association
  • Thursday, May 10 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • TEA & TALK : THE 'REAL' RETURN TO NORMALCY
  • Wood County Historical Museum | RSVP TODAY
  • Reservations and payment due Friday, May 4
  • Saturday, May 12 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • INTRODUCTION TO COLLECTIONS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
  • Wood County Historical Museum | $20/organization (no limit on number of participants)
  • This workshop is for organizations that are just starting out with care of their collections, want additional training, or wish to reinforce/refresh their current knowledge on the basic, best practices of stewardship of collections.
  • Regestration and Workshop Details

    Presented by Samantha Chase & Sara Fisher, AmeriCorps-Ohio History Service Corps

  • Thursday, May 17 | 5:30 -6:00 PM
  • THIS PLACE MATTERS
  • Paupers' Cemetery at the Wood County Historical Center
  • Join us for a brief photo opp to show that #ThisPlaceMatters!
  • MUSEUM PROMOTIONS:
  • FURLOUGH FRIDAYS - Free Museum Admission Friday, May 4 (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) to the WWI in Wood County exhibit. Sponsored by the BG Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • BLUE STAR MUSEUM - Memorial Day - Labor Day. FREE ADMISSION for active-duty military personnel and their families (includes National Guard and Reserve)

June

2018 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM & weekends 1-4

  • Saturday, June 2 | 10 AM - 12 Noon
  • BUSINESS IN BOOM TOWN - DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR
  • Carter House | 307 N. Church St. BG (behind Wood Co. Library)
  • Take a historic walking tour of Downtown Bowling Green led by Local History Specialist Marnie Pratt and the Historical Museum's Director Kelli Kling. Registration required by calling the Library at 419-352-5104 x220. Light refreshments served at the Carter House following the tour.
  • Library Calendar | Facebook Photos
  • Saturday, June 9 (10 AM - 5 PM) & Sunday, June 10 (10 AM - 3 PM)
  • DEMONSTRATION DAY: Power of Yesteryear Farm & Tractor Show [more]
  • Free Event | Free Museum Admission (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
  • Farm-themed demos, tractor display, oil derrick, kiddie pedal pull, 1920s Leisure-time camping demo
  • Sponsored by the Northwestern Ohio Tractor Pulling Association
  • Tuesday, June 12 | 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • WOOD COUNTY EMPLOYEE PICNIC & SAFETY FAIR
  • Wood County Historical Center Front Lawn
  • Meet your fellow county agencies and get some ice cream dished out by our County officials.
  • Rain location: Courthouse Atrium.
  • Thursday, June 14 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • TEA & TALK : BOOGIE WOOGIE, WHANGDOODLE: The Birth of Popular Music
  • Wood County Historical Museum | RSVP TODAY
  • Reservations and payment due Friday, June 8
  • 2:00 PM Saturday, June 23 - 2:00 PM Sunday, June 24
  • DEMONSTRATION DAY: Amateur Radio Field Day [more]
  • Free Event | Free Museum Admission (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
  • Sponsored by the Northwestern Ohio Tractor Pulling Association
  • MUSEUM PROMOTIONS:
  • FURLOUGH FRIDAYS - Free Museum Admission Friday, June 1 (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) to the WWI in Wood County exhibit. Sponsored by the BG Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • BLUE STAR MUSEUM - Memorial Day - Labor Day. FREE ADMISSION for active-duty military personnel and their families (includes National Guard and Reserve)

July

2018 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM & weekends 1-4 | Closed Wednesday, July 4

  • Thursday, July 12 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • TEA & TALK : THE GOLDEN AGE OF RADIO: Transmission of Fun
  • Wood County Historical Museum | RSVP TODAY
  • Reservations and payment due Friday, July 6
  • MUSEUM PROMOTIONS:
  • FURLOUGH FRIDAYS - Free Museum Admission Friday, July 6 (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) to the WWI in Wood County exhibit. Sponsored by the BG Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • BLUE STAR MUSEUM - Memorial Day - Labor Day. FREE ADMISSION for active-duty military personnel and their families (includes National Guard and Reserve)

August

2018 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM & weekends 1-4

  • July 30 - August 6
  • WOOD COUNTY FAIR
  • Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd, BG
  • GRANGE BUILDING: Historical Society & Genealogy booths
  • THE GROVE: Thursday, August 2 - Best of Living History at 4 PM
  • Monday, August 6 | 7:00 PM
  • LIVING HISTORY PREVIEW at Way Public Library
  • Way Public Library, 101 E Indiana Ave, Perrysburg, OH 43551 | FREE PROGRAM
  • Enjoy a sneak-peek first-person interpretation of the annual Living History Day
  • Michele Raine will portray Georgia Waugh, leader of the local Kitchen Kazoo orchestra
  • Local musician Cleve Patten will portray local musician Raymond George, conductor of the First Methodist Church orchestra and a member of the Bowling Green Military Band.
  • Thursday, August 9 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • TEA & TALK : ARE YOU FEELING LUCKY? Advertising and Cigarette Culture
  • Wood County Historical Museum | RSVP TODAY
  • Reservations and payment due Friday, August 3
  • Sunday, August 26 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • WOOD COUNTY LIVING HISTORY DAY [more]
  • Oak Grove Cemetery, BGSU
  • FREE Family Event
  • Leisure time in Wood County through first-person interpretations of Wood Countians.

September

2018 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM & weekends 1-4 | Closed Monday, September 3

  • Thursday, September 13 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • TEA & TALK : GO, GO, TIN LIZZIE: The Speed of Driving Culture
  • Wood County Historical Museum | RSVP TODAY
  • Reservations and payment due Friday, September 7

October

2018 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM & weekends 1-4 | Closed Monday, October 8

  • Wednesday, October 3 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • GERMAN-AMERICAN DAY STORY SLAM: German-Americans after the Armistice in 1918 [more]
  • Wood County Historical Center & Museum
  • Thursday, October 11 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • TEA & TALK : THE SHOW MUST (AND DID!) GO ON: Popular Theatre During the Interwar Years
  • Wood County Historical Museum | RSVP TODAY
  • Reservations and payment due Friday, October 11
  • Saturday, October 20 | 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • FOLKLORE & FUNFEST - Details & more Folklore Events
  • Wood County Historical Museum | FREE Family Event
  • Sponsored by the Wood County Park District
  • Friday, October 26 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • FRIDAY NIGHT FOLKLORE TRICK, TREAT & TOUR | Details & more Folklore Events
  • Wood County Historical Center & Museum
  • Saturday, October 27 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • DEMONSTRATION DAY: Log Cabin Folklore | Details & more Folklore Events
  • Free Event | Free Museum Admission
  • Brothers Grimm tales around the fire
  • Sponsored by the Northwestern Ohio Tractor Pulling Association
  • Tuesday, October 30 | 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • WAR OF THE WORLDS | Details & more Folklore Events
  • $10 admission | $5 for WCHS Members
  • Witness a reenactment of the infamous radio drama on its 80th anniversary
  • Sponsored by Habitec Security
  • MUSEUM PROMOTIONS:
  • FURLOUGH FRIDAYS - Free Museum Admission Friday, October 5 (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) to the WWI in Wood County exhibit. Sponsored by the BG Convention & Visitors Bureau

November

2018 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM & weekends 1-4 | Closed Monday, November 12 & Thursday, November 22

  • Thursday, November 8 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • TEA & TALK : THE ART OF CONTRACT BRIDGE
  • Wood County Historical Museum | RSVP TODAY
  • Reservations and payment due Friday, November 2
  • Saturday, November 10 | 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • WOOD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL ELECTION & MEMBERSHIP BRUNCH [more]
  • Wood County Historical Museum
  • Enjoy brunch, a special Armistice program, and the annual election for the Society Board of Directors.
  • Saturday, November 10 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • DEMONSTRATION DAY: Leisure on the Lawn [more]
  • Free Event | Free Museum Admission
  • 1920s leisure-time camping demo
  • Sponsored by the Northwestern Ohio Tractor Pulling Association
  • November 23 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Museum and Gift Shop open for BLACK FRIDAY
  • MUSEUM PROMOTIONS:
  • FURLOUGH FRIDAYS - Free Museum Admission Friday, November 2 (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) to the WWI in Wood County exhibit. Sponsored by the BG Convention & Visitors Bureau

December

2018 * Closed December 2 - 31

  • Saturday, December 1 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • DEMONSTRATION DAY: German Christmas in the Log Cabin [more]
  • Free Event | Free Museum Admission | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Sponsored by the Northwestern Ohio Tractor Pulling Association
  • Saturday, December 1 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Holiday Gala Fundraiser: Leisure Time of the 1920s [more]
  • Wood County Historical Museum
  • Celebrate the end of WWI with this annual holiday fundraiser. Heavy appetizers, cocktails, raffle prizes, and live entertainment.
  • Thursday, December 6 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • TEA & TALK : THE PLEASURES OF THE JOURNEY: Passenger Ships Sailing the Great Lakes
  • Wood County Historical Museum | RSVP TODAY
  • Reservations and payment due Friday, November 30
  • Thursday, December 13 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • TEA & TALK : COCO TO DECO: Fashions of the 1920s & 1930s
  • Wood County Historical Museum | RSVP TODAY
  • Reservations and payment due Friday, December 7

2019

Poor Farms of Ohio

A photography exhibit opening February 1, 2019
  • “HOME” can be interpreted in many different ways, but “home” is more than a place, it’s a feeling.
  • 2019 marks the Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the opening of the Wood County Poor Farm, now the Wood County Historical Center & Museum. To commemorate this anniversary, the Museum is collaborating with Jeffrey Hall, a Senior Lecturer in photography at Bowling Green State University, to create an exhibit about the “home” of the less fortunate - 120 photographs documenting the remnants of 88 poor farm sites in the state of Ohio. [more]
  • June 16 - August 11, 2019: Jacob Riis: How the Other Half Lives [more]
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  • Post and find images on social media: #WoodCountyPoorFarms #OhioPoorFarms