2020 Museum Calendar



January

2020 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM (closed weekends in January)
The Museum is closed January 1 for New Years and January 20 in observance of MLK Day

  • January 3 | 10 AM - 4 PM
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Free museum admission on the first Friday of each month
  • Sponsored by the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau

February

2020 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM, weekends 1-4 PM
The Museum is closed February 17 in observance of President's Day

  • Saturday, February 1 | 1 PM - 4 PM
  • PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT: UTOPIA by Taylor Houpt

  • February 7 | 10 AM - 4 PM
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Free museum admission on the first Friday of each month
  • Sponsored by the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • February 21 | 4 PM - 7 PM
  • UTOPIA EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION
  • Free Museum Admission 4-7 | Ribbon Cutting 4:00 | Artist Remarks 5:30 - 6:00 PM

March

CLOSED due to COVID-19

  • March 6 | 10 AM - 4 PM
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Free museum admission on the first Friday of each month
  • Sponsored by the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • HERE'S TO YOUR HEALTH! Historical Program & Whiskey
  • PROGRAM MOVED TO SEPTEMBER 23 | Direct Questions to 419-352-0967 or marketing@woodcountyhistory.org

April

CLOSED due to COVID-19

  • April 3 | 10 AM - 4 PM
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Sponsored by the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • MUSEUM CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

  • APRIL 8 BREAKFAST, BRIEFING & BREW: Coffee & Museum Tour
  • CANCELED

  • April 9 | 2 PM - 4 PM
  • APRIL TEA & TALK SERIES: Finding Your Roots: WHOSE HISTORY IS IT?
  • PROGRAM MOVED TO APRIL 8, 2021 | Direct Questions to 419-352-0967 or marketing@woodcountyhistory.org | PROGRAM DETAILS

May

CLOSED due to COVID-19

  • May 1 | 10 AM - 4 PM
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Sponsored by the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • MUSEUM CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

  • May 14 | 2 PM - 4 PM
  • Tea & Talk Series: WHIMSIES & WHIRLIGIGS in the WOOD COUNTY ARCHIVES
  • PROGRAM MOVED TO MAY 13, 2021 | Direct Questions to 419-352-0967 or marketing@woodcountyhistory.org | PROGRAM DETAILS

  • NEW DATE TBA
  • “THIS PLACE MATTERS” Community Photo
  • Join us for our annual "this place matters" photo in support of your local preservation efforts

June

CLOSED due to COVID-19

  • June 5 | 10 AM - 4 PM
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Sponsored by the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • MUSEUM CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

  • June 6 | 10 AM - Noon
  • WOOD COUNTY BICENTENNIAL WALKING TOUR
  • THIS TOUR HAS BEEN CANCELED

  • June 9 | 10:30 AM - 2 PM
  • WOOD COUNTY EMPLOYEE PICNIC & SAFETY FAIR
  • THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED

  • June 11 | 2 PM - 4 PM
  • Tea & Talk Series: MURDER & MAYHEM IN WOOD COUNTY
  • PROGRAM MOVED TO JUNE 10, 2021 | Direct Questions to 419-352-0967 or marketing@woodcountyhistory.org | PROGRAM DETAILS

July

2020 * The Museum & Gift Shop will re-open Monday, July 6. Regular hours weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM, weekends 1-4 PM

  • July 10 | 10 AM - 4 PM
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Free museum admission on the first Friday of each month (or whichever Friday we choose!)
  • Sponsored by the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • July 9 | 2 PM - 4 PM
  • Tea & Talk Series: CAMP FIRE GIRLS CALL TO WORK & BEAUTY
  • PROGRAM MOVED TO JULY 8, 2021 | Direct Questions to 419-352-0967 or marketing@woodcountyhistory.org | PROGRAM DETAILS

August

2020 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM, weekends 1-4 PM

  • August 3 - 10
  • WOOD COUNTY FAIR
  • Due to COVID-19, the Historical Society and Genealogy Society will not be participating in the 2020 Fair, but we hope to see you in 2021 in our new spot inside the Fine Arts Building.

  • August 7 | 10 AM - 4 PM
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Free museum admission on the first Friday of each month.
  • Sponsored by the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • August 13 | 2 PM - 4 PM
  • Tea & Talk Series: DUKE LABEY - IT'S FUN TO BE FOOLED
  • PROGRAM MOVED TO AUGUST 12, 2021 | Direct Questions to 419-352-0967 or marketing@woodcountyhistory.org | PROGRAM DETAILS

  • August 23 | 2 PM - 4 PM
  • WOOD COUNTY LIVING HISTORY DAY
  • Free program at the Wood County Historical Center on Wood County's Firsts to celebrate the Wood County Bicentennial.

September

2020 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM, weekends 1-4 PM
The Museum is closed September 7 in observance of Labor Day

  • September 4 | 10 AM - 4 PM
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Free museum admission on the first Friday of each month.
  • Sponsored by the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • September 10 | 2 PM - 4 PM
  • Tea & Talk Series: RECONCILING THE CIVIL WAR
  • PROGRAM MOVED TO SEPTEMBER 9, 2021 | Direct Questions to 419-352-0967 or marketing@woodcountyhistory.org | PROGRAM DETAILS

  • September 11-20
  • OHIO OPEN DOORS
  • Discover Ohio’s amazing heritage as historic buildings and landmarks across our state open their doors virtually to you for special tours and events during Ohio Open Doors, Fri., Sept. 11–Sun., Sept. 20, 2020.
    • September 20
    • Smithsonian Museum Day
    • Free museum admission for institutions across the country.

    • September 23 (new date) | 7-9 PM
    • HERE'S TO YOUR HEALTH! Historical Program & Whiskey Tasting with Elliot MacFarlane
    • Local historian, Elliot MacFarlane, pairs a fascinating talk about Wood County's history and how whiskey, whisky, and other spirits hold a lot of details about our county's DNA. Program includes a tasting of five selected whiskeys (or whiskys), snacks, and a self-guided museum tour. Must be age 21 or over to participate in the tasting. Tickets are $40 and seating is limited.
      RSVP to 419-352-0967 or marketing@woodcountyhistory.org

October

2020 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM, weekends 1-4 PM
The Museum is closed October 12 in observance of Columbus Day

  • October 1 | 3 - 6 PM
  • EXHIBIT: THE MARY & CARL BACH STORY
  • Join the museum and local domestic violence prevention partners as we provide a new perspective and interpretation of Mary’s murder, Carl’s trial, and the most unique set of objects in the museum’s collection. Ribbon-cutting and remarks at 4 PM.

  • October 2 | 10 AM - 4 PM
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Free museum admission on the first Friday of each month.
  • Sponsored by the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • October 7 | 7 PM - 9 PM
  • GERMAN-AMERICAN DAY: How Deutsch is your DNA?
  • If you've had your DNA tested, how did the results affect your sense of identity? Audience Participation. RSVP today - seating is limited. [more]

  • October 8 | 2 PM - 4 PM
  • Tea & Talk Series: ROLLIN' WITH JESUS
  • PROGRAM MOVED TO OCTOBER 14, 2021 | Direct Questions to 419-352-0967 or marketing@woodcountyhistory.org | PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Friday, October 23 | 7 PM - 10 PM
  • FRIDAY NIGHT FOLKLORE TOUR
  • CANCELED FOR 2020

November

2020 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM, weekends 1-4 PM
The Museum is closed November 26 & 27 in observance of Thanksgiving

  • November 6 | 10 AM - 4 PM
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Free museum admission on the first Friday of each month.
  • Sponsored by the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • November 12 | 2 PM - 4 PM
  • Tea & Talk Series: PEANUT BUTTER & MARMALADE
  • PROGRAM MOVED TO NOVEMBER 18, 2021 | Direct Questions to 419-352-0967 or marketing@woodcountyhistory.org | PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Saturday November 28 & Sunday, December 29
  • SHOP SMALL SATURDAY and MUSEUM STORE SUNDAY
  • Shop the unique museum gift shop to support local as you start to tackle that holiday shopping list. See new products and specials.

December

2020 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM, weekends 1-4 PM
The Museum is closed December 24 - 31 in observance of Christmas & New Years

  • December 3 | 2 PM - 4 PM
  • Tea & Talk Series: LETTERS FROM EUROPE
  • PROGRAM MOVED TO DECEMBER 2, 2021 | Direct Questions to 419-352-0967 or marketing@woodcountyhistory.org | PROGRAM DETAILS

  • December 4 | 10 AM - 4 PM
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Free museum admission on the first Friday of each month. Sponsored by the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau.

  • December 10 | 2 PM - 4 PM
  • Tea & Talk Series: SPORTY, SPICE, & EVERYTHING NICE
  • PROGRAM MOVED TO DECEMBER 9, 2021 | Direct Questions to 419-352-0967 or marketing@woodcountyhistory.org | PROGRAM DETAILS