2019 Calendar

January

2019 * Museum closed * Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM

     

  • January
  • WCHS BOARD & STAFF RETREAT

February

2019 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM & weekends 1-4 | Closed February 18 for President's Day

  • Friday, February 1
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Free Museum Admission (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) | 2019 feature exhibit: For Comfort & Convenience
  • Sponsored by the BG Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Friday, February 22
  • EXHIBIT GRAND OPENING and PHOTOGRAPHER MEET & GREET
  • Meet Jeffrey Hall, the photographer for the 2019 feature exhibit For Comfort & Convenience, and hear his stories about photographing poor farm sites through 88 Ohio counties. Official ribbon cutting at 4:45 PM. Reception with light refreshments and self-guided tours 5:00 - 8:00 PM. Jeffrey Hall remarks at 6:00 PM.
  • OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS:
  • BG WINTERFEST CHILLABRATION - FEBRUARY 8 & 9. Events throughout BG & BGSU • Winter Market • Live Music • Craft Beer & Wines
  • WINTER IN THE OLD NORTHWEST - FEBRUARY 16. Experience 1790s-1812 history in Northwest Ohio as re-enactors bring stories to life at William Harrison Park. This program is through the Wood County Park District, Pemberville Historical Society, 1st Sub-legion of the United States, and Henry County Historical Society.
  • Community events at GoBGOhio.com

March

2019 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM & weekends 1-4

  • Friday, March 1
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Free Museum Admission (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) | 2019 feature exhibit: For Comfort & Convenience
  • Sponsored by the BG Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Saturday, March 2 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • DEMONSTRATION DAY: Bacon & Sausage Curing Demo [more]
  • Free Event | Free Museum Admission (1:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
  • Sponsored by the Northwestern Ohio Tractor Pulling Association

April

2019 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM & weekends 1-4 | Closed April 21 (Easter)

  • Friday, April 5
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Free Museum Admission (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) | 2019 feature exhibit: For Comfort & Convenience
  • Sponsored by the BG Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Saturday, April 6 | 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 11 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • TEA & TALK : MIGHTY MANAGERS: A Super Family Story
  • Wood County Historical Museum | RSVP TODAY
  • Reservations and payment due Friday, April 5
  • Saturday, April 13 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • ARTISTS VS. HUNGER: Empty Soup Bowl Fundraiser for Brown Bag Food Project
  • Wood County Historical Museum | TICKET DETAILS on FaceBook
  • Receive a handmade ceramic bowl made by BGSU Ceramics Department with $15 donation to Brown Bag Food Project. Free soup and admission to the Museum. A portion of any gift shop proceeds will also be donated to the Brown Bag Food Project.
  • Read more about it: BG Independent Media or watch this segment on WTOL Channel 11

May

2019 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM & weekends 1-4 | Closed May 27 (Memorial Day)

  • Friday, May 3
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Free Museum Admission (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) | 2019 feature exhibit: For Comfort & Convenience
  • Sponsored by the BG Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Thursday, May 9 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • TEA & TALK : PALACE IN KNOX COUNTY
  • Wood County Historical Museum | RSVP TODAY
  • Reservations and payment due Friday, May 3
  • Sponsored by Edwin & Irma Wolf
  • MUSEUM PROMOTIONS:
  • BLUE STAR MUSEUM The 2019 Blue Star Museums program will begin on Saturday, May 18 (Armed Forces Day) and end on Sunday, September 1, 2019 (The museum is closed on Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day) and Monday, September 2 (Labor Day). FREE ADMISSION for active-duty military personnel and their families (includes National Guard and Reserve).
  • THIS PLACE MATTERS! Thursday, May 16, 5:30 PM. Join us for a group photo at the Wood County Historical Museum and tell the world that THIS PLACE MATTERS! [details & photo gallery]

June

2019 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM & weekends 1-4

  • Saturday, June 1 | 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
  • Friday, June 7
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Free Museum Admission (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) | 2019 feature exhibit: For Comfort & Convenience
  • Sponsored by the BG Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Saturday, June 8 (10 AM - 5 PM) & Sunday, June 9 (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
  • Tuesday, June 11 | 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 13 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • TEA & TALK : THE EARLIEST AT RISK
  • Wood County Historical Museum | RSVP TODAY
  • Reservations and payment due Friday, June 8
  • Sponsored by Edwin & Irma Wolf
  • June 16 - August 11
  • JACOB A. RIIS: HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES
  • National Endowment for the Humanities traveling exhibit
  • Opening reception Wednesday, June 26, 4:30 - 6:00 PM
  • Exhibit Info | Invitation | Press Release
  • Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and Edwin & Irma Wolf
  • 2:00 PM Saturday, June 22 - 2:00 PM Sunday, June 23
  • 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:
  • BLUE STAR MUSEUM The 2019 Blue Star Museums program will begin on Saturday, May 18 (Armed Forces Day) and end on Sunday, September 1, 2019 (The museum is closed on Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day) and Monday, September 2 (Labor Day). FREE ADMISSION for active-duty military personnel and their families (includes National Guard and Reserve).

July

2019 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM & weekends 1-4 | Closed Thursday, July 4 (Independence Day)

  • Friday, July 5
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Free Museum Admission (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) | 2019 feature exhibit: For Comfort & Convenience
  • Sponsored by the BG Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Thursday, July 11 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • TEA & TALK : ASHTABULA COUNTY INFIRMARY: Through Tragedy and Triumph
  • Wood County Historical Museum | RSVP TODAY
  • Reservations and payment due Friday, July 5
  • Sponsored by the Nancy Buchanan Memorial
  • Saturday, July 27 | 1:00 - 4:00 PM
  • DEMONSTRATION DAY: Photography Enthusiasts [Demo Days | FLYER]
  • Free Event | Free Museum Admission (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
  • Sponsored by the Northwestern Ohio Tractor Pulling Association
  • MUSEUM PROMOTIONS:
  • BLUE STAR MUSEUM The 2019 Blue Star Museums program will begin on Saturday, May 18 (Armed Forces Day) and end on Sunday, September 1, 2019 (The museum is closed on Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day) and Monday, September 2 (Labor Day). FREE ADMISSION for active-duty military personnel and their families (includes National Guard and Reserve).
  • July 29 - August 5
  • WOOD COUNTY FAIR
  • Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd, BG
  • Visit the Historical Society & Genealogy displays inside the Fine Arts Building
  • If you would like to represent the Historical Society at our Fair Booth at the Fine Arts Building, please sign up online HERE!
    You can pick up your fair ticket and volunteer packet at the museum starting in mid-July.

August

2019 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM & weekends 1-4

  • Friday, August 2
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Free Museum Admission (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) | 2019 feature exhibit: For Comfort & Convenience
  • Sponsored by the BG Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • July 29 - August 5
  • WOOD COUNTY FAIR
  • Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd, BG
  • Visit the Historical Society & Genealogy displays inside the Fine Arts Building
  • If you would like to represent the Historical Society at our Fair Booth at the Fine Arts Building, please sign up online HERE!
    You can pick up your fair ticket and volunteer packet at the museum starting in mid-July.
  • Thursday, August 8 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • TEA & TALK : COMFORT IN INDIANA
  • Wood County Historical Museum | RSVP TODAY
  • Reservations and payment due Friday, August 2
  • In memory of Florence Ennis & Nancy Hammon
  • Wednesday, August 14 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • VOICES FROM WOOD COUNTY'S PAST [more] | flyer
  • Way Public Library, Perrysburg
  • FREE Event
  • This "sneak-peek" performance of the annual Living History Day program (August 25) recognizes those buried at the Wood County Paupers' Cemetery with first-person interpretations
  • Sunday, August 25 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • WOOD COUNTY LIVING HISTORY DAY [more] | flyer
  • Wood County Historical Center Paupers' Cemetery
  • FREE Family Event
  • First-person interpretations of those buried in the Wood County Paupers' Cemetery
  • Sponsored by the BG Kiwanis

September

2019 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM & weekends 1-4 | Closed Monday, September 2 (Labor Day)

  • Friday, September 6
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Free Museum Admission (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) | 2019 feature exhibit: For Comfort & Convenience
  • Sponsored by the BG Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Thursday, September 12 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • TEA & TALK : URBAN WELFARE IN SUMMIT COUNTY
  • Wood County Historical Museum | RSVP TODAY
  • Reservations and payment due Friday, September 6
  • Sponsored by Lynn & Betty Wineland
  • MUSEUM PROMOTIONS:
  • BLUE STAR MUSEUM The 2019 Blue Star Museums program will begin on Saturday, May 18 (Armed Forces Day) and end on Sunday, September 1, 2019 (The museum is closed on Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day) and Monday, September 2 (Labor Day). FREE ADMISSION for active-duty military personnel and their families (includes National Guard and Reserve).
  • Smithsonian Museum Day - Saturday, September 21 - Free admission to the Wood County Historical Museum and many other museums and cultural institutions around the nation.

October

2019 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM & weekends 1-4 | Closed Monday, October 14 (Columbus Day)

  • Wednesday, October 2 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • GERMAN-AMERICAN DAY: Du lieber Gott! German-American Religious Customs [more]
  • Wood County Historical Center & Museum
  • Sponsored by ALDI. With support from BGSU and the Wood County Historical Society.
  • Friday, October 4
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Free Museum Admission (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) | 2019 feature exhibit: For Comfort & Convenience
  • Sponsored by the BG Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Saturday, October 4 | 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, October 10 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • TEA & TALK : COUNTY HOMES IN THE PUBLIC IMAGINATION
  • Wood County Historical Museum | RSVP TODAY
  • Reservations and payment due Friday, October 4
  • Sponsored by First Federal
  • Saturday, October 19 | 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • FOLKLORE & FUNFEST - Details & more Folklore Events
  • Wood County Historical Museum | FREE Family Event
  • Folklore & Funfest sponsored by the Wood County Park District
  • Demonstration Day sponsored by the Northwestern Ohio Tractor Pulling Association
  • Friday, October 25 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • FRIDAY NIGHT FOLKLORE TRICK, TREAT & TOUR | Details & more Folklore Events
  • Wood County Historical Center & Museum
  • MUSEUM PROMOTIONS:

November

2019 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM & weekends 1-4 | Closed November 11 (Veteran's Day) & November 28 & 29 (Thanksgiving)

  • Friday, November 1
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Free Museum Admission (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) | 2019 feature exhibit: For Comfort & Convenience
  • Sponsored by the BG Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Saturday, November 9 | 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • WOOD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL ELECTION & MEMBERSHIP BRUNCH [more]
  • Wood County Historical Museum
  • Enjoy brunch, a special program, and the annual election for the Society Board of Directors.
  • Thursday, November 14 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • TEA & TALK : A GLOBAL CONVERSATION
  • Wood County Historical Museum | RSVP TODAY
  • Reservations and payment due Friday, November 8
  • Sponsored by Lubrizol
  • Saturday, November 23 | 9:50 AM - Noon
  • SEE CHUCK THE FIRE TRUCK!
  • Bowling Green Holiday Parade
  • Thanks to Tom Pendleton and the Voices of Harmony Barbershop Quartet.
  • Details from the BG Chamber of Commerce
  • November 28 & 29
  • The Museum and Gift Shop will be closed for Thanksgiving
  • Saturday November 30 & Sunday, December 1
  • 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

2019 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM & weekends 1-4 | Closed December 24 & 25 (Christmas) and December 31 (New Years Eve)

  • Sunday, December 1 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • MUSEUM STORE SUNDAY
  • Shop local at the Museum Gift Shop for unique holiday items from community merchants and artisans. Special promotions.
  • Thursday, December 5 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • TEA & TALK : FOR COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
  • Wood County Historical Museum | RSVP TODAY
  • Reservations and payment due Friday, November 29
  • Friday, December 6
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Free Museum Admission (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) | 2019 feature exhibit: For Comfort & Convenience
  • Sponsored by the BG Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Saturday, December 7 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • DEMONSTRATION DAY: 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
  • Thursday, December 12 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • TEA & TALK : RUTHERFORD & LUCY FOR PEOPLE IN NEED
  • Wood County Historical Museum | RSVP TODAY
  • Reservations and payment due Friday, December 6
  • Saturday, December 14 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • GALA FUNDRAISER
  • Wood County Historical Museum
  • Enjoy a festive gala fundraiser with hors d'oeuvres, cocktails & mocktails, and entertainment. Museum exhibits included with ticket price.

2020

  • Stay tuned for details on how Wood County celebrates it's bicentennial.