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Events at the Wood County Historical Museum
UPCOMING EVENTS skip to JANUARY
JANUARY
2014

WOOD CO HISTORICAL SOCIETY BOARD RETREAT
Saturday, January 4

DECORATOR TEAR-DOWN
Friday, January 10: 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday, January 11: 12 noon - 5 pm
Monday, January 13 - Thursday, January 16: 10 am - 5 pm

MUSEUM CLOSED UNTIL APRIL
The Museum will be closed until the Spring Opening on April 6 as we prepare exhibits for our 2014 season. For Museum business and meeting room rentals, please call ahead for an appointment, 419-352-0967.

FEBRUARY
2014

BUYING LOCAL - Wood County Display at Ohio Statehouse [more]
Now through Spring, 2014

MARCH
2014

BUYING LOCAL - Wood County Display at Ohio Statehouse [more]
Now through Spring, 2014

APRIL
2014

Wood County, Ohio
SPIRIT of WOOD COUNTY AWARD NOMINATIONS

[PDF Nomination Form]
Due June 30, 2014
Awards held at Wood County Harvest Festival, September 20, 2014

SPRING OPENER [more]
Saturday, April 5, 2014
   • Northwest Ohio Blacksmith Demos: 10 am - 1 pm
   • Museum open for tours 1 - 4 pm

   • Log Cabin Grand Opening 1-4 featuring fiber arts and historic demonstrations
   • Oil Derrick demo 1-4
   • Squares on the Move: Quilt Exhibit and 4-H Quilt Trail [more]
   • New Museum Exhibits and Pest House open
   • Story Walk® featuring "Warm as Wool" by Scott Russell Sanders

Quilting Events at the Wood Co. Historical Museum [more]
Special Quilt Exhibit April 5 - May 11, Museum Gallery
Quilt Exhibit April 26, Busy Thimble, in conjunction with Bowling Green Art Walk

I Love the 80s FundraiserI LOVE THE 80S FUNDRAISER [more]
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Stones Throw Irish Pub Hump Day Revue

4-H Quilt Square TrailTEA: SQUARES ON THE MOVE
Discover the significance of the Wood County 4-H Quilt Trail.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm.
[Reservation and Fee Info]

MAY
2014

Wood County, Ohio
SPIRIT of WOOD COUNTY AWARD NOMINATIONS

[PDF Nomination Form]
Due June 30, 2014
Awards held at Wood County Harvest Festival, September 20, 2014

 

OTHER COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
MENTAL HEALTH 101: RECOVERY

Friday, May 9, BGSU at Levis Commons
Presented by NAMI Wood County
[details]

TEA: FLY AWAY WITH ME
Follow bird migration and identify birds in Northwest Ohio with Tom Kemp. Read feature in the Sentinel-Tribune
.
Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm. [Reservation and Fee Info]

Quilting Events at the Wood Co. Historical Museum [more]
AMERICAN QUILT TRAIL MOVEMENT LECTURE & BOOK SIGNING
Friday, May 9, 2014
Brown Bag Lunch 12:00pm
Lecture 12:30pm
Book signing 1:30 pm

Join us for a brown bag lunch as we welcome author Suzi Parron to speak about her book "Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement." Book signing to follow. Museum open for self-guided tours and Quilt Exhibit. FREE.

Northwest Oho Woodland & Wildlife Family Festival May 17, 2014NWOHIO WOODLAND & WILDLIFE FAMILY FESTIVAL [PDF Event Flyer]
Saturday , May 17, 2014.
Sponsored by the Wood County Soil & Water Conservation District
FREE Events include: Name That Tree • Edible Mushrooms • Sawmill • Black Swamp Raptor Rehab • The Buzz On Bees • Naturally Native Nursery • Oil Derrick • Making Rope • Abundant Soap • Worm Composting • Blacksmith • Power of Yesteryear Antique Tractors • and so much more…
Museum open 10 am - 4 pm

ASYLUM 10th ANNIVERSARY EVENT [more]

  • Friday, May 30, 6-8 PM
    Christopher Payne talk & book signing
    ASYLUM: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals
  • Saturday, May 31, 1-4 PM
    Mental Health Lecuture Series
  • Chasing the White Rabbit: An Historical Look at American Mental Illness

BLUE STAR MUSEUMS PROGRAM
On-going through Labor Day weekend (Sunday, September 1 - Museum is closed on Mondays). The Wood County Historical Center & Museum is proud to be among over 800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families as part of the annual Blue Star Museums Program | New Military Exhibit

ARCHEOLOGY DIGS AT THE HISTORICAL MUSEUM
May - August, 2014 [more]

Several hands-on archeology workshops for museum members and the general public are scheduled throughout the summer, plus periodic digs during regular museum hours.

JUNE
2014

AROUND NORTHWEST OHIO

Hancock County Quilt Trail
Hancock County Barn Quilt Trail,
Friday June 20

ARCHEOLOGY DIGS AT THE HISTORICAL MUSEUM
May - August, 2014 [more]

Several hands-on archeology workshops for museum members and the general public are scheduled throughout the summer, plus periodic digs during regular museum hours.

HISTORIC BG BOOMTOWN WALKING TOUR
Saturday, June 7, 9:00-11:15 AM
Wood County District Public Library, N. Main St. BG
Take an historic walking tour of Bowling Green's Boomtown District with the Historical Society's Tim Gaddie.
Register here   |   Flyer & Details

POWER OF YESTERYEAR TRACTOR SHOW
June 7-8, 2014 • 10 am - 5 pm
Kiddie Pedal Pull • Corn Shelling • Baker Fan • Harvesting • FREE Family Event

WOOD COUNTY EMPLOYEE PICNIC & SAFETY FAIR
Tuesday, June 10, 10-2 PM
Meet your county agencies and get some ice cream dished out by our County officials.

TEA: HERBS OF DOWTON ABBEY
Join us for a Downton Abbey-themed tea to see which herbs Mrs. Patmore uses and why.

Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm. [Reservation and Fee Info]

MEMBERS-ONLY BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOUR
Wednesday, June 25, 6:30-8:30 PM
Take a rare look into the attics, basement, and out-buildings of the Historical Museum to learn the inter-workings and see artifacts not currently on display. RSVP 419-352-0967. Free for Members only.

SPIN INTO SUMMER DEMO DAY
Saturday, June 28, 1-4 PM
[more]

SPIRIT of WOOD COUNTY AWARD NOMINATION FORMS DUE
June 30, 2014
[PDF Nomination Form]
Awards held at Wood County Harvest Festival, September 20, 2014

BLUE STAR MUSEUMS PROGRAM
On-going through Labor Day weekend (Sunday, September 1 - Museum is closed on Mondays). The Wood County Historical Center & Museum is proud to be among over 800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families as part of the annual Blue Star Museums Program | New Military Exhibit

PASSPORT TO BG
On-going
Visit one or all of the 14 participating attractions and businesses in Bowling Green to receive a special offer and a stamp. Collect stamps to be eligible for a great prize package. Sponsored by the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau. Download Passport

JULY
2014

AROUND NORTHWEST OHIO

Classics on Main Car Show, Dowtown BG
Classics on Main Car Show, Downtown Bowling Green, Saturday, July 12
Volunteers Needed

BLUE STAR MUSEUMS PROGRAM
On-going through Labor Day weekend (Sunday, September 1 - Museum is closed on Mondays). The Wood County Historical Center & Museum is proud to be among over 800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families as part of the annual Blue Star Museums Program | New Military Exhibit

PASSPORT TO BG
On-going
Visit one or all of the 14 participating attractions and businesses in Bowling Green to receive a special offer and a stamp. Collect stamps to be eligible for a great prize package. Sponsored by the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau. Download Passport

TEA: WHERE DO BABIES COME FROM
Laura Kemp, CNM (certified nurse midwife) will talk about the beginnings of nurse midwifery in the US and its comparison to modern-day roles, including her travels to Haiti to address issues in global women's health

Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm. [Reservation and Fee Info]

ARCHEOLOGY DIGS AT THE HISTORICAL MUSEUM
May - August, 2014 [more]

Several hands-on archeology workshops for museum members and the general public are scheduled throughout the summer, plus periodic digs during regular museum hours.

DAY LILY AND GARDEN TOUR
The Black Swamp Herb Society invites you to tour the gardens at the home of Jack Church, 15201 Van Tassel Rd. on Saturday, July 12 at 10 AM. With over 1,000 cultivars of day lilies and other floral varieties, Jack will share his love and expertise. He has hybridized his own plants too, and will have some available for purchase. Light refreshments.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY : Holiday Decorators Luncheon & Kick-off Meeting
Sunday, July 20, 2-4 PM
[more]

DIGGING INTO DEMO DAY
Saturday, July 26, 1-4 PM
[more]

4-H Quilt Square TrailWOOD COUNTY FAIR [more]
July 28 - August 4 at the Wood County Fairgrounds
See our exhibit on 4-H, Genealogy, and Family Trees inside the Grange Building.

Volunteers get a free day-pass. To volunteer, contact Tim Gaddie at 419.352.0967 x104 or volunteer@woodcountyhistory.org

Temporary Exhibit
ASYLUM: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals
Photography exhibit by Christopher Payne

On exhibit now through November 16, 2014
Museum Gallery

[more] * Please note that this exhibit is located on the 2nd floor and the Museum is not handicap accessible at this time.

New Exhibit
CHASING THE WHITE RABBIT: An Historical Look at American Mental Illness
Inside the Lunatic Asylum

AUGUST
2014

4-H Quilt Square TrailWOOD COUNTY FAIR [more]
July 28 - August 4 at the Wood County Fairgrounds
See our exhibit on 4-H, Genealogy, and Family Trees inside the Grange Building.

ARCHEOLOGY DIGS AT THE HISTORICAL MUSEUM
May - August, 2014 [more]

TEA: CHILDREN'S TEA
Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm.
[Reservation and Fee Info]

WOOD COUNTY LIVING HISTORY DAY [more]
Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 pm @ Oak Grove Cemetery, BGSU
If you would like to participate as a researcher or portrayer, please call the Museum at 419-352-0967.

BLUE STAR MUSEUMS PROGRAM
On-going through Labor Day weekend (Sunday, September 1 - Museum is closed on Mondays). The Wood County Historical Center & Museum is proud to be among over 800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families as part of the annual Blue Star Museums Program | New Military Exhibit

PASSPORT TO BG
On-going
Visit one or all of the 14 participating attractions and businesses in Bowling Green to receive a special offer and a stamp. Collect stamps to be eligible for a great prize package. Sponsored by the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau. Download Passport

I LOVE THE 80s DEMO DAY
Saturday, August 30, 1-4 PM
[more]

SEPTEMBER
2014

"THE LOOSE LADIES" PUBLIC QUILTING PROGRAM
Tuesday, Sept. 2, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Local quilter's group, "The Loose Ladies," celebrates their 30th anniversary with a program all about quilts. Guests are welcome to bring their own quilts and stories to this FREE public program.
[more]

TEA: A ROMP IN THE WOODS
A local park naturalist will uncover the hidden treasures on the Wood County walking trails. Program is indoors and does not include an actual romp in the woods, however, guests are welcome to walk the Historical Center's walking trail at their leisure.
Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm. [Reservation and Fee Info]

IDENTITY
Collaborative community and BGSU exhibits and events
September - November, 2014

BLUE STAR MUSEUMS PROGRAM
On-going through Labor Day weekend (Sunday, September 1 - Museum is closed on Mondays). The Wood County Historical Center & Museum is proud to be among over 800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families as part of the annual Blue Star Museums Program | New Military Exhibit

PASSPORT TO BG
On-going
Visit one or all of the 14 participating attractions and businesses in Bowling Green to receive a special offer and a stamp. Collect stamps to be eligible for a great prize package. Sponsored by the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau. Download Passport

BOY SCOUT CAMP-OUT
East Lawn.
September 26-28

Museum Day LiveSmithsonian Magazine: MUSEUM DAY LIVE!
September DATE TBA
Participate in this nation-wide event and receive free admission to participating museums (like the Wood County Historical Museum) and cultural institutions across the country. Download a Museum Day Live! ticket here.

WOOD COUNTY HARVEST FESTIVAL & DEMO DAY
POWER OF YESTERYEAR TRACTOR SHOW
[more]
Saturday, September 20, 10 AM - 4 PM
Celebrate farm foods and harvest time withe the Power of Yesteryear Antique Tractor Show and demonstrations. Also honor Wood County's best at the Spirit of Wood County Awards
[PDF Nomination Form due June 30, 2014]

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS: Wood Co. Airport Air Fair : Waterville Roche de Boeuf Festival Sept. 28: STEM in the Park

OCTOBER
2014

IDENTITY
Collaborative community and BGSU exhibits and events
September - November, 2014

PASSPORT TO BG
On-going
Visit one or all of the 14 participating attractions and businesses in Bowling Green to receive a special offer and a stamp. Collect stamps to be eligible for a great prize package. Sponsored by the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau. Download Passport

FOLKLORE TOUR TRAINING
Learn how to conduct an Infirmary Folklore Tour for the Friday Night Folklore Tours and the Halloween Folklore & Funfest. If interested, call 419-352-0967 or volunteer@woodcountyhistory.org.

SCARECROW CONTEST [more]
Deadline to enter Monday, October 6, 2014, presented by the Wood Co. Park District

SCARECROW WORKSHOP [more]
Tuesday, October 7, 6:00 PM,
presented by the Wood Co. Park District

GERMAN-AMERICAN PROGRAM
Wednesday, October 8, 7-9 PM.

TEA: CREATURES OF THE NIGHT
A local park naturalist will open our eyes to owls, bats, and other creatures that shy away from the light of day.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm. [Reservation and Fee Info]

PUMPKIN CARVING WORKSHOP & CONTEST [more]
Thursday, October 16, 6:30-8 PM,
presented by the Wood Co. Park District [register online]

FOLKLORE FRIDAYS AT THE INFIRMARY [more]
Friday, October 17, and 24, 2014.
90-minute guided folklore tour includes the Infirmary (now the Wood County Museum) and outdoor Story Stops at the Lunatic Asylum, Pauper’s Cemetery, and a 19th-century wake in the historic log cabin. Tours start at 7 PM, 8 PM, and 9 PM and reservations are required 419-352-0967.

Volunteer to be a folklore tour guide : If interested, call 419-352-0967 or volunteer@woodcountyhistory.org

HALLOWEEN FOLKLORE & FUNFEST [more]
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 4:00 - 9:00 PM

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

CHRISTMAS DECORATOR PSYCH-UP MEETING [more]
and Decorator Applications due too!
Details TBA.

MUSEUM OPEN THROUGH OCTOBER 31 FOR SELF-GUIDED TOURS
We will be closed in November as we prepare for the Old Home Holiday Tour in December.
Please call ahead for group tours or meeting room rentals.

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS: Custer Week Activities at Monroe Co. Museum : Grand Rapids Applebutter Festival : Fort Meigs : Garrison Ghost Walk at Fort Meigs : Hancock Historical Museum Spooktacular!

NOVEMBER
2014

IDENTITY
Collaborative community and BGSU exhibits and events
September - November, 2014

PASSPORT TO BG
On-going
Visit one or all of the 14 participating attractions and businesses in Bowling Green to receive a special offer and a stamp. Collect stamps to be eligible for a great prize package. Sponsored by the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau. Download Passport

MUSEUM CLOSED IN NOVEMBER
We will be closed in November as we prepare for the Old Home Holiday Tour in December.
Please call ahead for group tours or meeting room rentals.

OLD HOME HOLIDAY DECORATING
November 8 - 22, 2014 [Dates & Details]

WCHS ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DINNER and BOARD ELECTION [more]
Details TBA.

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS (2013): Wood Co. Library Tree Lighting : Bowling Green Holiday Parade

DECEMBER
2014

OLD HOME HOLIDAY TOUR & CHRISTMAS EVENTS
December 6 - 19, 2014 [more]

Tour Times:

Dec. 6 & 7 -- 1 - 4pm
Dec. 8, 9, 10 -- 10am - 5pm
Dec. 11 & 12 -- 10 am - 8pm
Dec. 13 & 14 -- 1 - 4pm
Dec. 15, 16, 17 -- 10am - 5pm
Dec. 18 -- 10am - 8pm
Dec. 19 -- 10am - 5pm

CHRISTMAS TOUR & TEA
Enjoy the sights and sounds of holidays gone by with a special menu of teas and goodies followed by an old-fashioned sing-a-long.
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - at 2:00 pm.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - at 2:00 pm.
[Reservation and Fee Info]

LIVING CHRISTMAS CARDS
Interact with costumed interpreters as rooms come to life! Crafts included.
Dates TBA.

HOLIDAY GALA FUNDRAISER [more]
Date TBA.

PASSPORT TO BG
On-going
Visit one or all of the 14 participating attractions and businesses in Bowling Green to receive a special offer and a stamp. Collect stamps to be eligible for a great prize package. Sponsored by the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau. Download Passport

MUSEUM CLOSED DECEMBER 20, 2014 until April 2014
The Museum will be closed until April, 2014, as we prepare exhibits for our new season. For Museum business and meeting room rentals, please call ahead for an appointment, 419-352-0967.

 

 


Who Do I Contact Regarding Special Events?

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