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UPCOMING EVENTS 2016

JANUARY
2016

 

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS & HISTORICAL SOCITIES IN NORTHWEST OHIO

 

BG Transit - public transportation

 

 

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


Friday, January 29  |  8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
"OUR COMMUNITY'S COLLECTIONS" & CONSTRUCTION KICK-OFF EVENT
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

Special invitation-only morning reception for donors, public officials, and the media.


Saturday, January 30  |  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CABIN FEVER DEMONSTRATION DAY : SNOW CANDY or CANDLES
Wood County Historical Center

FREE Family Event.
Take a wintery jaunt to the Historical Center and if the weather cooperates, make maple snow candy.
Dress appropriate for the weather, especially footwear and outerwear. Program may be cancelled or altered due to weather.
[more Demonstration days]

FEBRUARY
2016

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

The museum will be closed Monday, February 15 in honor of Presidents' Day.

 

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS:

Winterfest in BG
February 12-14

Ice Sculptures • Frostbite FunRun • Chili Cook-off • Sandwich Stroll •
Live Music & Events

 

Watch this space for Accessibility Updates
ACCESSIBILITY CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

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February 1 - Museum open for self-guided tours!Be Your Own Museum: Our Community's Collections - Exhibit opens February 1
NEW EXHIBIT: OUR COMMUNITY'S COLLECTIONS
See the unique collections from Wood County residents in this new exhibit that examines what, and why, we collect.

[more]

[other exhibits]

 


Elder_Beerman Community Days 2016Elder-Beerman Community Days Booklets are on sale for $5 each through February 24th. Booklets, which contain numerous coupons and a tiered shopping pass, can be redeemed at Bon-ton Stores, including any Elder-Beerman, February 26th & 27th, 2016. WCHS keeps 100% of each $5 sale, and the more booklets we sell, Elder-Beerman will give us an extra incentive.


Saturday, February 27
CABIN FEVER DEMONSTRATION DAY & TIME CAPSULE WORKSHOP
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

MARCH
2016

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

The musem will be closed Sunday, March 27 in observance of Easter.

 

Watch this space for Accessibility Updates
ACCESSIBILITY CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

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Photo courtesy of Anthony KapplerWOOD COUNTY TIME CAPSULE
Now accepting applications for consideration for a Wood County Time Capsule to be opened in 2075. Applications accepted until June 1, 2016.

[Submit an item for the Wood County Time Capsule]


Max & Erma'sDINE to DONATE
MUSEUM MONDAY

Monday, March 14, 2016 - Present THIS COUPON to your server at the Levis Commons Max & Erma's and a percentage of your food sales will be donated back to the Wood County Historical Society Accessibility Project.

1210 Levis Commons Blvd. Perrysburg
419-931-0220. Carry-out or eat-in. Must present coupon.

 

APRIL
2016

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

 

Watch this space for Accessibility Updates
ACCESSIBILITY CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

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THE SURVEY AND FOUNDING OF PERRYSBURG
(repeat performance)Thursday, May 5
  7:00 PM
Way Public Library
Perrysburg

[more]

 

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS & HISTORICAL SOCITIES IN NORTHWEST OHIO

 

 

BG Transit - public transportation

 

Photo courtesy of Anthony KapplerWOOD COUNTY HISTORICAL CENTER in HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE [more]
New Photography Exhibit
[other exhibits]


Saturday, April 2  |  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.

Saturday, April 2   |  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
TIME CAPSULE WORKSHOP
Wood County Historical Museum
FREE Family Event.
Join Museum Director Dana Nemeth for free tips on how to build your own time capsule. The 1913 BG Time Capsule will be on display and the museum will be open for self-guided tours. You can also submit items for consideration for the 2016 Time Capsule.

[more Demonstration days]


Wednesday, April 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, April 14  |  2:00 PM - 4:00 PMJoin us for tea on the second Thursday of each month
TEA : PRESERVING PRECIOUS COLLECTIONS: Regenerating the Mary Bach Story
Simpson Garden Banquet Center, 1291 Conneaut Rd. Bowling Green
David Dyer, Curator of Natural History for the Ohio History Connection, will talk about preserving one of WCHS's most precious collections: Mary Bach's fingers.
RSVP and payment due Friday, April 8
Catering by Deb Weiser, BG

[more teas | Make a Reservation]
Sponsored by
Bowling Green Parks & Recreation


Photo courtesy of Anthony KapplerWOOD COUNTY TIME CAPSULE
Now accepting applications for consideration for a Wood County Time Capsule to be opened in 2075. Applications accepted until June 1, 2016.

[Submit an item for the Wood County Time Capsule]

MAY
2016

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

The museum will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

 

Watch this space for Accessibility Updates
ACCESSIBILITY CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

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Wednesday, May 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]


Thursday, May 12  |  2:00 PM - 4:00 PMJoin us for tea on the second Thursday of each month
TEA : PAPER DOLLS
WOLF'S BLOOMS & BERRIES
8140 Scotch Ridge Rd., BG
Catering provided by Share Our Grounds (formerly Cherry Tree Bakery, Whitehouse)

You will learn a bit about paper dolls and be introduced to Sandy Gill's collection, how it's organized, and the enjoyment of collecting.
RSVP and payment due Friday, May 6

[more teas | Make a Reservation]
Sponsored by Brookdale BG


Saturday, May 21 | 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]


Saturday, May 21 | 11AM - 1PM
BLACK SWAMP HERB SOCIETY POT-LUCK AT WOLF'S BLOOMS & BERRIES
8140 Scoth Ridge Rd (Rt. 105)

Green thumb not needed to enjoy a pot-luck lunch and presentation on 'Todays Top 10 Herbs' with the WCHS Herb Society.
RSVP with Ruth Steele at rmsteele2@yahoo.com


National Endowment for the Arts
BLUE STAR MUSEUM

FREE ADMISSION to the Wood County Historical Museum between May 28 - September 11, 2016 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.


Photo courtesy of Anthony KapplerWOOD COUNTY TIME CAPSULE
Now accepting applications for consideration for a Wood County Time Capsule to be opened in 2075. Applications accepted until June 1, 2016.

[Submit an item for the Wood County Time Capsule]

JUNE
2016

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.

 

Ohio Chautauqua, Rossford Ohio
OHIO CHAUTAUQUA COMES TO ROSSFORD
June 28 - July 2
History comes to life before your eyes in Rossford, Ohio June 28th through June 2nd with performances and live local music. The theme is "The Natural World" featuring chemist Marie Curie, Iroquois leader Cornstalk, Frankenstein author Mary Shelley, President Theodore Roosevelt, and zoologist Dian Fossey.
DETAILS

 

 

 

BG Transit - public transportation


Wednesday, June 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]


National Endowment for the Arts
BLUE STAR MUSEUM

FREE ADMISSION to the Wood County Historical Museum between May 28 - September 11, 2016 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 4  |  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, June 5  |  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
POWER OF YESTERYEAR TRACTOR SHOW & DEMONSTRATION DAY
Wood County Historical Center

FREE Family Event.
Tractor display featuring odd-ball / orphan-brand tractors - what a treat for the whole family to witness these rarely seen pieces of farm history.
Farm-themed Demonstrations to include corn shelling, plowing, tillage work, and on Sunday a planting demonstration of soybeans in the west field. Kiddie pedal pull both days. Oil Derrick and Blacksmithing Demonstrations too. [more Demonstration days]


Saturday, June 4  |  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
JULIE'S DANCE STUDIO STAR-STYLE BENEFIT SHOW
BG Schools Performing Arts Center
540 W. Poe Rd. Bowling Green


The Wood County Historical Society is honored to partner with Julie’s Dance Studio as the recipient of their annual Star-Style Benefit Show. Dancers will perform at 7:00 pm and admission is donation-only with 100% of the proceeds donated to the Wood County Historical Society Accessibility Project “Join Us at the Top of the Stairs,” to provide an elevator and other Accessibility amenities, assuring that all members of our community have access to Wood County’s treasured Historical Museum.
[more about this event]

Sign up to volunteer at this event using Volunteer Spot or call the Museum at 419-352-0967.
Volunteer Now thru Volunteer Spot

 

Thursday, June 9  |  2:00 PM - 4:00 PMJoin us for tea on the second Thursday of each month
TEA : COLLECTIONS GONE WILD: HOARDING
Location WOOD CO. HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Catering provided by Rox Ann Brewer, Rossford

A look at when collections go too far - collecting & hoarding as a disorder and how it is expressed and treated. Presented by Dr. Bill O'Brien, BGSU Department of Psychology.
[more teas | Make a Reservation]


Tuesday, June 14  |  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.

Sign up to volunteer at this event using Volunteer Spot or call the Museum at 419-352-0967.
Volunteer Now thru Volunteer Spot


J.D. PooleyFriday, June 24  |  6:30 - 8:30 PM
Opening reception
J.D. POOLEY: A 20-YEAR RETROSPECT OF WOOD COUNTY
Wood County Historical Museum

J.D. Pooley's two-decade span of photography captures memorable moments in our history and can be seen in a new exhibit. This exhibit is made possible with support from the Sentinel-Tribune, Ben Franklin, and West Coast Imaging.
[more about J.D. Pooley]    [other exhibits]

Sign up to volunteer at this event using Volunteer Spot or call the Museum at 419-352-0967.
Volunteer Now thru Volunteer Spot


Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26  |  2:00 PM Saturday - 2:00 PM Sunday
AMATEUR RADIO DEMONSTRATION DAY
Wood County Historical Center Boom Town Area

FREE Family Event. The Wood County Amateur Radio Club (WCARC) will hold their annual Field Day event in the Boom Town area of the museum grounds beginning at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 25, and if weather permits, through the night until Sunday at 2:00 PM. Field Day is a nationwide exercise sponsored by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).
[more Demonstration days]

JULY
2016

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

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

 

Blue Star Museums

 

 

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 the 20 vibrant Quilt Squares peppered around Wood County. Brochures available at the Museum and the 4-H Office.

 

 

 

July 1-31, 2016
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


National Endowment for the Arts
BLUE STAR MUSEUM

FREE ADMISSION to the Wood County Historical Museum between May 28 - September 11, 2016 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.


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

Chamber investors are invited to a time of networking, self-guided museum tours, & a great cup of coffee at this monthly event.
Sponsored by the BG Chamber of Commerce

Sign up to volunteer at this event using Volunteer Spot or call the Museum at 419-352-0967.
Volunteer Now thru Volunteer Spot


Thursday, July 14  |  2:00 PM - 4:00 PMJoin us for tea on the second Thursday of each month
TEA : FARM COLLECTIONS & MEMORIES
Location: Carter Historic Farm, 18331 Carter Rd., Bowling Green
Catering provided by Share Our Grounds (formerly Cherry Tree Bakery, Whitehouse)

Tim Gaddie, Wood County Park District Historic Farm Specialist, will lead a program and activities for adults and children, along with tea and light refreshments.
RSVP and payment due Friday, July 8
[more teas | Make a Reservation]
Sponsored by Brookdale BG


Saturday, July 23  |  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CABIN FEVER DEMONSTRATION DAY : FIBER ARTS
Wood County Historical Center

FREE Family Event. Spinning, loom weaving, and chair caning demonstrations in and around the log cabin. Blacksmith shop open.
Dress appropriate for the weather, especially footwear and outerwear. Program may be cancelled or altered due to weather.
[more Demonstration days]

AUGUST
2016

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

 

Now acception donations for the
2016 Time Capsule
UNTIL NOVEMBER 1

 

Order your Wood County Historical Society KEEPSAKE PLAQUE by November 1 for Christmas Delivery

 

Blue Star Museums
More about the Blue Star Museum program

 

WGTE Member Card
WGTE Public Media
2-for-1 admission to the Wood County Historical Museum in August with your WGTE Member Card or App.
DETAILS HERE

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.

August 1 - 8
WOOD COUNTY FAIR
Wood County Fairgrounds, Poe Rd., Bowling Green

THE GRANGE
A tribute to Wood County's role in WWI in partnership with the Wood County Genealogical Society
. Want to know if your Wood County relative served during the war? Stop at the GRANGE. Also on exhibit: photos of the European landscape and military bases of the time period.

Thursday, August 4 - THE GROVE
Best of Living History 1 PM
Costtumed portrayers will give first-person interpretations from past Living History Day programs featuring Jessie A Pultz Bechstein, Johh H. Bechstein, James Belleville, Sarah Morse Gorrill, Lyle Loomis, and Sally Carter Loomis.


Wednesday, August 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, August 11  |  2:00 PM - 4:00 PMJoin us for tea on the second Thursday of each month
TEA : ANTIQUE SEWING MACHINES
Wood County Historical Center & Museum
Catering provided by Deb Weiser, BG

Enjoy tea and light refreshments followed by a unique program about Cindy Huffman's antique sewing machine collection, now on display at the Museum.
RSVP and payment due Friday, August 5
[more | Make a Reservation]


Saturday, August 27  |  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CABIN FEVER DEMONSTRATION DAY - Town Ball
Wood County Historical Center

FREE Family Event. Join us for a rousing game of Town Ball, an early predecessor to baseball.
Dress appropriate for the weather, especially footwear and outerwear. Program may be cancelled or altered due to weather.
[more Demonstration days]


Sunday, August 28  |  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]

SEPTEMBER
2016

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

The museum will be closed Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day.

Blue Star Museums
More about the Blue Star Museum program

Now acception donations for the
2016 Time Capsule
UNTIL NOVEMBER 1

 

Order your Wood County Historical Society KEEPSAKE PLAQUE by November 1 for Christmas Delivery

 

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS:

Wood Co. Airport Air Fair

Black Swamp Arts Festival - Sept. 9-11

Harrison Rally Day - Sept. 17

Tiffin Seneca County Heritage Festival - Sept. 17-18

Historical Construction Equipment Association International Show

Waterville Roche de Boeuf Festival - Sept. 24

STEM in the Park at BGSU: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics - Sept. 24

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.

Wednesday, September 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, September 8  |  2:00 PM - 4:00 PMJoin us for tea on the second Thursday of each month
TEA : DOROTHY & LILLIAN GISH
Wood County Historical Center & Museum
Catering provided by Rox Ann Brewer, Rossford

Enjoy tea and light refreshments followed by a unique program about silent film-era stars Dorothy and Lillian Gish and the extensive collection at the Browne Popular Culture Library at Bowling Green State University. Presented by Ralph Wolfe, curator of the Gish Theatre, and Eric Honneffer, local author and conservator with the Center for Archival Collections, BGSU.
RSVP and payment due Friday, September 2

[more teas | Make a Reservation]


September 9-18, 2016
OHIO OPEN DOORS
Wood County Historical Center & Statewide

Ohio Open Doors is a statewide effort where building and landmark sponsors open their doors to the public for special tours and programs.
[more about Ohio Open Doors]


Saturday, September 24  |  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CABIN FEVER DEMONSTRATION DAY
Wood County Historical Center

FREE Family Event.
Dress appropriate for the weather, especially footwear and outerwear. Program may be cancelled or altered due to weather.
[more Demonstration days]

 

OCTOBER
2016

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 10 in observance of Columbus Day.

BG Transit - public transportation

 

 

 

Now acception donations for the
2016 Time Capsule
UNTIL NOVEMBER 1

 

 

Elder_Beerman Community Days 2016
Elder-Beerman Community Days Booklets are on sale for $5 each now through November 8th
BUY BOOKS
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

 

 

Order your Wood County Historical Society KEEPSAKE PLAQUE by November 1 for Christmas Delivery

WCHS Keepsake Plaque

 

 

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.

 

 

Dorian Gray, professional magician
"master of wonder" Dorian Grey, professional magician

FRIDAY NIGHT FOLKLORE TOUR
Friday, October 28
[details]


October
SCARECROW CONTEST
Wood County Park District

Individuals and groups welcome. Enter your scarecrow in the annual contest and leave on display at the Historical Center.
reservations/woodcountyparkdistrict.org

[PDF Application]
[More Halloween Events]


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

[Corn Maze Details or Volunteer]
[More Halloween Events]


October 2 | 2:00 PM
CHRISTMAS DECORATORS MEETING
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

Meet with fellow decorators to share ideas and gather inspiration for your room.
[More about Holiday Events]

Holiday Decorator Applications DUE
APPLICATION
[download PDF here]


Wednesday, October 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]


Wednesday, October 5  |  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]


October 11  |  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
SCARECROW MAKING WORKSHOP
Wood County Historical Center

Individuals and groups welcome. Enter your scarecrow in the annual contest and leave on display at the Historical Center.
reservations/woodcountyparkdistrict.org

[Register for the Scarecrow Workshop]
[More Halloween Events]


Thursday, October 13  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PMJoin us for tea on the second Thursday of each month
TEA : FOLKLORE COLLECTIONS
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

13660 County Home Rd. BG

Catering provided by Rox Ann Brewer, Rossford

This inquisitive evening tea will delight the senses with refreshments followed by a history behind the legend of local folklore and ghostlore with Becky Denes, former archivist assistant for the Center for Archival Collections, BGSU.
RSVP and payment due Friday, October 7
More teas | Make a Reservation
[MoreHalloween Events


Thursday, October 13  |  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
PUMPKIN CARVING WORKSHOP & CONTEST
Wood County Historical Center

Individuals and groups welcome. Take one home or leave on display at the Historical Center.
reservations/woodcountyparkdistrict.org

[Register for the Pumpkin Workshop]
[More Halloween Events]


Saturday, October 15  |  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 28
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) concluding with "master of wonder" Dorian Grey, professional magician.

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
2016

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

The museum will be closed Wednesday, November 11 in observance of Veterans' Day.

The museum will be closed November 26 & 27 in observance of Thanksgiving.

 

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS

Food Expo
BGSU Performing Arts Center
Sponsored by the Sentinel-Tribune and the BG Convention & Visitors Bureau

Wood Co. Library Tree Lighting - November 18

Bowling Green Holiday Parade - November 19

 

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.


Wednesday, November 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]


Saturday, November 5  |  Time TBA
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]


Thursday, November 10  |  2:00 PM - 4:00 PMJoin us for tea on the second Thursday of each month
TEA : VINTAGE FASHION SHOW
Wood County Historical Center & Museum
Catering provided by Deb Weiser, BG

If fashion is your passion, join us for tea and a vintage fashion show courtesy of Michelle Ellis, Guided By Moxie. Michelle has collected vintage for over 40 years, and will show how each decade is defined by fashion.
RSVP and payment due Friday, November 4
more teas | Make a Reservation

Sponsored by Brookdale BG

DECEMBER
2016

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

 

 

 

 

BG Transit - public transportation

 

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

Special events on weekends, Santa, Trains, Children's Programs, Holiday Gala and Teas.
[More about Holiday Events]

Decorator Applications DUE OCTOBER 2 at the Decorators Meeting

APPLICATION [download PDF here]


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.


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
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 Christmas-inspired collections.

Thursday, December 8:
Dr. Nathan Crook, author and educator, will explore holiday food traditions of various ethnic groups found in Northwest Ohio. As part of his own traditions, he will bring and display the small collection of nutcrackers he has been gathering over the past twenty-five years.
Catering by Deb Weiser, BG

RSVP and payment due Friday, December 2
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Thursday, December 15:
Mary Lou Zwiebel is a
K-5 music teacher at Conneaut Elementary and an avid collector of Nutcrackers. Catering Rox Ann Brewer

RSVP and payment due Friday, December 9
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Saturday, December TBA  |  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CABIN FEVER DEMONSTRATION DAY : CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
Wood County Historical Center Log Cabin

FREE Family Event.
Dress appropriate for the weather, especially footwear and outerwear. Program may be cancelled or altered due to weather.
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2017 SEASON

 

WWI Exhibits and Programs in 2017

 

The Wood County Historical Society will honor America's role in WWI with a variety of centenary exhibits and events during the 2017 season. Look for a premiere at the 2016 Wood County Fair in August.

 

 

 


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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