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UPCOMING EVENTS 2016

JANUARY
2016

 

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS:

Visit Perrysburg

Tiffin Seneca County

Historical Construction Equipment Association

Historic Waterville

Monclova Historical Foundation

Sylvania Historical Society

Grand Rapids Applebutter Festival

Pemberville

Fort Meigs

 

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

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS:

Winterfest in BG
February 12-14

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

 

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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

  • 1861 Winter Activities in the Log Cabin
    • 1:00-4:00 PM
    • Free family event
    • Dress appropriate for the weather, especially footwear and outerwear. Program may be cancelled or altered due to weather.
    • [more Demonstration days]
  • Build-your-own Time Capsule Workshop
    • 1:30-2:30 PM
    • $10 fee/capsule
    • RSVP 419-352-0967 by Feb. 24
    • Location on second floor of the museum. *The museum is not yet handicap accessible

    [Submit an item for the Wood County Time Capsule]

MARCH
2016

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

 

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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

 

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ACCESSIBILITY CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

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Photo courtesy of Anthony KapplerWOOD COUNTY HISTORICAL CENTER in HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE [more]
New Photography Exhibit opens April, 2016
[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.

[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
Location TBA
David Dyer, conservator from 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

[more teas | Make a Reservation]


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

 

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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
Location TBA
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.

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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]


SEE "CHUCK THE FIRE TRUCK" IN THE HOLIDAY PARADES
Catch
"Chuck the fire truck" from the Wood County Historical Society collection in several holiday parades around Northwest Ohio.


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

 

4-H Quilt Square Trail
WOOD COUNTY QUILT SQUARE TRAIL
On-going
Winter blahs got you down? 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, 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]


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 & farm-themed Demonstrations • kiddie pedal pull and other activities.

[more Demonstration days]


Tuesday, June 7  |  10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
WOOD COUNTY EMPLOYEE PICNIC & SAFETY FAIR
Wood County Historical Center

Meet your county agencies and get some ice cream dished out by our County officials. Rain location: Courthouse Atrium.


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 TBA
A look at when collections go too far with Dr. Bill O'Brien and Dr. Casey Cromwell, BGSU Department of Psychology.
RSVP and payment due Friday, June 3.

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

Opening reception. 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]

JULY
2016

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

 

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS:

Classics on Main Car Show, Downtown Bowling Green

Monclova Historical Foundation Flea Market & Book Sale

4-H Quilt Square Trail
WOOD COUNTY QUILT SQUARE TRAIL
On-going
Winter blahs got you down? 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 2016
WGTE MemberCard Benefit of the Month

Watch WGTE TV or listen to FM 91. Museum grounds open to all visitors at no cost. [ What you will see on the grounds ]


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


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

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.

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Saturday, July 23  |  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]

AUGUST
2016

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

 

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS:

4-H Quilt Square Trail
WOOD COUNTY QUILT SQUARE TRAIL
On-going
Winter blahs got you down? 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

See our WWI exhibit in partnership with the Wood County Genealogical Society in the Grange Building, plus special Living History and activities in the Grove.
[Dates & Times Pending]


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
Enjoy tea and light refreshments followed by a unique program about Cindy Huffman's antique sewing machine collection.
RSVP and payment due Friday, August 5.

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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

 

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
Winter blahs got you down? 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

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.
RSVP and payment due Friday, September 2.

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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
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

[more Halloween Events]


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.


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

[more Halloween Events]


Thursday, October 13  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PMJoin us for tea on the second Thursday of each month
TEA : HALLOWEEN COLLECTIONS
Wood County Historical Center & Museum
Enjoy tea and light refreshments followed by a unique program about Halloween-inspired collections.
RSVP and payment due Friday, October 7.

[more teas | Make a Reservation |more Halloween 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

[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
[more Halloween Events]


Friday, October 28
FRIDAY NIGHT FOLKLORE TOUR
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

90-minute guided folklore tour includes the Infirmary (now the Wood County Museum) and outdoor Story Stops at the Lunatic Asylum and Pauper’s Cemetery. Tours start at 7 PM, 8 PM, and 9 PM and reservations are required 419-352-0967.
Dress appropriate for the weather, especially footwear and outerwear.
[more Halloween Events]

NOVEMBER
2016

 

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

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

If fashion is your passion, join us for tea and a vintage fashion show courtesy of Michelle Kuebbler Ellis of Guided By Moxie.
RSVP and payment due Friday, November 4.

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DECEMBER
2016

 

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS:

Hancock Historical Museum

Monroe County Christmas Tree Festival

Monclova Historical Foundation Community Christmas

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]


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.
RSVP and payment due Friday, December 2 (for Dec. 8 program) and December 9 (for Dec. 15 program).

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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.
[more Demonstration days]

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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