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OTHER ATTRACTIONS
IN & AROUND
WOOD COUNTY

Allen County Museum

Downtown Bowling Green

Ft. Meigs

Grand Rapids OH
Historical Society
The Village

Luckey Historical Society

North Baltimore Historical Society

NWOH Railroad Museum

Oberlin Heritage Center

Ohio Historical Society

Pemberville Opera House

Rutherford B. Hayes Museum

Sauder Village

Wood Co Library

Wood Co Park District

Events at the Wood County Historical Museum
UPCOMING EVENTS 2015
JANUARY
2015

CHRISTMAS DECORATOR TEAR-DOWN [more]
Saturday, Jan. 3, Noon - 5 PM

WOOD CO HISTORICAL SOCIETY BOARD & STAFF RETREAT
Saturday, January 10, 9 AM - 12:30 PM
Wood County Park District Headquarters

LOG CABIN FEVER - DEMO DAY [more] Spread the word on FaceBook
Saturday, January 24, 1-4 PM

FREE Family Event.
Take a wintery jaunt to the HIstorical Center for some early pioneer experiences: cornbread cooked on an open fire with YOUR freshly-churned butter, hot cocoa, animal furs and story-telling, and kids' activities - all inside the toasty log cabin on the site of the Historical Center.
Dress appropriate for the weather, especially footwear and outerwear. Program may be cancelled if weather is severe.

4-H Quilt Square TrailWOOD 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.

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
The Museum will be closed to the public as we outfit the building with an elevator and other ADA amenities.
[more about STEP UP to see what is at the top of the stairs Accessibility Campaign]

FEBRUARY
2015

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS:

Winterfest in BG
February 13-15

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

Wood County Scavenger Hunt
February 14

sponsored by the Wood County District Public LIbrary

 

Watch this space for Accessibility Updates
ACCESSIBILITY CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

CABIN FEVER DAY AT THE LOG CABIN [more]
Saturday, February 21, 1-4 PM
Maple Syrup Snow Candy • Animal Furs • "Warm as Wool" storytelling on the hour.
FREE
Dress appropriate for the weather, especially footwear and outerwear. Program may be cancelled if weather is severe.

MUSEUM CLOSED
The Museum will be closed to the public as we outfit the building with an elevator and other ADA amenities.
[more about STEP UP to see what is at the top of the stairs Accessibility Campaign]

For Museum business and meeting room rentals, please call 419-352-0967.


4-H Quilt Square TrailWOOD COUNTY QUILT SQUARE TRAIL
On-going
Looking for a unique day date? Take a drive to witness the 20 Quilt Squares peppered around Wood County. Brochures available at the Museum and the 4-H Office.

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

CABIN FEVER DAY AT THE LOG CABIN [more]
Saturday, March 28, 1-4 PM
Shake off those winter blahs and visit the log cabin for a demonstration of the lost arts. FREE
Dress appropriate for the weather, especially footwear and outerwear. Program may be cancelled if weather is severe.
[press release] [flyer]

MUSEUM CLOSED
The Museum will be closed to the public as we outfit the building with an elevator and other ADA amenities.
[more about STEP UP to see what is at the top of the stairs Accessibility Campaign]

For Museum business and meeting room rentals, please call 419-352-0967.

4-H Quilt Square TrailWOOD COUNTY QUILT SQUARE TRAIL
On-going
Before things get too hectic, take a drive to witness the 20 Quilt Squares peppered around Wood County. Brochures available at the Museum and the 4-H Office.

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

APRIL
2015

Watch this space for Accessibility Updates
ACCESSIBILITY CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

 

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS:
Monclova Historical Foundation Ritzee Resale April 17 & 18 and Pioneer Day April 18

BLACKSMITH OPEN FORGE DEMO
Saturday, April 4, 9 AM - 2 PM
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. FREE Family Program.

TEA: INSIDE THE CARTER HOUSE
Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm
The Carter House, 307 N. Church St., Bowling Green (behind Wood Co. Library)

Tea Reservations

WOOD COUNTY CIVIL WAR LEGACY PLAQUE DEDICATION [more]
Tuesday, April 14, 11:00 AM
Wood County Courthouse Atrium

4-H Quilt Square TrailWOOD COUNTY QUILT SQUARE TRAIL
On-going
As the weather gets nicer, take a drive to witness the 20 Quilt Squares peppered around Wood County. Brochures available at the Museum and the 4-H Office.

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
The Museum will be closed to the public as we outfit the building with an elevator and other ADA amenities.
[more about STEP UP to see what is at the top of the stairs Accessibility Campaign]

For Museum business and meeting room rentals, please call 419-352-0967.


TEA: SPRINGTIME AT SIMPSON
Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Simpson Garden Park, 1291 Conneaut Ave., Bowling Green

Reservations

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:

  • TOLEDO MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
    Saturday, May 23 with
    the Voices of Harmony barbershop quartet
  • BOWLING GREEN MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
    Monday, May 25 - the
    opening float with the Voices of Harmony barbershop quartet singing the National Anthem. Parade starts at 10:30 am from the BG Post Office (S. Main/Washington), north on Main Street, then east on Court St. ending at Oak Grove Cemetery for a wreath laying ceremony.

4-H Quilt Square TrailWOOD COUNTY QUILT SQUARE TRAIL
On-going
Take a drive to witness the scenic blossoms, along with 20 Quilt Squares peppered around Wood County. Brochures available at the Museum and the 4-H Office.

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

SPIRIT OF WOOD COUNTY AWARDS
PDF [download PDF details and nomination form]
DUE August 15, 2015

MUSEUM CLOSED
The Museum will be closed to the public as we outfit the building with an elevator and other ADA amenities.
[more about STEP UP to see what is at the top of the stairs Accessibility Campaign]

For Museum business and meeting room rentals, please call 419-352-0967.

JUNE
2015

Watch this space for Accessibility Updates
ACCESSIBILITY CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

 

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS:
Hancock County Barn Quilt Trail Tour Saturday, June 20, 9-4. Details here or call 419-423-4433.

 

POWER OF YESTERYEAR TRACTOR SHOW
June 6 & 7, 10 am - 5 pm
FREE Family Event • Tractor display & farm-themed demonstrations featuring tillage equipment • kiddie pedal pull • tractor raffle • tractor ride • and other activities

[download details and flyer]
[see event photos on FaceBook]

BUSINESS IN BOOMTOWN WALKING TOUR
Saturday, June 6, 10 AM - 12 Noon
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]

WOOD COUNTY EMPLOYEE PICNIC & SAFETY FAIR
Tuesday, June 9, 10:30 AM - 2 PM
Meet your county agencies and get some ice cream dished out by our County officials. Rain location: Courthouse Atrium.

TEA: MEDICINAL HERBS OF THE CIVIL-WAR ERA
Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Schooner Farms, 14890 Otsego Pike, Weston

Reservations

SEE "CHUCK THE FIRE TRUCK" AT GREENFIELD VILLAGE
Catch
"Chuck the fire truck" from the Wood County Historical Society collection at the Motor Muster at Greenfield Village June 20-21. [Details]

DEMO DAY [more] DEMO DAY - CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN
Saturday, June 27, 1-4 PM
Spinning and weavingin the Log Cabin • FREE Family Event

Saturday, June 27
HAM RADIO DEMO DAY - MOVED TO WOOD COUNTY SHERIFF'S CONFERENCE ROOM
The National Association for Amateur Radio event has been moved to the Wood County Sheriff's Conference Room (Gypsy Lane and Dunbridge Roads) due to predicted rain and wind.

SPIRIT OF WOOD COUNTY AWARDS
PDF [download PDF details and nomination form]
DUE August 15, 2015

4-H Quilt Square TrailWOOD COUNTY QUILT SQUARE TRAIL
On-going
On a beautiful sunny day, take a drive to witness the 20 Quilt Squares peppered around Wood County. Brochures available at the Museum and the 4-H Office.

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
The Museum will be closed to the public as we outfit the building with an elevator and other ADA amenities.
[more about STEP UP to see what is at the top of the stairs Accessibility Campaign]

For Museum business and meeting room rentals, please call 419-352-0967.

JULY
2015

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS:
Classics on Main Car Show, Downtown Bowling Green

Monclova Historical Foundation Flea Market & Book Sale July 24 & 25

 

Watch this space for Accessibility Updates
ACCESSIBILITY CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

TEA: WHO'S GOT THE BUTTON?
Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Otsego Park, 20000 West River Road, Bowling Green

*Reservations needed by the Friday before each tea - 419-352-0967
Reservations

WCHS FUNDRAISER at MAX & ERMA’S, PERRYSBURG
July 20, 11 am - 11 pm
[Details and Coupon]

WCHS at BG FARMERS’ MARKET
July 22, 4 - 8 PM
Visit our booth with Downtown BG at the Farmers Market at S.Main & Clough

DEMO DAY [more]
Saturday, July 25, 1-4 PM
Pack a lunch and join living historians in celebrating the end of the Civil War. Festivities of the day include period games and activities.

4-H Quilt Square TrailWOOD COUNTY QUILT SQUARE TRAIL
On-going
Celebrate our nation's independence by taking a drive to witness the 20 Quilt Squares peppered around Wood County. Brochures available at the Museum and the 4-H Office.

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

WGTE MemberCard Benefit of the Month
July 2015
Watch WGTE TV or listen to FM 91. Museum grounds open to all visitors at no cost. [ What you will see on the grounds ]

SPIRIT OF WOOD COUNTY AWARDS
PDF [download PDF details and nomination form]
DUE August 15, 2015

WOOD COUNTY FAIR [more]
August 3-10 at the Wood County Fairgrounds
See our exhibit inside the Grange Building

TEA: CHILDREN'S TEA : HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green

*Reservations needed by the Friday before each tea - 419-352-0967
Reservations

WCHS FUNDRAISER at BOB EVANS, BOWLING GREEN
August 17, 7 am - 9:30 pm
[Details and Coupon]

DEMO DAY [more]
Saturday, August 22, 1-4 PM
Participate in Town Ball, a vintage baseball-style game • FREE Family Event

WOOD COUNTY LIVING HISTORY DAY [more]
Sunday, August 23, 2-4 PM, Oak Grove Cemetery, BGSU
FREE • All Ages • History comes alive as local residents portray citizens interred in Wood County Cemeteries.

4-H Quilt Square TrailWOOD COUNTY QUILT SQUARE TRAIL
On-going
Consider a stay-cation! Take a drive to witness the 20 Quilt Squares peppered around Wood County. Brochures available at the Museum and the 4-H Office.

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

COLLECTIONS APPLICATION DUE - SEPTEMBER 1
Submit your collections for consideration in our 2016 exhibit.
[Details and Application]

TEA: AUTISM AWARENESS
Thursday, September 10, 2 pm
Mike Howick and Elizabeth Geer-Fry introduce the Black Swamp Ice Frogs, a youth hockey organization for kids with autism.

W.W. Knight Nature Center, 29530 White Rd, Perrysburg, OH 43551
*
Reservations needed by the Friday before each tea - 419-352-0967
Reservations

WCHS FUNDRAISER at OASIS RESTAURANT (all locations)
Sept. 14, 10 - 4 am
[Details and Coupon]

HISTORIC BG WALKING TOUR
Sept. 18, 10 AM - NOON • FREE
Starts at Carter House • RSVP 352-5104

LOG CABIN DEMO DAY [more]
Saturday, September 26, 1-4 PM
Lost Arts Demonstrations at the Log Cabin • Blacksmithing • Oil Derrick • FREE Family Event.

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

4-H Quilt Square TrailWOOD COUNTY QUILT SQUARE TRAIL
On-going
Watch the fall colors as you take a drive to witness the 20 Quilt Squares peppered around Wood County. Brochures available at the Museum and the 4-H Office.

OCTOBER
2015

 

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS:

Applebutter Festival
October 11, Grand Rapids, OH

Monclova Historical Foundation Halloween Bash October 28

Fort Meigs : Garrison Ghost Walk at Fort Meigs

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] - ENTRIES DUE OCTOBER 5
Presented by the Wood Co. Park District

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

MOMMY & ME at the MUSEUM (Daddy too!)
Wednesday, October 7, 10 AM-12 Noon (November & December too)
"At the Museum, I may see" picture book, stroller-friendly self-guided tour, and snacks. $5 adult, children free.
[ flyer to print and distribute ] PDF

GERMAN-AMERICAN ENCOUNTERS: STORY SLAM! [more]
Wednesday, October 7, 7-9 PM
FREE EVENT • Celebrate German-American heritage, stories, and food at this annual program.
[ flyer to print and distribute ] PDF RSVP 419-352-0967

TEA: DIA DE LOS MUERTOS - DAY OF THE DEAD
Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green

*Reservations needed by the Friday before each tea - 419-352-0967
Reservations

PUMPKIN CARVING WORKSHOP & CONTEST [more]
Thursday, October 15, 6:30-8 PM,
presented by the Wood Co. Park District [register online]

HALLOWEEN FOLKLORE & FUNFEST [more]
Saturday, October 17, 2015, 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

FOLKLORE FRIDAYS AT THE INFIRMARY [more]
Friday, October 23, and 30, 2015.
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.

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

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

4-H Quilt Square TrailWOOD COUNTY QUILT SQUARE TRAIL
On-going
Take a drive to witness the 20 Quilt Squares peppered around Wood County. Brochures available at the Museum and the 4-H Office.

 

NOVEMBER
2015

 

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS
Food Expo - November 12
BGSU Performing Arts Center
Sponsored by the Sentinel-Tribune and the BG Convention & Visitors Bureau

Wood Co. Library Tree Lighting - November 20

Bowling Green Holiday Parade - November 21

MOMMY & ME at the MUSEUM (Daddy too!)
Wednesday, November 4, 10 AM-12 Noon (October & December too)
"At the Museum, I may see" picture book, stroller-friendly self-guided tour, and snacks. $5 adult, children free.
[ flyer to print and distribute ] PDF

WCHS ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DINNER and BOARD ELECTION
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
6:00 PM • Wood County Historical Museum
Board Nomination Forms now available - DUE August 30

TEA: 100 YEARS OF COOK BOOKS: MIXING HISTORY WITH CULTURE
Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green

*Reservations needed by the Friday before each tea - 419-352-0967
Reservations

BOWLING GREEN COMMUNITY HOLIDAY PARADE [more]
Saturday, November 21, starting at 10 AM
Downtown Bowling Green Ohio

4-H Quilt Square TrailWOOD COUNTY QUILT SQUARE TRAIL
On-going
Give thanks to all 4-H has done including the 20 Quilt Squares peppered around Wood County. Brochures available at the Museum and the 4-H

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

DECEMBER
2015

 

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS:
Hancock Historical Museum

Monroe County Christmas Tree Festival

Monclova Historical Foundation Community Christmas Dec. 16

MOMMY & ME at the MUSEUM (Daddy too!)
Wednesday, December 2, 10 AM-12 Noon (October & November too)
"At the Museum, I may see" picture book, stroller-friendly self-guided tour, and snacks. $5 adult, children free.
[ flyer to print and distribute ] PDF

TEA: CHRISTMAS TEAS
Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green
*Reservations needed by the Friday before each tea - 419-352-0967

  • December 10, 2 pm - History of Christmas Carols with Kristin Wetzel from the Wood Co. Library and music provided by the BG High School String Quartet.
  • December 17, 2 pm - Advent traditions in Germany and Austria - program and music provided Dr. Geoff Howes, BGSU.
    Reservations

HOLIDAY GALA FUNDRAISER [more]
December 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

4-H Quilt Square TrailWOOD COUNTY QUILT SQUARE TRAIL
Home for the Holidays? Take a drive to witness the 20 Quilt Squares peppered around Wood County. Brochures available at the Museum and the 4-H Office.

 


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