2020 Museum Calendar



January

2020 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM (closed weekends in January)
The Museum is closed January 1 for New Years and January 20 in observance of MLK Day

  • January 3 | 10 AM - 4 PM
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Free museum admission on the first Friday of each month

February

2020 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM, weekends 1-4 PM
The Museum is closed February 17 in observance of President's Day

  • Saturday, February 1 | 1 PM - 4 PM
  • PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT: UTOPIA by Taylor Houpt

  • February 7 | 10 AM - 4 PM
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Free museum admission on the first Friday of each month

  • February 21 | 4 PM - 7 PM
  • UTOPIA EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION
  • Free Museum Admission 4-7 | Ribbon Cutting 4:00 | Artist Remarks 5:30 - 6:00 PM

March

COVID-19 UPDATE: In consideration of the health of our visitors, volunteers, staff, and the community at large, the Wood County Museum will remain closed to the public until further notice.

  • March 6 | 10 AM - 4 PM
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Free museum admission on the first Friday of each month

  • HERE'S TO YOUR HEALTH! Historical Program & Whiskey
  • PROGRAM MOVED TO SEPTEMBER 23 | Direct Questions to 419-352-0967 or marketing@woodcountyhistory.org

April

COVID-19 UPDATE: In consideration of the health of our visitors, volunteers, staff, and the community at large, the Wood County Museum will remain closed to the public until further notice.

  • APRIL 8 BREAKFAST, BRIEFING & BREW: Coffee & Museum Tour
  • CANCELED

  • April 9 | 2 PM - 4 PM
  • APRIL TEA & TALK SERIES: Finding Your Roots: WHOSE HISTORY IS IT?
  • PROGRAM MOVED TO APRIL 8, 2021 | Direct Questions to 419-352-0967 or marketing@woodcountyhistory.org | PROGRAM DETAILS

May

COVID-19 UPDATE: In consideration of the health of our visitors, volunteers, staff, and the community at large, the Wood County Museum will remain closed to the public until further notice.

  • May 1 | 10 AM - 4 PM
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • MUSEUM CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

  • May 14 | 2 PM - 4 PM
  • Tea & Talk Series: WHIMSIES & WHIRLIGIGS in the WOOD COUNTY ARCHIVES
  • PROGRAM MOVED TO MAY 13, 2021 | Direct Questions to 419-352-0967 or marketing@woodcountyhistory.org | PROGRAM DETAILS

  • NEW DATE TBA
  • “THIS PLACE MATTERS” Community Photo
  • Join us for our annual "this place matters" photo in support of your local preservation efforts

June

2020 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM, weekends 1-4 PM

  • June 5 | 10 AM - 4 PM - PENDING COVID-19 RESTRICTION LIFT
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Free museum admission on the first Friday of each month

  • June 6 | 10 AM - Noon
  • WOOD COUNTY BICENTENNIAL WALKING TOUR
  • THIS TOUR HAS BEEN CANCELED

  • June 9 | 10:30 AM - 2 PM
  • WOOD COUNTY EMPLOYEE PICNIC & SAFETY FAIR
  • THIS EVENT HAS BEEN canceled

  • June 11 | 2 PM - 4 PM
  • Tea & Talk Series: MURDER & MAYHEM IN WOOD COUNTY
  • PROGRAM MOVED TO JUNE 10, 2021 | Direct Questions to 419-352-0967 or marketing@woodcountyhistory.org | PROGRAM DETAILS

  • May 23 - September 6 - PENDING COVID-19 RESTRICTION LIFT
  • BLUE STAR MUSEUM
  • Free museum admission for active duty military personnel and their families.

July

2020 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM, weekends 1-4 PM
The Museum is closed July 3 & 4 in observance of Independence Day

  • July 9 | 2 PM - 4 PM
  • Tea & Talk Series: CAMP FIRE GIRLS CALL TO WORK & BEAUTY
  • PROGRAM MOVED TO JULY 8, 2021 | Direct Questions to 419-352-0967 or marketing@woodcountyhistory.org | PROGRAM DETAILS

  • May 23 - September 6 - PENDING COVID-19 RESTRICTION LIFT
  • BLUE STAR MUSEUM
  • Free museum admission for active duty military personnel and their families.

August

2020 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM, weekends 1-4 PM

  • August 3 - 10
  • WOOD COUNTY FAIR
  • Due to COVID-19, the Historical Society and Genealogy Society will not be participating in the 2020 Fair, but we hope to see you in 2021 in our new spot inside the Fine Arts Building.

  • August 7 | 10 AM - 4 PM
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Free museum admission on the first Friday of each month

  • August 13 | 2 PM - 4 PM
  • Tea & Talk Series: DUKE LABEY - IT'S FUN TO BE FOOLED
  • PROGRAM MOVED TO AUGUST 12, 2021 | Direct Questions to 419-352-0967 or marketing@woodcountyhistory.org | PROGRAM DETAILS

  • August 23 | 2 PM - 4 PM
  • WOOD COUNTY LIVING HISTORY DAY
  • Free program at the Wood County Historical Center on Wood County's Firsts

  • August 29 - September 12
  • OHIO WOMEN VOTE: 100 YEARS OF CHANGE
  • Traveling exhibit courtesy of the League of Women Voters and the Ohio History Connection [more]

  • May 23 - September 6
  • BLUE STAR MUSEUM
  • Free museum admission for active duty military personnel and their families.

September

2020 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM, weekends 1-4 PM
The Museum is closed September 7 in observance of Labor Day

  • September 4 | 10 AM - 4 PM
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Free museum admission on the first Friday of each month

  • September 10 | 2 PM - 4 PM
  • Tea & Talk Series: RECONCILING THE CIVIL WAR
  • PROGRAM MOVED TO SEPTEMBER 9, 2021 | Direct Questions to 419-352-0967 or marketing@woodcountyhistory.org | PROGRAM DETAILS

  • September TBA
  • OHIO OPEN DOORS

  • September 20
  • Smithsonian Museum Day
  • Free museum admission for institutions across the country.

  • September 23 (new date)
  • HERE'S TO YOUR HEALTH! Historical Program & Whiskey Tasting with Elliot MacFarlane
  • Local historian, Elliot MacFarlane, pairs a fascinating talk about Wood County's history and how whiskey, whisky, and other spirits hold a lot of details about our county's DNA. Program includes a tasting of five selected whiskeys (or whiskys), snacks, and a self-guided museum tour. Must be age 21 or over to participate in the tasting. Tickets are $40 and seating is limited.
    RSVP to 419-352-0967 or marketing@woodcountyhistory.org

  • August 29 - September 12
  • OHIO WOMEN VOTE: 100 YEARS OF CHANGE
  • Traveling exhibit courtesy of the League of Women Voters and the Ohio History Connection [more]

  • May 23 - September 6
  • BLUE STAR MUSEUM
  • Free museum admission for active duty military personnel and their families.

October

2020 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM, weekends 1-4 PM
The Museum is closed October 12 in observance of Columbus Day

  • October 2 | 10 AM - 4 PM
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Free museum admission on the first Friday of each month

  • Saturday, October 3 | 9 PM - 2 PM
  • DEMONSTRATION DAY: Blacksmith Open Forge
  • Free Event | Free Museum Admission (1 PM - 4 PM)

  • October 7 | 7 PM - 9 PM
  • GERMAN-AMERICAN DAY: How Deutsch is your DNA?
  • Share your results and enjoy German food and fellowship [more]

  • October 8 | 2 PM - 4 PM
  • Tea & Talk Series: ROLLIN' WITH JESUS
  • PROGRAM MOVED TO OCTOBER 14, 2021 | Direct Questions to 419-352-0967 or marketing@woodcountyhistory.org | PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Friday, October 23 | 7 PM - 10 PM
  • FRIDAY NIGHT FOLKLORE TOUR | [more]
  • Wood County Historical Center & Museum

November

2020 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM, weekends 1-4 PM
The Museum is closed November 26 & 27 in observance of Thanksgiving

  • November 1 (tentative) | 10 AM - 4 PM
  • EXHIBIT: CARL & MARY BACH: A 21st Century Perspective
  • Witness the Carl & Mary Bach artifacts in this newly interpreted exhibit.

  • November 6 | 10 AM - 4 PM
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Free museum admission on the first Friday of each month

  • November 12 | 2 PM - 4 PM
  • Tea & Talk Series: PEANUT BUTTER & MARMALADE
  • PROGRAM MOVED TO NOVEMBER 18, 2021 | Direct Questions to 419-352-0967 or marketing@woodcountyhistory.org | PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Saturday, November 14 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 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.

  • Saturday, November 21 | 10:00 AM - Noon
  • SEE CHUCK THE FIRE TRUCK!
  • Wood County Historical Society & Voices of Harmony, Bowling Green Holiday Parade (Main Street)

  • Saturday November 28 & Sunday, December 29
  • 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

2020 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM, weekends 1-4 PM
The Museum is closed December 24 - 31 in observance of Christmas & New Years

  • December 3 | 2 PM - 4 PM
  • Tea & Talk Series: LETTERS FROM EUROPE
  • PROGRAM MOVED TO DECEMBER 2, 2021 | Direct Questions to 419-352-0967 or marketing@woodcountyhistory.org | PROGRAM DETAILS

  • December 4 | 10 AM - 4 PM
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Free museum admission on the first Friday of each month

  • Saturday, December 5 | 1 PM - 4 PM
  • DEMONSTRATION DAY: Christmas in the Cabin
  • Free Event inside the log cabin with costumed interpreters | Free Museum Admission

  • December 10 | 2 PM - 4 PM
  • Tea & Talk Series: SPORTY, SPICE, & EVERYTHING NICE
  • PROGRAM MOVED TO DECEMBER 9, 2021 | Direct Questions to 419-352-0967 or marketing@woodcountyhistory.org | PROGRAM DETAILS