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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

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 • Portable Sawmill • Black Swamp Raptor Rehab Center • The Buzz On Bees • Naturally Native Nursery • Working Oil Derrick • Making Rope • Abundant Soap • Worm Composting • Blacksmith • Power of Yesteryear Antique Tractors • and so much more…

ASYLUM 10th ANNIVERSARY EVENT [more]
Saturday, May 31, 2014, 1-4 PM
   • New Exhibit: "Chasing the White Rabbit: An Historical Look at American Mental Illness"
   • Special Mental Health Lectures

BLUE STAR MUSEUMS PROGRAM
Memorial Day weekend 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.

JUNE
2014

AROUND NORTHWEST OHIO

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

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

WOOD COUNTY EMPLOYEE PICNIC & SAFETY FAIR
Tuesday, June 10, 10-2 PM

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.

BLUE STAR MUSEUMS PROGRAM
Memorial Day weekend 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.

PASSPORT TO BG
June - September

Visitors and Townies can enjoy an adventure and savings around Bowling Green, and win prizes as you get stamps on your passport. Contact the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau to pick up a PERKS card and start your adventure.

DEMO DAY
Saturday, June 28, 1-4 PM

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

JULY
2014

TEA: WHERE DO BABIES COME FROM
Tales from a local mid-wife who has traveled abroad to provide aid to mothers and babies.

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

CHRISTMAS IN JULY DECORATOR MEETING
Details TBA.

4-H Quilt Square TrailWOOD COUNTY FAIR
Monday, July 28 - Monday, August 4, 2014

Special Quilt and 4-H exhibit. [more]
Volunteers get a free day-pass. To volunteer, contact Tim Gaddie at 419.352.0967 x104 or volunteer@woodcountyhistory.org

BLUE STAR MUSEUMS PROGRAM
Memorial Day weekend 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.

PASSPORT TO BG
June - September

Visitors and Townies can enjoy an adventure and savings around Bowling Green, and win prizes as you get stamps on your passport. Contact the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau to pick up a PERKS card and start your adventure.

DEMO DAY
Saturday, July 26, 1-4 PM

AUGUST
2014

4-H Quilt Square TrailWOOD COUNTY FAIR
Monday, July 28 - Monday, August 4, 2014

Special Quilt and 4-H exhibit. [more]
Volunteers get a free day-pass. To volunteer, contact Tim Gaddie at 419.352.0967 x104 or volunteer@woodcountyhistory.org

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
Memorial Day weekend 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.

PASSPORT TO BG
June - September

Visitors and Townies can enjoy an adventure and savings around Bowling Green, and win prizes as you get stamps on your passport. Contact the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau to pick up a PERKS card and start your adventure.

OHIO OIL ANNIVERSARY EVENT & DEMO DAY
Saturday, August 30, 1-4 PM

SEPTEMBER
2014

TEA: A ROMP IN THE WOODS
A local park naturalist will uncover the hidden treasures on the Wood County walking trails.
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
Memorial Day weekend 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.

PASSPORT TO BG
June - September

Visitors and Townies can enjoy an adventure and savings around Bowling Green, and win prizes as you get stamps on your passport. Contact the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau to pick up a PERKS card and start your adventure.

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 & POWER OF YESTERYEAR TRACTOR SHOW
Saturday, September 20, 10 AM - 4 PM
 
  • Power of Yesteryear Antique Tractor Show
   • Historic and farm demonstrations
   • Spirit of Wood County Awards
[PDF Nomination Form due June 30, 2014]
   • Celebrate farm foods and harvest time

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

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

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.

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