2020 Museum Calendar

2020 Museum Events

Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM & weekends 1-4 | Closed on county holidays

January

2020 * Museum & Gift Shop open weekdays 10 AM - 4 PM (closed weekends in January)

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

  • January TBA
  • WCHS BOARD & STAFF RETREAT

February

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

  • Saturday, February 1
  • PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT: UTOPIA by Taylor Houpt

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

  • Friday, February 21 | 3 PM - 7 PM
  • UTOPIA EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION
  • Instagram Meet | Free Museum Tours

March

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

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

April

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

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

  • April 4 | 9 AM - 2 PM
  • DEMONSTRATION DAYS: Blacksmith Open Forge
  • Free Event | Free Museum Admission (1 PM - 4 PM)

May

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

  • May 1 | 10 AM - 4 PM
  • FREE FIRST FRIDAY
  • Free museum admission on the first Friday of each month

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

  • May TBA | 1 PM - 4 PM
  • DEMONSTRATION DAYS: Garrison Weekend
  • Free Event | Free Museum Admission (1 PM - 4 PM)

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

  • May 14 | 2 PM - 4 PM
  • Finding Your Roots Tea & Talk Series: WHIMSIES & WHIRLIGIGS in the WOOD COUNTY ARCHIVES
  • PROGRAM DETAILS | RSVP TODAY

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

June

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

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

  • June 6 | 10 AM - Noon
  • DOWNTOWN BG BOOMTOWN WALKING TOUR
  • Stroll downtown BG as we point out historical fun facts. Presented by the Wood County District Public Library and the Wood County Historical Society.

  • June 9 | 10:30 AM - 2 PM
  • WOOD COUNTY EMPLOYEE PICNIC & SAFETY FAIR
  • Free Event | Free Museum Admission

  • May 23 - September 6
  • 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

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

  • July 9 | 2 PM - 4 PM
  • Finding Your Roots Tea & Talk Series: CAMP FIRE GIRLS CALL TO WORK & BEAUTY
  • PROGRAM DETAILS | RSVP TODAY

  • May 23 - September 6
  • 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
  • Visit the Historical Society & Genealogy Society displays in 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
  • Finding Your Roots Tea & Talk Series: DUKE LABEY - IT'S FUN TO BE FOOLED
  • PROGRAM DETAILS | RSVP TODAY

  • August TBA
  • VOICES FROM WOOD COUNTY'S PAST
  • Free program at the Way Public Library, Perrysburg

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

  • 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

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

  • September TBA
  • OHIO OPEN DOORS

  • 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

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

  • October 7 | 7 PM - 9 PM
  • GERMAN-AMERICAN DAY
  • How Deutsch is your DNA? Share your stories, fellowship, & snacks [more]

  • 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

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

  • Thursday, November 12 | 2 PM - 4 PM
  • Finding Your Roots Tea & Talk Series: PEANUT BUTTER & MARMALADE
  • PROGRAM DETAILS | RSVP TODAY

  • 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

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

  • December 10 | 2 PM - 4 PM
  • Finding Your Roots Tea & Talk Series: SPORTY, SPICE, & EVERYTHING NICE
  • PROGRAM DETAILS | RSVP TODAY