The Mission of the
Wood County Historical Society


To make connections between our past, present, and future by capturing stories and cultivating memories of Wood County, Ohio, and the County Home.


We strive to preserve local history and provide edcuational resources through exhibits, events, and progams suitable for the community as well as the long-distance visitor.


Membership to the Historical Society helps ensure preservation efforts for generations, and provides you with discounts to the museum and events.



Our Partnership


The Wood County Historical Center & Museum is managed jointly by the Wood County Commissioners Doris I. Herringshaw, Ed.D - President; Craig LaHote - Vice President, & Dr. Theodore H. Bowlus - Member; the Wood County Historical Society; and the Wood County Park District.

Museum Policies & Procedures

    For any questions regarding Museum policies, contact the Museum Director, Dana Nemeth, at 419-352-0967 or

Chanticleer Newsletter

The Chanticleer Newsletter is a quarterly publication mailed to Wood County Historical Society members, friends, and County Agencies.


A digital PDF version is also available.


For article or advertising inquiries, please contact Kelli Kling, Marketing & Events Coordinator, at 419-352-0967 or