Research Tips & Resources

The Wood County Historical Society is not a research facility, but we will gladly try and connect you with our local partners.

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Wood County Museum

13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; Saturday – Sunday, 1pm-4pm (except holidays)
The Historical Society has a limited research collection. Please call the Museum Curator regarding any requests.

Superintendents & Matrons of the Wood County Infirmary

January 16, 1869 – Wood County Infirmary opened with six residents. The Wood County Commissioners appointed J.B. Lockhard as the first Director.
1872 to 1877 – First Superintendent Thomas C. Reid
1877 to 1878 – E.M. Jenkins, Superintendent
1878 to 1904 – Edwin & Charlotte Farmer, Superintendent & Matron
1904 to 1949 – Frank & Lottie Brandeberry, Superintendent & Matron
1949 to 1952 – Dr. & Mrs. C.E. Petteys, Superintendent & Matron
1952 to 1969 – Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Roe, Superintendent & Matron
1969 to 1971 – Doris Roof, a nurse, acted as manager
February 15, 1971 – The Infirmary, now primarily a nursing home, closed. The last Infirmary residents moved into the newly built nursing home, now called Wood Haven Health Care on Gypsy Lane Road.
1975 – The former County Infirmary re-opens to the public as the Wood County Historical Museum.