Rise to the challenge of accessibility.
[May 15 update | donation info]
"I gave to the Accessibility Project to eliminate steep and narrow staircase climbs like this one".
Wood County Historical Society Treasurer
TECHNICIAN POSITION OPEN
The Wood County Historical Society has a part-time technician position open. Details Here. Deadline to apply is May 1, 2015.
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13660 County Home Rd
Bowling Green, OH 43402
The Museum is closed to the public as we prepare for the Accessibility Project, however outdoor and off-site events are still planned for 2015.
Staff is available Monday - Friday, 9-5 for business purposes only. We advise calling ahead; construction may cause closures.
Once we re-open in late 2015, hours of operation will be:
Tues - Fri 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Closed Mondays & Holidays*
Th. Jan 1 - New Years Day
Mon. Jan. 19 - MLK Jr. Day
Mon. Feb. 16 - Presidents' Day
Mon. May 25 - Memorial Day
Fri. July 3 - Independence Day
Mon. Sept. 7 - Labor Day
Mon. Oct. 12 - Columbus Day
Wed. Nov. 11 - Veterans' Day
Th. Nov 26 - Thanksgiving
Fr. Dec. 25 - Christmas
$5 adult / $1 child suggested donation.
I-75 to exit 179. Go East on Rt. 6 (towards Fremont). Turn Right on County
I-75 Road Construction Update
Construction on I-75 and on Rt. 6 may impact your route. Visit the ODOT website for Northwest Ohio's latest road conditions, or call the Museum to inquire about alternative routes.
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The Wood County Historical Center & Museum is managed jointly by the Wood County Commissioners James F. Carter, Joel Kuhlman, and Doris Herringshaw, Ed.D; the Wood County Historical Society; and the Wood County Park District.
Need a lift to the Museum?
Bowling Green offers a variety of taxi services. Just check with the BG Convention & Visitors' Bureau
Monday, May 18, evening
Volunteers needed this evening to work in the Herb Garden at the Historical Center. Mulch, planting, weeding - all tasks that are made sweeter and more manageable when friends get together. Come for an hour or two, whatever time you have is appreciated to ready our quiet sanctuary for this years' visitors.
|TEA: MEDICINAL HERBS OF THE CIVIL WAR ERA [details and reservations]
Thursday, June 11, 2015,
Schooner Farms, 14890 Otsego Pike (Rt. 6 & SR 235)
Soak in the richness of the farm as you enjoy tea and light refreshments, followed by a program from owner Becky White-Schooner on how Mother Nature played doctor during Civil War times. Ample parking and handicap accessible.
Ample parking and handicap accessible.
Catered by Delightfully Done
[more about Schooner Farms]
||PASSPORT TO BG
Visit one or all of the 14 participating attractions and businesses in Bowling Green to receive a special offer and a stamp. Collect stamps to be eligible for a great prize package. Sponsored by the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau.
||SPIRIT OF WOOD COUNTY AWARDS
[download PDF details and nomination form]
DUE August 15, 2015
||WOOD COUNTY QUILT SQUARE TRAIL
Now that the roads are clearing up, take a drive to witness the 20 Quilt Squares peppered around Wood County. Brochures available at the Museum and the 4-H Office.
SEE "CHUCK THE FIRE TRUCK" IN THE HOLIDAY PARADES
Catch "Chuck the fire truck" from the Wood County Historical Society collection in several holiday parades around Northwest Ohio:
- TOLEDO MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
Saturday, May 23 with the Voices of Harmony barbershop quartet
- BOWLING GREEN MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
Monday, May 25 - the opening float with the Voices of Harmony barbershop quartet singing the National Anthem. Parade starts at 10:30 am from the BG Post Office (S. Main/Washington), north on Main Street, then east on Court St. ending at Oak Grove Cemetery for a wreath laying ceremony.
||MUSEUM RECEIVES AWARDS FOR ASYLUM EXHIBIT AND PROGRAMMING
April 21, 2015
The Wood County Historical Center & Museum was awarded the 2014 Ohio Museum Association (OMA) Award of Achievement for Best Community Partnership under $500,000 for its work done in conjunction with the exhibit ASYLUM: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals. This is the second award for this exhibit and related programming; the museum was awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Ohio Local History Alliance in October, 2014... [more]
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