TRAVELING TRUNKS : SUITCASE
MUSEUM : TALKS
Although we offer many programs and guided tours at our wonderful
facility, we also develop suitcase programs to bring into
your classroom, developed with your core curriculum
in mind. Our well-rounded staff has experience from education,
history, and popular culture and has the ability to create
a program based on your educational needs.
Choose from: WWI | WWII | Civil War | Colonial Boy & Girl | Native Indians | Thomas Edison | History of Wood County | or make a suggestion!
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Education Programs Coordinator
Wood County Historical Center & Museum
13660 County Home Road
Bowling Green, OH 43402
1 and 2 Educators:
Fulfill a portion of your History requirements by having a
museum staff member bring historical artifacts and photographs
to your classroom. A visual presentation about early forms
of communication and transportation together with artifacts
such as butter churns, early phonograph technology, and other
items help answer your students questions bout daily life
in the past.
2 and 4 Educators:
Fulfill a portion of your
Heritage requirements by bringing a visual presentation about
inventor and scientist Thomas Edison to your classroom. A
real vintage home phonograph accompanies this presentation
to show students about one of Edison’s most important
inventions. This program would go great with a lesson about
Fulfill an important portion
of your History requirements by bringing in a visual program
of the “History of Wood County: 10,000 BC- 2005 AD (in
thirty minutes)”. This program, complete with hands-on
artifacts, describes the growth and changes in our community
over time in areas such as transportation, technology, and
physical features. This is a 30-45 minute program. The presenter
will be dressed as an 1830’s era pioneer.
4 and 5 Educators:
Fulfill an important portion
of your History and Cultures requirements by bring a visual
presentation about the Native Americans of Northwest Ohio
to your classroom. Each image, taken from primary sources,
shows important aspects about Indian life such as how they
dressed and where they lived. Hands-on artifacts such as prehistoric
tools are included in this presentation.
The museum has put together a traveling exhibit focused on
World War I. Uniforms and equipment such as a gas mask and
helmet, together with period photos help students better visualize
what life was like for the common soldier during the Great
9 and 10 Educators:
New to the museum this year is a traveling exhibit focused
on WWII. This exhibit includes period magazines, war ration
books, uniforms, and equipment such as a helmet, belt, and
canteen. Also included in this exhibit is a vintage 1940’s
era silent newsreel that can be viewed by your class on the
museums 16mm film projector.
We welcome the opportunity to combine a suitcase presentation
with a field trip tour of the Museum and grounds. For
more information, contact Michael McMaster,
Education Coordinator, at 419.352.0967 or email@example.com.
& CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS
We work closely with many organizations...
...to develop resources,
programs, and opportunities:
- Meeting room rental for banquets, award ceremonies, and leadership meetings
- Overnight camping on
- Historic guided tours
and projects for merit badges
- Organized day camps