Living History Day

17th annual

Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 2 PM
Wood County Historical Center

History comes alive as we honor Wood County's firsts, part of our county's bicentennial celebration.


Charles Sumner VanTassel

Author of “The First 100 Hundred Years of Bowling Green”

Charles Evers

Author of “Pioneer Scrapbook of Wood County”

George Murray Brown

Wood County Sheriff (1882-1887). Oversaw the hanging of Carl Bach (Wood County Courthouse) and Arthur J. Glover (Ohio Penitentiary).

Peter Kramp

The "Oil Prince of Wood County"

Dr. John Whitehead

Prominent doctor in early Wood County; remembered by the Cunning & Whitehead Building in Downtown Bowling Green.

Harriet Covert Battles

President of the first Wood County Women’s Suffrage Club.

Dottie Zimmerman

A teacher for 50-years starting with the Portage Village one-room school, Weston Township DeWeese, and Weston School.

Elizabeth LaFarrie

A pioneer wife who overcame death and disease to clear the swamp in 1832.

Past Living History Honorees


WTOL News coverage of past Living History programs

Read about past programs in the BG Independent Media and Sentinel-Tribune