Living History Day

14th annual

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Oak Grove Cemetery
on the campus of Bowing Green State University

Rain Location: First United Methodist Church
1506 E. Wooster St. Bowling Green


RAY AVERY - portrayed by grand-daughter Terry Witt

JONATHAN & ADDIE LADD - portrayed by Peter & Elizabeth Geer Fry

MARGARET LEHMANN - portrayed by Cassie Greenlee

MILO LYBARGER - portrayed by Tom Pendleton

VERNON WYMER (pictured) - pictured by great-great newphew Hunter Wymer


History comes alive as local residents portray Wood Countians whose lives were touched by WWI. 2017 honorees were chosen because of the Wood County Historical Center & Museum’s 2017 exhibit "Over There! Send Word, the Wood County Boys are Coming! World War I 1914-1918"

This event is free and open to the public.

Roll Call to represent the 73 Wood County residents who lost their lives during WWI will be read by Bowling Green High School students Ethan Brown, Elaine Hudson, Thomas Long, Cole Nemeth, Hudson Pendleton, Charlotte Perez, and Anne Weaver.

TAPS will be played by Elizabeth Bostdorff

Parking is available in the cemetery, as well as on the adjacent BGSU campus. We recommed entering the cemetery from Poe Road, turn south on Willard, right on Merry, then left to enter the cemetery [ BGSU Map ] The Wood County Sheriff’s Department will provide free rides up to the mound where the program will be held. Chairs are available, although those attending are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. In case of heavy rain, the program will be moved to the First United Methodist Church, 1506 E. Wooster St. Bowling Green.

The 2017 Living History Day is sponsored by:

Exchange Club of BG • Portage Center Arbor Gleaners 524 • Women's Club of BG • Wood County Genealogical Society • Wood County Historical Society

This program was made possible with help from:

Oak Grove Cemetery

City of Bowling Green: Lori Tretter • Mike Hammer • Tim Hammer • Brian Craft • First United Methodist Church • Wood Co. Sheriff’s Office & Sheriff Auxiliary • Wood Co. District Public Library • Michael Penrod • North Baltimore Area Historical Society • Joe Wymer • Terry Witt • DBD Sound Reinforcement • Producer One Media LLC • Living History Day Committe: Nancy Buchanan • Millie Broka • Hal Brown • Dick Conrad • Keith Guion • Wendy Guion • Jean Ladd • Wynn Perry • Dr. JoBeth Gonzalez • WBGU-FM The Morning Show • Wood Co. Historical Museum Staff • Music provided by A Joyful Noise • Usher Services provided by the BG Kiwanis Aktion Club

Past Living History Honorees