Living History Day
WOOD COUNTY LIVING HISTORY DAY
Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 2 PM
Oak Grove Cemetery on the campus of Bowling Green State University
Rain location: First United Methodist Church, 1506 E. Wooster St. BG
History comes alive as local residents portray Wood Countians who exemplify leisure time in Wood County during the 1920s-1930s. 2018 honorees were chosen because of the Wood County Historical Museum’s exhibit "The Return to Normalcy: A Life of Leisure in Wood County."
This event is free and open to the public.
Parking is available in the cemetery, as well as on the adjacent BGSU campus. We recommend 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.
This event is made possible with support from:
Portage Center Arbor Gleaners 524 • Delphos Granite • Wood County Genealogy • Montessori • BG Community Foundation
The 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 • DBD Sound Reinforcement • The Living History Day Committe • WBGU-FM The Morning Show • Wood Co. Historical Museum Staff
RAYMOND T. GEORGE
Conductor of the First Methodist Church orchestra and member of the BG Military Band. Portrayed by local musician Cleve Patton.
As part of the Women’s Christian Temperance Movement in Grand Rapids, helped lead raids on the local speakeasies during Prohibition. Portrayed by Stephanie Truman.
Professionally, an award-winning advertising manager for the Sentinel-Tribue, but locally dubbed a collaborator of the Bowling Green Marriage Mill. Portrayed by Thomas Edge.
A local farmer with a community of his friends was the catalyst for what may have been the first local Depression-era penny auction. Portrayed by Michael Ginnetti.
A southern socialite, member of the Shakespeare Round Table, and notable landscape artist. Portrayor pending
ERNEST & VIOLA WALTER
Owners of the Virginia Motion Picture Theatre, North Baltimore Ohio, 1936-1959. Portrayors Dave & Ellin Stoots.
The leader of the Kitchen Kazoo Orchestra of the Portage Township homemakers. Portrayed by Michele Raine, Wood County District Public Library.