Living History Day
WOOD COUNTY LIVING HISTORY DAY
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”
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).
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.
A teacher for 50-years starting with the Portage Village one-room school, Weston Township DeWeese, and Weston School.
A pioneer wife who overcame death and disease to clear the swamp in 1832.