• Advanced reservations are necessary for all teas, even for Tea Card holders. Payment must be received (check, cash, or credit) within 10 business days of making the reservation to secure seats.
  • All reservations and payments must be made by the Friday before each tea.
  • Any cancellation after this date will forfeit payment.
  • Handicap accessible facilities. Groups Welcome.
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  • April 2017
  • PAY ONLINE
  • with Credit Card or PayPal
  • (payment for this tea is now closed)

April - THE RED CROSS IN WWI

Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Rd. Bowling Green, OH

  • Marianne Duvendack will share the role and Congressional mandates of the Red Cross from WWI to present. She has been a Red Cross volunteer for 15 years, serving as a Disaster Responder, both locally and nationally serving in Florida and Saipan.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, April 7
  • Catering provided by Rox Ann Brewer, Rossford OH
  • May 2017
  • PAY ONLINE
  • with Credit Card or PayPal
  • (payment for this tea is now closed)

May - WWI PLANTS & VICTORY GARDENS

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm

WOLF'S BLOOMS & BERRIES 8140 Scotch Ridge Rd. Bowling Green, OH

  • Sue Wolf, owner of Wolf's Blooms & Berries, will talk about plants and victory gardens used during WWI.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, May 4
  • Catering provided by Share Our Grounds, Whitehouse OH
  • June 2017
  • PAY ONLINE
  • with Credit Card or PayPal
  • (payment for this tea is now closed)

June - FASHION IN THE WAR ERA

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Rd. Bowling Green, OH

  • Marian Zengel will show & tell about 1910s fashion pre- and post-war, and how the war influenced the silhouette, fiber, dyestuff supply, and women's freedoms. Marian is an instructor of textiles and apparel fundamentals at BGSU and curator of the Historic Costume Collection for the School of Family and Consumer Sciences.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, June 2
  • Catering provided by Mike Zaborniac, Waterville OH
  • TEA DAY SPECIAL in Gift Shop today only: 25% off all Tea
  • July 2017
  • PAY ONLINE
  • with Credit Card or PayPal
  • (payment for this tea is now closed)

July - MESSAGE DELIVERED: THE POST OFFICE IN WWI

Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Rd. Bowling Green, OH

  • Speaker is Gary Levitt, Museum of Postal History, Delphos Ohio
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, July 7
  • Catering provided by Mike Zaborniac, Waterville OH
  • TEA DAY SPECIAL in Gift Shop today only: 10% off Ginger Peach Tea and all Tea Pots, 25% off Bone China Cups & Saucers (poppy or lavendar)(excludes mugs)
  • August 2017
  • PAY ONLINE
  • with Credit Card or PayPal
  • (payment for this tea is now closed)

August - AVIATION DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Rd. Bowling Green, OH

  • Speaker is Bill Hirzel, Aviation Enthusiast. War often triggers advancements in technology. During WWI, the internal combusion engine and other innovations in flight surfaced into techniques still used today. Bill will showcase these technology advancements and show how society was influenced, then and now, by WWI.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, August 4
  • Catering provided by Mike Zaborniac, Waterville OH
  • TEA DAY SPECIAL in Gift Shop today only: 10% off Wild Blueberry Tea and 25% off "Jenny Did It" Notecards.

 

  • September 2017
  • PAY with credit card by calling the museum at 419-352-0967
  • (online payment feature is now closed)

September - SHATTERED GLASS: THE IMPACT OF WWI BOMBING ON CHURCHES & CATHEDRALS

Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Rd. Bowling Green, OH

  • World War I brought destruction to many Cathedrals and Churches across the European landscape during intense repeated bombing and shelling. Andrea Killy-Knight from Bigelow Glass in Findlay OH, will explore the damage and rebuilding to some of the greats such as Rheims and Notre Dame with a focus on the stained glass.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, September 8
  • Catering provided by Rox Ann Brewer, Rossford OH
  • TEA DAY SPECIAL in Gift Shop today only: 20% off Orange Ginger Mint Tea, all socks 25%, wine glasses only $5

 

  • October 2017
  • Tea 2017 Oct 12 - Fiction

October - HOME FIRES BURNING: WWI FICTION

Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Rd. Bowling Green, OH

  • Michele Raine, Assistant Director of the Wood County District Public Library, will present the varied aspects of literature during and following WWI. Much has been written about the shock and horror of the warfare introduced on World War I battlefields. This was also one of the first wars to generate such depth of poetry and literature around the experience of war both at home and in the trenches. Through contemporary and modern fictional accounts we will explore the fears, hopes, duties, and gender roles changed forever by the war.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, October 6
  • Catering provided by Share Our Grounds, Whitehouse OH
  • TEA DAY SPECIAL in Gift Shop today only: 10% off Hot Apple Cider Herbal Tea
  • November 2017
  • Tea 2017 Nov 09 - Journalism Lehman

November - MARGARET LEHMANN AND JOURNALISM OF WWI

Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Rd. Bowling Green, OH

  • Hal Brown, a lifelong resident of Wood County with 42 years as a reporter and editor for the Sentinel-Tribune, will share the story of Margaret Lehmann. Lehmann was in charge of the Visiting Nurses in Philadelphia and was recruited by the American Red Cross to help lead a contingent of nurses to Europe at the start of what would become World War I. Her letters about her experiences were published in the Sentinel-Tribune. The talk will also focus on how the Sentinel-Tribune covered the war.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, November 3
  • Catering provided by Rox Ann Brewer, Rossford OH
  • TEA DAY SPECIAL in Gift Shop today only: 10% off Mango Ceylon Black Tea

 

  • December, 7 2017
  • Tea 2017 Dec 07 - Music

December 7th - MUSIC ON THE HOMEFRONT: Popular Music, Propaganda, and Selling WWI

Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Rd. Bowling Green, OH

  • Tiffany Knoell, instructor of Popular Culture at BGSU, will talk about and share WWI-era music.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, December 1
  • Catering provided by Rox Ann Brewer, Rossford OH
  • TEA DAY SPECIAL in Gift Shop today only: 10% off Christmas Tea

Sponsored by Biglow Tea

  • December, 14 2017
  • Tea 2017 Dec 14 - Christmas Truce

December 14th - 1914 CHRISTMAS TRUCE

Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Rd. Bowling Green, OH

  • Wood County Historical Museum own Michael McMaster, Education Coordinator, will share the goodwill account of how enemy soldiers laid down their guns to celebrate Christmas in the trenches.
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, December 8
  • Catering provided by Share Our Grounds, Whitehouse OH
  • TEA DAY SPECIAL in Gift Shop today only: 10% off Christmas Tea

Sponsored by Biglow Tea

Payment Options

To PAY ONLINE:

  1. Please call the museum at 419-352-0967 to make a reservation prior to making payment.
  2. Select your WCHS status from the drop-down menu (member, non-member, or child) for the tea of choice, then click Add to Cart.
  3. From the PayPal screen, you can change the quantity of tickets needed.
  4. To add another status for the same tea, or to add other teas, click Continue Shopping and repeat steps 2 & 3.
  5. When all teas and tickets have been added to the Shopping Cart, you can click Check Out to pay online with Credit Card, or Check out with PayPal to pay using your PayPal secure account.
  6. Once the transaction is complete, you should have the option to have a receipt e-mailed to you for your records. Your receipt is your ticket for the tea.
  7. A copy of your payment will be sent to the Wood County Historical Museum for processing.
  8. If you need to make any changes to your reservation, please call the museum at 419-352-0967.
  9. If you cannot attend a tea that is paid for, you will receive a credit towards another tea. There are no monetary refunds.

Payment Options

  • General Adult - $15.00 per person for one (1) Tea
  • WCHS Member - $12.00 per person for one (1) Tea
  • Child age 10 & under - $5.00 per person for one (1) Tea
  • We accept cash in advance at the museum
  • We accept checks made payable to WCHS mailed in advance
  • We accept credit card payment over the phone or online
  • Tea Cards 2017
  • Tea Card 2017

Save with a Tea Card!

Half Card

  • Buy 4 teas and get 5th one free.
  • Your choice on dates - RSVP at 419-352-0967
  • WCHS Member price $48
  • Non-member price $60

Full Card

  • Buy 8 teas and get the 9th one free.
  • Your choice on dates - RSVP at 419-352-0967
  • WCHS Member price $96
  • Non-member price $120

PLEASE REMEMBER

  • A tea card does not guarantee a spot at any tea, so make your reservations early by calling 419-352-0967.
  • Tea cards are transferrable.
  • Reservations and payment due the Friday before each tea.

Catering & Sponsorship

Tea Sponsorship

Sponsorship of the Tea Series helps the Society offer these programs at a very low cost to the public, while promoting your business through our vast marketing outlets. Teas average 60-66 guests from Northwest Ohio and southern Michigan.

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Tea Catering

If you have a catering business and are interested in catering teas or other museum events, please call Kelli Kling at 419-352-0967

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