Calendar

January

2017

  • Closed December 18, 2016 - January 31, 2017

February

2017

  • WWI EXHIBIT OPENING: Over There! Send Word, the Wood County Boys are Coming!
  • Wednesday, February 1 - Museum open for self-guided tours
  • OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS:
  • BG WINTERFEST - FEBRUARY 10-12. Welcome Back Scott Hamilton! Ice Sculptures • Frostbite FunRun • Chili Cook-off • Sandwich Stroll • Live Music & Events

March

2017

  • MOMMY & ME AT THE MUSEUM (& Daddy too!) [more]
  • Wednesday, March 1 | 10:00 AM - Noon
  • Wood County Historical Museum
  • "At the Museum, I may see..." picture book, stroller-friendly tour, and snack. Tour starts promptly at 10:00 AM. FREE.
  • Habitec Security
  • OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS:
  • MARKET DAY & FIBER FAIR - MARCH 25 | Wood County Fairgrounds. Sponsored by the Black Swamp Spinners Guild

April

2017

  • BLACKSMITH OPEN FORGE DEMONSTRATION | Saturday, April 1 | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Wood County Historical Center Boom Town
  • FREE Family Event.
  • Join the Northwest Ohio Blacksmiths for their annual open forge Demonstration day out at the Blacksmith Shop in the Boom Town area of the Wood County Historical Center.
  • LOG CABIN SPRING RENEWAL | Saturday, April 1 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Sunday, April 2 | 1:00 - 4:00 PM
  • Wood County Historical Center Log Cabin
  • FREE Family Event.
  • Costumed interpreters welcome the public to watch or lend a hand while they ready the cabin with pre-summer preparations and window re-glazing.
  • More Demonstration Days
  • MUSEUM SPRING OPENING | Saturday, April 1 | 1:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wood County Historical Center & Museum
  • FREE Family Event.
  • Feature exhibit “Send Word: The Wood County Boys Are Coming! World War I”
  • Accessibility Project Donor Appreciation & Donor Wall Reveal
  • 2pm - 3pm : “Cross of Iron, Cross of Gold: The Sinking of the Ticonderoga in WWI” presented by Michael McMaster, WCHM
  • OHIO MUSEUM ASSOICATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE | April 2-3
  • Toledo Ohio
  • MOMMY & ME AT THE MUSEUM (& Daddy too!) [more]
  • Wednesday, April 5 | 10:00 AM - Noon
  • Wood County Historical Museum
  • "At the Museum, I may see..." picture book, stroller-friendly tour, and snack. Tour starts promptly at 10:00 AM. FREE.
  • Habitec Security
  • BG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS AFTER-HOURS | Wednesday, April 6 | 4:00-6:00 PM
  • Wood County Historical Center & Museum
  • Free Museum admission for general public and Chamber investors plus WWI-inspired light fare and beverages.
  • Elevator Ribbon Cutting with Wood County Commissioners at 4:00 PM
  • TEA : The Red Cross: WWI to Present | Thursday, April 13 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Wood County Historical Museum | RSVP TODAY - Reservations and payment due Friday, April 7

May

2017

  • MOMMY & ME AT THE MUSEUM (& Daddy too!) [more]
  • Wednesday, May 3 | 10:00 AM - Noon
  • Wood County Historical Museum
  • "At the Museum, I may see..." picture book, stroller-friendly tour, and snack. Tour starts promptly at 10:00 AM. FREE.
  • Habitec Security
  • Wednesday, May 3 | 4:30 - 7:30 PM
  • OPEN ARCHERY
  • Wood County Historical Center
  • Join the Wood County Park District at the new archery range on the grounds of the Historical Center and give archery a shot! Details about Open Archery
  • Sponsored by
  • Thursday, May 11 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • TEA : WWI PLANTS & VICTORY GARDENS
  • Wolf's Blooms & Berries | 8140 Scotch Ridge Rd., BG
  • More info & RSVP
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, May 5
  • May 20 | 10 AM - 12 Noon
  • BUSINESS IN BOOM TOWN - DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR
  • Carter House | 307 N. Church St. BG (behind Wood Co. Library)
  • Take a historic walking tour of Downtown Bowling Green led by Local History Specialist Marnie Pratt and the Historical Museum's Events Coordinator Kelli Kling. Registration required by calling the Library at 419-352-5104 x220. Light refreshments served at the Carter House following the tour.
  • See photos on Facebook
  • Memorial Day - Labor Day
  • National Endowment for the Arts : BLUE STAR MUSEUM
  • FREE ADMISSION between Memorial Day and Labor Day for active-duty military personnel and their families (includes National Guard and Reserve).
  • More about the Blue Star Museum program
  • NOTE: The Museum will be closed on Memorial Day, Labor Day, and these select holidays.
  • May 29 | 10 AM
  • SEE CHUCK THE FIRE TRUCK!
  • Toledo Memorial Day Parade
  • The parade begins at 10am from Summit Street in Downtown Toledo. Thanks to Tom Pendleton and the Voices of Harmony Barbershop Quartet.
  • Details in the Toledo Blade

June

2017

  • Memorial Day - Labor Day
  • National Endowment for the Arts : BLUE STAR MUSEUM
  • FREE ADMISSION between Memorial Day and Labor Day for active-duty military personnel and their families (includes National Guard and Reserve).
  • More about the Blue Star Museum program
  • NOTE: The Museum will be closed on Memorial Day, Labor Day, and these select holidays.
  • Saturday, June 3 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, June 4 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • POWER OF YESTERYEAR TRACTOR SHOW & DEMONSTRATION DAY
  • Wood County Historical Center
  • FREE Family Event.
  • Tractor display and farm-themed demonstrations. Kiddie pedal pull both days, Oil Derrick, and Blacksmithing Demonstrations.
  • More Demonstration Days
  • MOMMY & ME AT THE MUSEUM (& Daddy too!) [more]
  • Wednesday, June 7 | 10:00 AM - Noon
  • Wood County Historical Museum
  • "At the Museum, I may see..." picture book, stroller-friendly tour, and snack. Tour starts promptly at 10:00 AM. FREE.
  • Habitec Security
  • Thursday, June 8 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • TEA : FASHION IN THE WWI ERA
  • Wood County Historical Museum
  • Presentation by Marian Zengel, Instructor of Textiles, BGSU
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, June 2 | More info & RSVP
  • Tuesday, June 13 | 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • WOOD COUNTY EMPLOYEE PICNIC & SAFETY FAIR
  • Wood County Historical Center Front Lawn
  • Meet your fellow county agencies and get some ice cream dished out by our County officials. Rain location: Courthouse Atrium.
  • Saturday, June 24 & Sunday, June 25 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM both days
  • LOG CABIN DEMONSTRATIONS : PICNIC & GAMES
  • Wood County Historical Center Log Cabin
  • FREE Family Event.
  • Pack a picnic and join costumed interpreters play 1860s outdoor games.
  • Museum open 1-4 both days with free admission.
  • 2:00 PM Saturday, June 24 - 2:00 PM Sunday, June 25
  • AMATEUR RADIO DEMONSTRATION DAY
  • Wood County Historical Center Boom Town
  • FREE Family Event.
  • The Wood County Amateur Radio Club (WCARC) will hold their annual Field Day event in the Boom Town area of the museum grounds.
  • More Demonstration Days

July

2017

  • The museum will be closed Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
  • Memorial Day - Labor Day
  • National Endowment for the Arts : BLUE STAR MUSEUM
  • FREE ADMISSION between Memorial Day and Labor Day for active-duty military personnel and their families (includes National Guard and Reserve).
  • More about the Blue Star Museum program
  • NOTE: The Museum will be closed on Memorial Day, Labor Day, and these select holidays.
  • MOMMY & ME AT THE MUSEUM (& Daddy too!) [more]
  • Wednesday, July 5 | 10:00 AM - Noon
  • Wood County Historical Museum
  • "At the Museum, I may see..." picture book, stroller-friendly tour, and snack. Tour starts promptly at 10:00 AM. FREE.
  • Habitec Security
  • Thursday, July 13 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • TEA : MESSAGE DELIVERED: THE POST OFFICE IN WWI
  • Wood County Historical Museum
  • Presentation by Gary Levitt, Museum of Postal History in Delphos Ohio
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, June 30 | More info & RSVP
  • Saturday, July 15 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • OIL SYMPOSIUM & DEMO DAY
  • Wood County Historical Center & Boom Town
  • More Demonstration Days

August

2017

  • Memorial Day - Labor Day
  • National Endowment for the Arts : BLUE STAR MUSEUM
  • FREE ADMISSION between Memorial Day and Labor Day for active-duty military personnel and their families (includes National Guard and Reserve).
  • More about the Blue Star Museum program
  • NOTE: The Museum will be closed on Memorial Day, Labor Day, and these select holidays.
  • July 31 - August 7
  • WOOD COUNTY FAIR
  • Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd, BG
  • IN THE GRANGE BUILDING: Historical Society booth and Genealogy booth featuring Wood County Ghost Towns.
  • IN THE GROVE:Thursday, August 3 - Best of Living History at 1 PM | Costumed portrayers give first-person interpretations from past Living History Day programs with a connection to WWI.
  • MOMMY & ME AT THE MUSEUM (& Daddy too!) [more]
  • Wednesday, August 2 | 10:00 AM - Noon
  • Wood County Historical Museum
  • "At the Museum, I may see..." picture book, stroller-friendly tour, and snack. Tour starts promptly at 10:00 AM. FREE.
  • Habitec Security
  • Thursday, August 10 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • TEA : AVIATION DURING WWI
  • Wood County Historical Museum
  • Presented by Bill Hirzel, aviation enthusiast
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, August 4 | More info & RSVP
  • With support from

September

2017

  • Monday, September 4
  • The museum will be closed in observance of Labor Day.
  • Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend
  • National Endowment for the Arts : BLUE STAR MUSEUM
  • FREE ADMISSION between Memorial Day and Labor Day for active-duty military personnel and their families (includes National Guard and Reserve).
  • More about the Blue Star Museum program
  • NOTE: The Museum will be closed on Memorial Day, Labor Day, and these select holidays.
  • MOMMY & ME AT THE MUSEUM (& Daddy too!) [more]
  • Wednesday, September 6 | 10:00 AM - Noon
  • Wood County Historical Museum
  • "At the Museum, I may see..." picture book, stroller-friendly tour, and snack. Tour starts promptly at 10:00 AM. FREE.
  • Habitec Security
  • Wednesday, September 13 | 8:00 - 9:15 AM
  • BUSINESS, BRIEFING, & brew (BB&b)
  • Wood County Historical Museum
  • BG Chamber investors are invited to tour the museum, network, and enjoy a great cup of coffee.
  • Sponsored by the BG Chamber of Commerce
  • Thursday, September 14 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • TEA : SHATTERED GLASS - BOMBING ON CHURCHES & CATHEDRALS
  • Wood County Historical Museum
  • Presented by Andrea Killy-Knight, Bigelow Glass
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, Sept. 1 | More info & RSVP

October

2017

  • MOMMY & ME AT THE MUSEUM (& Daddy too!) [more]
  • Wednesday, October 4 | 10:00 AM - Noon
  • Wood County Historical Museum
  • "At the Museum, I may see..." picture book, stroller-friendly tour, and snack. Tour starts promptly at 10:00 AM. FREE.
  • Habitec Security
  • Wednesday, October 4 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • GERMAN-AMERICAN DAY: World War I and the German-American Experience in Northwest Ohio
  • Wood County Historical Center & Museum
  • More about German-American Day
  • Monday, October 9
  • The museum will be closed in observance of Columbus Day.
  • Tuesday, October 10 | 5:00 - 7:00 PM
  • SCARECROW MAKING WORKSHOP
  • Presented by the Wood County Park District at the Historical Center
  • DETAILS & FOLKLORE EVENTS
  • Thursday, October 12 | 6:30 - 8:00 PM
  • PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST & WORKSHOP
  • Presented by the Wood County Park District at the Historical Center
  • DETAILS & FOLKLORE EVENTS
  • Thursday, October 12 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • TEA : HOME FIRES BURNING: WWI FICTION
  • Wood County Historical Museum
  • Presented by Michele Raine, Wood Co. District Public Library
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, October 6 | More info & RSVP
  • Saturday, October 14 | 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • FOLKLORE & FUNFEST
  • SPresented by the Wood County Park District at the Historical Center
  • DETAILS & FOLKLORE EVENTS
  • October 23 | 4:30 - 7:30 PM
  • OPEN ARCHERY (pending due to rain - please call 419-353-1897 to confirm)
  • Wood County Historical Center - Archery Range
  • Join the Wood County Park District at the new archery range on the grounds of the Historical Center and give archery a shot!
  • Details about Open Archery
  • Sponsored by
  • Friday, October 27 | 7:00 - 10:00 PM
  • FRIDAY NIGHT FOLKLORE TRICK, TREAT & TOUR
  • Wood County Historical Center & Museum
  • DETAILS & FOLKLORE EVENTS

November

2017

  • MOMMY & ME AT THE MUSEUM (& Daddy too!) [more]
  • Wednesday, November 1 | 10:00 AM - Noon
  • Wood County Historical Museum
  • "At the Museum, I may see..." picture book, stroller-friendly tour, and snack. Tour starts promptly at 10:00 AM. FREE.
  • Habitec Security
  • Thursday, November 9 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • TEA : MARGARET LEHMANN, RED CROSS NURSE, AND THE JOURNALISM OF WWI
  • Wood County Historical Museum
  • Presented by retired journalist Hal Brown
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, Nov 3 | More info & RSVP
  • Sponsored by
  • Friday, November 10
  • The museum will be closed in observance of Veterans' Day.
  • Saturday, November 11 | 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • WOOD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL ELECTION & MEMBERSHIP BRUNCH [more]
  • Wood County Historical Museum
  • Enjoy brunch, a special WWI program, and the annual election for the Society Board of Directors on this special Armistice Day.
  • Saturday, November 18 | 10 AM - Noon
  • SEE CHUCK THE FIRE TRUCK!
  • Bowling Green Holiday Parade
  • Thanks to Tom Pendleton and the Voices of Harmony Barbershop Quartet.
  • Details from the BG Chamber of Commerce
  • November 23
  • The museum will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.
  • November 24
  • Museum and Gift Shop open for BLACK FRIDAY 1-4 PM
  • November 26 | 6:30 PM
  • SEE CHUCK THE FIRE TRUCK!
  • Pemberville Lighted Christmas Parade
  • Thanks to Tom Pendleton and the Voices of Harmony Barbershop Quartet for taking "Chuck" out on the town.
  • Details at pemberville.org

December

2017

  • December 2 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • CABIN FEVER DEMONSTRATION DAY : GERMAN CHRISTMAS
  • Wood County Historical Center Log Cabin
  • FREE Family Event
  • Stop by the Historical Center Log Cabin to visit with costumed interpreters and partake in German-influenced Christmas traditions. Make your own Victorian ornament and help decorate the Christmas tree.
  • More Demonstration Days
  • MOMMY & ME AT THE MUSEUM (& Daddy too!) [more]
  • Wednesday, December 6 | 10:00 AM - Noon
  • Wood County Historical Museum
  • "At the Museum, I may see..." picture book, stroller-friendly tour, and snack. Tour starts promptly at 10:00 AM. FREE.
  • Habitec Security
  • Thursday, December 7 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • TEA : MUSIC ON THE HOMEFRONT: Popular Music, Propaganda, and Selling WWI
  • Wood County Historical Museum
  • Presented by Tiffany Knoell, Instructor of Popular Culture at BGSU
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, December 1 | More info & RSVP
  • Sponsored by Bigelow Tea
  • Saturday, December 9
  • FURLOUGH FROM THE FRONT : Holiday Gala Fundraiser
  • Wood County Historical Museum
  • Experience a WWI furlough around the globe including beer, wine, food, and festivity | More info & RSVP
  • Thursday, December 14 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • TEA : 1914 CHRISTMAS TRUCE
  • Wood County Historical Museum
  • Presented by Michael McMaster, Museum Education Coordinator
  • RSVP and payment due Friday, December 8 | More info & RSVP
  • Sponsored by Bigelow Tea

2018

LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES

OPENING FEBRUARY 1, 2018

  • Wood County "returns to normalcy" post-WWI with this complimentary exhibit on leisure time activities.